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"This is one of the highest quality programs that NCSS reviewers have ever reviewed.”
In 2003 the National Council of Social Studies gave the highest possible rating to the University of Delaware's Secondary Education Social Studies program. NCSS considers the program to be a model for Secondary Education programs nationwide.

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Welcome Future Teachers!

UD has a strong commitment to taking our students and moving them to the "head of the class" as tomorrow's teachers. With social science concentrations in History, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology, our teacher candidates are well-prepared to enter the workforce. While many of our teacher candidates seek placement within Delaware public and private schools, many also choose to teach in other states across the nation. Still more graduates are taking advantage of their training to teach abroad! Considering this,our program places a strong emphasis on pedagogical strategies that are effective across many demographics of students, as well as exposing our pre-service teachers to both state and national content standards.

As you navigate through our site, please be sure to reference the Frequently Asked Questions page to help you better understand the process and the concentrations of UD's Social Studies Education Program.

Prospective Social Studies Education students enrolled in the Associate in Arts Program & their Faculty advisors, please refer to the AA Advisement page to facilitate your advancement through the coursework.

 

History Education graduate Kelsey Grant talks about her student teaching experience

 

For all students planning on graduating in MAY 2015

Student teacher candidates for the Spring 2015 semester must submit all application documents by February 21, 2014 to the History Department office (236 Munroe Hall). In addition to your application, you must submit five Learning Portfolio entries in a 1 1/2 " binder along with your application. You also must have passed your Praxis I exam prior to applying. 

INSTRUCTIONS:

1) Submit one copy of the following documents:

Student teaching Application Form (download and type your responses)
Student teacher Information Form (download and type your responses)
Program Checksheet (download and fill out) Include all courses taken through spring 2014.
• UDSIS Degree Audit Report
• Degree completion form (Senior Checkout) sent to you via email from College of Arts & Science Undergraduate Academic Services Office.
• Securely clip these documents together

2) Submit a minimum of five Learning Portfolio entries

• Go to http://www.udel.edu/socialstudiesed/portfolio/ for Learning Portfolio instructions.
• Entries must be typed and use the correct template.
• Entries must be submitted in a 1-1/2” 3-ring binder. Use divider tabs to separate each entry.

3) Application documents and the Learning Portfolio binder must be submitted to the History Department Office (236 Munroe Hall) by February 21, 2014. No late applications will be accepted.

 

 



New MA program announcement

Announcements

THE BERNICE SAMALONIS SOCIAL STUDIES AWARD

Sponsored by

The Middle States Council for the Social Studies

Applications invited from:

Matriculated students pursuing certification in Secondary Social Studies, Citizenship, Social Science Education or in Elementary Education with a minor/concentration in a Social Science content area at a recognized Institution of Higher Education in the Middle Atlantic States area.

Scholarship: $700

Important Tip for all Social Studies Education Students

Important! Be sure to save ALL graded assignments and syllabi throughout your college career--including your courses in the AA Program!

In the News

High school students attend Success Through Education conference

Students from four Delaware high schools, all interested in exploring careers as teachers, visited the University of Delaware campus for a day to learn about opportunities for future educators.

The University's first Success Through Education Conference, held Nov. 13, drew about 100 students and teachers from Indian River, Seaford, Sussex Central and William Penn high schools. Students sat in on classes, networked with UD students and faculty members over lunch and ended the day by meeting in small groups with University education students who were graduates of their high schools.

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