The University offers a bachelor of arts (B.A.) and a bachelor of science (B.S.) in social studies
education for students who wish to obtain licensure to teach in middle school, junior high, or high school.
Students may choose to concentrate in any three (or more) of the following teaching areas:
Students gain teaching skills through classroom and multiple field experiences in the Bayh College of
Education and the College of Arts and Science—and through their required student teaching experience.
Field experiences begin as early as the junior year, with student teaching traditionally occurring
during the senior year.
An important benefit is the program's flexibility, which allows students to complete studies in the
disciplinary areas of their choice, while shared content courses and the interdisciplinary scope of the
program enable students to obtain teaching licensure in four or more areas, if desired.
Relatively small class sizes enable students to work one-on-one with highly talented and
dedicated faculty members.
Social studies education students are encouraged to consider the University's Honors Program
and study abroad programs—which range from summer programs to a single semester or a full
academic year in over 56 countries.
A number of activities and organizations are available that enable students to interact with
other students and professionals, including the History Club, the Social Science Education Club—and Phi Alpha Theta, the National Honor
Society in History.
The interdisciplinary scope of the Social Studies Education Program prepares students to effectively teach in
middle school, junior high, and high school.
The program's integrated approach to social studies, which includes coursework in all recognized
state licensure areas, prepares students for the challenges of diverse classrooms and lays the foundation
for expanded licensure opportunities in the future.
In addition, the program is preparation for graduate-level studies.
In addition, the Social Studies Education Program is accredited by the National Council for the
Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.
The Catalog of Indiana State University is the document of
authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalog supersede information issued by any
academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the
requirements at any time.