History Department

Social Studies Teaching

Teaching can be one of the most rewarding careers—especially teaching social studies. You will get to bring history to life in a creative way in your own classroom.

This program combines courses in history, other social fields, and pedagogy, as well as the experience of student teaching to prepare you to equip students who will become future leaders and national and global citizens.

If you are a Social Studies teaching major, you will spend part of your time in the Teachers College fulfilling necessary requirements. In the college, you will learn the fundamentals of teaching and take the necessary courses to pass the licensing exam

The Ball State Teachers College is known for its outstanding reputation for producing teachers who are well-prepared for the classroom. We will teach you the information needed for Social Studies, but they will get you the fundamental principals needed to be the teacher students will never forget.

As a budding teacher, it is very likely you will be placed in a school classroom in your first semester. You will also participate in community service activities and have access to a wealth of resources and the latest technology

As students progress through the Social Studies Education curriculum, there are certain requirements that must be met before they can move on to the next phase.  These Decision Points are outlined for the students to help them complete their degree on time.

Learn more about the the requirements in the Teacher Education Handbook.

The 2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog (pages 245 & 381) can provide you with the specific requirements and options for a major in history

Department of History
Burkhardt Building (BB), room 200
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
(Summer Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Phone: 765-285-8700
Fax: 765-285-5612
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