SSC 3900 - Social Sciences Methods : 4 Credits
Introduction to social studies education in both middle school and high school settings. Topics include the nature and purposes of social studies education, the social studies curriculum, planning and designing a social studies unit and course, community resources, assessment, classroom management, the Minnesota Graduation Rule, and clinical experience in a social studies classroom. Students also spend time with teachers new to the profession and participate in mock interviews for social studies teaching positions. Pre- or co-requisite: EDU 3800.
SSC 3905 - Social Studies Mthd Fld Experi : 1 Credit
Introduces students to the culture of a high school environment. They observe and assist a social studies teacher, interview school personnel, talk with students, and teach technology-integrated social studies lessons and content area reading strategies. Assessment practices are observed and practiced. Co-requisite: SSC 3900.