As a social science teaching major, you will have three field experiences to explore, define and sharpen your skills as a future teacher.

There are two options or paths of study, pending your future career aspirations:

SOCIAL SCIENCE PLAN A (SPECIALIST)

Students have the choice of constructing their major by choosing three areas from: American Government, American History, Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Psychology, Sociology and World History. This major leads to Iowa endorsements in grades 5-12 in the three chosen areas.

SOCIAL SCIENCE PLAN B (GENERALIST)

Students are required to take a minimum number of classes from seven content areas: American Government, American History, Economics, Geography, Psychology, Sociology and World History. This major leads to the Iowa all-social science endorsement for grades 5-12.

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Contact us directly at:

Chad Christopher
Advisor, History and Social Science Teaching
Seerley 328
Department of History
Phone: 319-273-3157
Email: chad.christopher@uni.edu

Lisa Tabor
Assistant Professor
Innov Teaching & Tech Ctr 216
Department of Geography
Phone: 319-273-7343
Email: lisa.tabor@uni.edu

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Students are prepared to become teachers through four graduated field experiences:

LEVEL 1 (SOPHOMORE YEAR)

30 hours – The purpose of the field experience is to help the students familiarize themselves with the roles, responsibilities and professional relationships of teachers.

LEVEL 2 (JUNIOR YEAR)

25 hours – Students will teach multiple lessons under the supervision of a classroom teacher and UNI field experience faculty member.

LEVEL 3 (SENIOR YEAR)

35 hours – Students will spend a whole week shadowing a practicing teacher. During this week students will practice the skills necessary to teach a full day.

STUDENT TEACHING (SENIOR YEAR)

16 weeks of full-time teaching – If at one of the in-state centers students will do two separate placements. One eight-weeks will be spend in a middle school/junior high setting and the other eight-weeks will be in a high school setting.