Mission Statement

The Social Studies Education program prepares teacher candidates to successfully instruct comprehensive social studies at the middle and high school levels. The program embraces a systematic and grounded sequence of learning opportunities that supports candidates' development into competent, caring, and contributing professionals of diverse learning communities.

Student Learning Outcomes

UNF Social Studies (6-12) graduates will be able to:
  Communication Skills
  • Develop strategies that support individual and group inquiry.
  • Employ technology during instruction to effectively communicate subject matter knowledge.
      Content Discipline Knowledge/Skills
  • Recognize applications of significant learning theories.
  • Identify essential teaching strategies that can be employed in all instructional contexts.
  • Employ traditional and alternative assessment strategies in determining student mastery of specific outcomes.
  • Communicate knowledge of subject matter in a manner that enables students to learn.
      Critical Thinking Skills
  • Model the use of higher order thinking skills.
  • Incorporate diverse perspectives, ideas, and opinions in planned learning activities.

    Assessment Approaches

    Each ALC has a corresponding task description and/or artifact that directly reflects the meaning of the ALC. Assessment is integrated into the College of Education and Human Services college-wide assessment system (ECATS) and is conducted at the completion of select courses within a candidate's program.

    Career Opportunities

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