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Social Studies Teaching Licensure Requirements 2023-2024

Core requirements:

  • ECO 113 – Principles of Microeconomics
  • ESE 220 – Introduction to Human Geography
  • One of HIS 121 or HIS 122
    • HIS 121 – An Empire for Liberty: U.S. History To 1877
    • HIS 122 – Gender, Race, Class and Democracy in the Modern U.S.
  • One of HIS 103 or HIS 104
    • HIS 103 – A Global History of Europe Since 1750
    • HIS 104 – Decolonizing Asia and Africa
  • HIS 200 – Why History Matters
  • POL 121 – American Government and Politics
  • PSY 105 – Principles of Psychology
  • SOC 121 – Introduction to Sociology
  • ANT 141 – Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Plus a major in one of five fields—Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology. Geography and anthropology are also acceptable fields, although they are not offered as majors on the Augsburg campus.

An interdisciplinary Social Studies major is available for persons holding a bachelor’s degree and seeking licensure only. Consult with Jason Lukasik and Michael Lansing for details.

Students considering a career in social studies education should consult the Augsburg Education Department and the Social Studies coordinator by the beginning of their sophomore year.

Teaching Licensure Major

The State of Minnesota has specific licensing requirements for teachers that may differ slightly in emphasis from the Augsburg major requirements. Students should consult with the Augsburg Education Department to identify current Minnesota teacher licensure requirements.

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