Do you want to teach social studies to students in grades 6 through 12 (Early Adolescence through Adolescence, also known as EAA)? Then this is your program.

Social Studies program candidates participate in hands-on classroom-based field work with urban middle schools and year-round student teaching in urban high schools. Candidates who satisfactorily complete the program requirements meet the Wisconsin teacher certification requirements for grades 6 through 12 (EAA).

Why EAA Social Studies Education?

  • The most current teacher education curriculum taught by expert, experienced Social Studies educators.
  • Quality field experience supervisors and exceptional cooperating teachers.
  • Flexible and accessible course offerings, including evening, hybrid, summer, and/or fully online.
  • Rigorous preparation for future employment in a variety of settings working with diverse groups of students.
  • Perfect for a diverse array of students at different points in their careers: traditional undergraduates, transfer students, career changers who already hold a bachelor’s degree, and master’s degree candidates seeking a license to teach.

Undergraduate Program

Program Sheet

Undergraduate Program Sheet (PDF)

Coursework by Major and Concentration

Economics (PDF)

Geography (PDF)

History (PDF)

Political Science (PDF)

Psychology (PDF)

Sociology (PDF)

Admission Criteria

  • 2.5 Cumulative Grade Point Average
  • 2.75 Grade Point Average in all Social Studies Content Courses
  • Passing Scores on New Praxis I (CORE) or Sanctioned Alternative (DPI Communications Requirement).
  • Additional Undergraduate Requirements for Admission, See Academic Adviser
  • Add-on Requirements, See Social Studies Program Director

Undergraduate Program Application (PDF)

Post-Baccalaureate Program

Program Sheet

Post-Baccalaureate Program Sheet (PDF)

Admission Criteria

  • 2.5 Cumulative Grade Point Average.
  • 2.75 Grade Point Average in all Social Studies Content Courses.
  • Passing Scores on New Praxis I (CORE) or Sanctioned Alternative (DPI Communications Requirement).
  • Additional Undergraduate Requirements for Admission, See Academic Adviser.
  • Add-on Requirements, See Social Studies Program Director.
  • Applications must be received by September 30 for the Post-Baccalaureate program.

Post-Baccalaureate Program Application (PDF)

Explore the Program Further!

Students who already hold a bachelor’s degree can earn their teaching certification by successfully completing our post-baccalaureate teaching certification program. It’s possible that coursework completed as part of your bachelor’s degree could be applied towards our program. Please complete the web form below to find out if any of your previous course work can be used to fulfill certification requirements.

Request for Transcript Evaluation Form

Graduate Program

Please contact Dr. Jeffrey Hawkins, Program Chair and Associate Professor for more information. See C&I Master’s degree program.

Contact Us

Questions about the Undergraduate or Post-Baccalaureate programs and/or admissions?

Maggie Kaczmarek
kaczmarm@uwm.edu

Contact a Social Studies Education Program Academic Advisor

Office of Student Services Advising
(414) 229-4721
soeinfo@uwm.edu

(Last names A – L) – Tammy Badura

(Last names M – Z) – Nikki Claas

Program Faculty

Dr. Jeffrey Hawkins
Program Director & Associate Professor