Why Study Broad Field Social Studies?

Major | Broad Field Social Studies/​Education | CEBAH

Broad field social studies educators prepare students in grades 5-12 with skills needed to make informed and reasoned decisions in a democratic society and interdependent world. UWRF's BFSS program has two pathways for licensure and features active engagement with faculty across multiple disciplines and hands-on practicum experiences in middle and high schools. 


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"I knew I would graduate with a diploma in social studies education but I didn't know I would leave UWRF having done undergraduate research and having led professional development at a state level. The broad field social studies program gave me more than an education. It paved a road for lifelong success and gave me tools to expand my road on wherever I set my mind to."
Ali Metcalf

Broad Field Social Studies

cebah@uwrf.edu // 715-425-3774

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Area of Study:

Broad Field Social Studies/​Education

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Skills and Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of social studies disciplines and best practices used by each discipline in creating and implementing social studies curriculum.
  • Plan and teach learning sequences that leverage social studies knowledge and literacies, technology, and theory and research to support all learners.
  • Develop means to authentically assess student learning through engaging lessons and assessments.
  • Utilize knowledge of all learners to plan and implement teaching that is interdisciplinary and prepares all learners to be informed advocates for an inclusive and equitable society.

Types of Courses

  • Applied Support for Diverse Learners 
  • Content Area Literacy
  • Early Modern Europe
  • Foundations of Diversity and Equity in Education
  • History of American Political Thought
  • Introduction to International Relations 
  • Motivation & Engagement in the Social Studies Classroom
  • MS Social Studies Methods 
  • Sociology of Gender Roles
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Potential Careers

UWRF’s broad field social studies education program prepares you for a career in secondary social studies education. Our graduates have been hired for teaching positions each year in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and beyond in the 5-12 classroom. Graduates have also pursued advanced degrees in education and social studies disciplines (history, political science, geography, economics and behavioral sciences).

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