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EIU Educator Preparation

Social Science-History

(Grades 9-12)

Make the world a better place, starting in your own classroom. Become a high school social studies teacher. Good social studies teachers help build a better world by broadening students’ knowledge of human history and behavior, and they equip students to better understand the choices we make and have made—individually, as a community, as a democracy, and as a global community. Your ability to change the world for the better starts in our classrooms at Eastern Illinois University, where you can take courses that encompass the diversity of human experience and in all of the social studies disciplines. History with Teacher Licensure in Social Science students take a core of 33 hours in History courses and are an integral part of the history department. Illinois provides only one license for all secondary social studies, and our majors also take courses in the other areas of social studies: economics, geography, political science, psychology and sociology-anthropology. Finally, History with Teacher Licensure in Social Science majors enroll in a sequence of professional education courses. Our students enter high school classrooms as early as freshman year, and throughout the program we embed rich clinical and professional development experiences that mean students are well prepared for student teaching and with a network of creative and passionate social studies teachers. Be part of a cohort that is the perfect size – small enough for you to get personal attention, but big enough that you will leave with an array of supportive colleagues and professors.

Department: History

Program Web Page:

Contacts: Dr. Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz (coordinator); Dr. Brian Mann (advisor)

Required state content test: ILTS 246 (Social Science: History)

Updated July 2, 2021

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