Bachelor On Campus

Teaching Social Studies

University of Minnesota

48 months
19580 USD/year
18776 USD/year
13576 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Teaching Social Studies program of the University of Minnesota is an interdisciplinary major with lower division coursework in each of eight areas: anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, sociology, and women's studies.


Students select one of these areas in which to complete an upper division emphasis. Additional coursework in education is completed—including foundations of education, pedagogy, learning theory, teaching diverse populations, and professional field experiences.

The Teaching Social Studies program of the University of Minnesota offers a variety of content areas for specialization. Classes will include a combination of specific content area and teacher education coursework. Within the teacher education program, students will have hands on exposure to classrooms through volunteer experiences, observation, and student teaching. Students will be exposed to lesson planning, curriculum design, student development, technology, and diversity in the classroom. Students will learn the value of collaboration, reflection, empowerment, and social justice.

  • Graduates will be eligible for MN licensure in Teaching Social Studies grades 5-12.
  • Focused coursework on teaching about and with American Indians, as well as the role of diversity in American education; candidates develop an understanding of working with all learners.
  • Known for teachers who are technologically adept and skillful.
  • Program is relevant and current, faculty engage in best practices, professional collaborations, and research in education.
  • Field-based program with many weeks of opportunities to be immersed in multiple classrooms.
  • Opportunity to student teach abroad.

Acquired Skills

  • Effective lesson plan design and instruction.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to create instruction opportunities that are adapted to students with diverse backgrounds and exceptionalities.
  • Use of data to improve programs and instruction.

Career Possibilities

Entry Level:
  • Middle or high school teacher
  • Human Resources
Advanced Degree:
  • Dean of Students
  • Principal
  • School Counselor
  •  Superintendent
  • Community College Instructor

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Designing Learning Environments and Lessons
  • Teaching in a Diverse Society
  • Adolescent/Adult Development and Learning Theory
  • Special Education in the Secondary School
  • Apprenticeship: Secondary School
  • Teaching Content-Area Reading

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit your one-time $50 non-refundable application fee.
  • Original or certified copies of ALL secondary (high school) records must be issued by the school in a sealed envelope and mailed to the university.
  • Proof of English Proficiency.
  • Photocopy of Passport: only required if a student is in need of an I-20 form for F-1 student visa.
  • International students who will be studying at UMD on an F-1 visa are required to submit a completed Financial Certification Statement.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19580 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    18776 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18776 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    13576 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13576 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Duluth

965 - 1380 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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