The program prepares you to teach social studies at the secondary level (grades 5-12).
It meets the Wisconsin licensure requirements for teaching broad field social studies, and it helps prepare you for licensure in many other states contingent on the exact requirements of each state.
It can also be an entry point to a variety of graduate programs and professional schools.
It is a source of valuable life skills including proficiency in professional writing, organization, research analysis, public speaking, and many other skills needed to be a successful teacher.
To prepare you for student teaching, you begin observing in classrooms during your first semester at UW-River Falls and continue to observe a specific amount in subsequent semesters in both rural and urban schools to experience a variety of teaching situations.
"I majored in broad field social studies because I am a history nut! My high school history teacher was really inspirational to me and I realized that I would love to teach this subject too." —Matthew Ortt
Broad Field Social Studies major (History emphasis)