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History/Social Studies Education B.A.

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Students in the Social Studies Education Program working with local area high school students.

The program includes the following requirements:

  1. The College of Arts & Science General Education requirements.
  2. Thirty-six credit hours in History – see check sheet.
  3. Twenty-seven credits of related work in Political Science, Economics, and Geography.
  4. Twenty-seven credits in Professional Education. (Student teaching and HIST493 must be taken spring semester of senior year).
  5. A 3.0 GPA in History courses and 2.75 cumulative at the time of application to student teaching.

Please note that Student teaching applications are due very early in February of the junior year. The program leads to certification in secondary school social studies. For specific program requirements contact Professor Barry Joyce at or Professor Hannah Kim at

For comprehensive information for all Social Studies Education majors, please see the Social Studies Education web site.

Requirements as listed in the UD Undergraduate Catalog

Check Sheet For History Education Majors

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History Education Alumni Diedre and Bob on why you should become a history teacher

Watch the video to learn why UD Social Studies Education alumni Deirdre and Bob love teaching Social Studies!
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History/Social Studies Education B.A.
  • Department of History
  • 46 W. Delaware Avenue
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • University of Delaware
  • Phone: 302-831-2371