Options of Study
EIU offers multiple paths to social science teaching. A Social Science Studies major allows you to concentrate on another of the social sciences disciplines—political science, geography, psychology, or sociology-anthropology—while training to teach all of them as well as history in the high school classroom. If instead of these history is your primary interest, a History with Teaching Certification major allows you to study history in-depth while becoming certified to teach high school history and other social science courses. Whichever path you choose, you will specialize in your major area and be part of that home department. In addition, you will be part of the broader Social Science Teaching program and will join with all participants in SOS 3400 the semester prior to student teaching. All EIU students who earn certification to teach any of the high school social science subjects will be licensed to teach ALL social science subjects in Illinois public high schools.