Welcome to The University North Carolina Pembroke Social Studies Education Program
The Social Studies Education program is committed to preparing social studies educators in public middle and secondary schools across the State of North Carolina. We develop leaders in social studies education. Our curriculum is designed to provide students with coursework in social studies education methods, inquiry-based learning, disciplinary literacy pedagogy, teaching with technology, and over 60 hours of field experience. The Social Studies Education Program is dedicated to offering students an array of content classes that include the major in history and a social science collateral in political science, geography, economics, psychology, and sociology.
History: Social Studies Education
The History Department offers undergraduate and graduate programs of study in Social Studies Education that lead to licensure recommendation in the state of North Carolina. Concentrations are offered in both Middle Grades (6-9) and Secondary (9-12). As an accredited Educator Preparation Program by both NCATE and NCDPI (North Carolina Department of Public Instruction), our mission is to train and prepare professionals who are capable of facilitating learning for twenty-first century students. Our teacher candidates learn to effectively engage disciplinary literacy, utilize assessment as learning, and infuse technology into the classroom. They know how to prepare students for civic life, post-secondary education, and the global workplace.