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Social Studies

  • A degree in Social Studies from Minnesota State University Moorhead will prepare you exceptionally well for a career teaching middle and high school history and social sciences. At MSUM, you’ll get an in-depth knowledge of history while learning effective techniques, allowing you to become the best teacher you can be.

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  • Benefits of an MSUM Social Studies Degree
    With a student-faculty ratio of 17:1 at MSUM, you’ll get the individual attention you deserve as you delve into complicated aspects of the field.
    A broad foundational knowledge of human history through diverse curriculum is designed to give you a global historical perspective and improved communication, research and critical thinking skills.
    You’ll spend time observing, assisting and teaching in local classrooms for more than 100 hours prior to your student teaching experience, so you’ll be exceptionally prepared to lead your own classroom.
    Gain real-world experience by participating in one or more of the many learning opportunities available to Social Studies majors. From studying abroad to conducting research with peers and professors, there are ample opportunities for hands-on learning.
    Learning Opportunities Beyond the Classroom

    Enrich your education with applied learning at MSU Moorhead. Observe and assist in local classrooms, study abroad in Norway, or conduct research with peers and professors.

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  • Careers & Outcomes
    Social Studies graduates enjoy 100 percent related job placement and are able to teach a variety of subjects related to history and the social sciences.

  • History, Bayley Kinner
    Our students produce the most compelling stories.
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