About

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 Social Studies Education program has a 100% pass rate for edTPA, which is required for licensure in Wisconsin.
  • 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.

How to Apply

Undergraduate Program

Follow the steps listed in the Social Studies Education Undergraduate Program Application (PDF). Refer to the Curriculum tab for more information regarding the program and admission criteria.

Post-Baccalaureate Program

Follow the steps listed in the Social Studies Education Post-Baccalaureate Program Application (PDF). Refer to the Curriculum tab for more information regarding the program and admission criteria.

Graduate Program

Refer to the Curriculum tab and please contact Dr. Jeffrey Hawkins, Program Chair and Associate Professor for more information. See C&I Master’s degree program.

Curriculum

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
  • Additional Undergraduate Requirements for Admission, See Academic Advisor

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
  • Additional Undergraduate Requirements for Admission, See Academic Advisor
  • Applications must be received by September 30 for the Post-Baccalaureate program

Post-Baccalaureate Program Application (PDF)

Explore the Program Further!

Candidates who already hold a bachelor’s degree can earn their teaching certification by successfully completing the EAA-SS 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

Those seeing a certification/license in Social Studies should read above (Explore the Program Further!) and apply to the EAA-SS post-baccalaureate program. Teacher educators who already hold a certification/license in Social Studies should apply to the Curriculum & Instruction Master’s degree, see below:

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) – Tyree Bolden

Faculty

Dr. Jeffrey Hawkins
Program Director & Associate Professor

Research

Dr. Hawkins scholarly research includes a line of inquiry that reviews culturally responsive curriculum materials via content analysis academic research in addition to observing culturally sustaining teacher preparation and practices in the P-20 classroom via practitioner research.