B.A.Ed. in Social Studies Education
Educate middle school and high school students in history or government with a degree in Social Studies Education.
The Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies Education degree program at the Ole Miss School of Education prepares students for an exciting teaching career. Students learn effective teaching methods in social studies, participate in student teaching experiences, and discover current research in the field.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies Education can receive a license to teach in Mississippi and the skills they need to be an effective middle school or high school social studies teacher.
After receiving the proper licensure, Ole Miss Social Studies Education program graduates may teach students in middle school and high school.
Students receive hands-on classroom experience to help prepare them for life as an instructor.
B.A.Ed. in Social Studies Education Faculty
Ellen J. Foster serves as Associate Professor of Secondary Social Studies Education. Dr. Foster was elected Vice President of Curriculum & Instruction of the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) in 2012. In addition, she sits on the Mississippi Geographic Alliance (MGA) Steering Committee, the MGA Pre-Service Teacher Conference staff, and the Mississippi Council for the Social Studies Board of Directors. Before her transition to higher education, she taught high school social studies for nine years in the Greater San Antonio area.
In addition to completion of the core curriculum, the B.A.E. with a major in social studies education requires the professional education courses shown below plus the following content area, related areas, and electives to reach a minimum of 122 semester hours: Content Area Courses (33 hours total): His 101, 102, 105, 106, 330 (15 hours) African or African American history 300 level or above (3 hours) European history 300 level or above (3 hours) History research seminar, His 400, 450, or 490 (3 hours) Latin American history 300 level or above (3 hours) Asian history, 300 level or above (3 hours) History elective, 300 level or above (3 hours) Related areas (18 hours total): Pol 101 (3 hours) Econ 202 and 203 (6 hours) Geog 101 (3 hours) Soc 101 (3 hours) Pol 102 or 316 (3 hours) Professional Education Courses (30 hours) Edsp 308, Edci 352, Edsp 327, Edci 353*, Edse 400*, Edse 447*, Edle 480 *, and Edci 419* (*Admission to Phase II of the Teacher Education Program is required before taking these courses.) Note: A minimum grade of C is required in all professional education courses, content courses, and related courses. If this minimum of C is not met, the course(s) must be retaken before enrolling in the next level of professional education courses.
In addition to meeting the general undergraduate admission requirements for the university, applicants for the Social Studies Education program must have at least a 2.5 grade point average.
Students can join any of the following organizations: Teachers of Tomorrow, the UbD Consultation Group, and the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society.