College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Social Science and History Education

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Welcome to Social Science and History Education. This site was created to help you answer some basic questions about our program. 

We have scholarships available for both future and current students. UNI students have the opportunity to student teach in Iowa at one of our regional centers, throughout the United States or overseas. As a program we continue to meet the challenges of the new century in education.


Prospective/Current Students:

Majors & Minors

Professional Education Requirements


2nd BA/Teacher Licensure


Teacher Education

Social Science Masters for Teachers


Social Science Teaching B.A. Articulation UNI and DMACC (Des Moines Area Community College)

- At DMACC contact: Shari Mclean-Merten; or 515-964-6307.

-At UNI contact: Chad Christopher; or 319-273-3157.


Current Students:

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Student Teaching


Professional Organizations and Resources:

Iowa Council of Social Studies

Geographic Alliance of Iowa

Iowa Teachers of Psychology

National Council for the Social Studies

National Council of History Education

National Geographic Education

American Psychological Association

Council for Economic Education

Center for Civic Education

Teaching in Iowa

Iowa Core

Iowa Teaching Standards

Iowa Board of Educational Examiners

Iowa REAP Job Site

Teach Iowa Job Site

Teaching Out of State

Out of State Certification

Out of State Employment Opportunities


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For program information contact:


Mr. Chad Christopher

328 Seerley Hall

(319) 273-3157