Social Studies Minor

Do you love social studies and want to translate that into your teaching?

With the social studies K-8 teaching minor, you’ll learn how to teach social science disciplines such as history, geography, economics, political science and psychology to elementary and middle school students. This flexible minor option gives you a well-rounded knowledge of each discipline and, after completing the minor, you have met requirements for a Social Studies K-8 endorsement. Pursue your passion and become a social studies education leader and advocate by adding on this minor.

Interested in a Social Studies Minor?

Contact us directly at:

Advising & Teacher Education Success
SEC 151
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0608

Phone: 319-273-2751


The courses students will take in this minor are designed to provide the knowledge and tools needed to be successful in teaching social studies. The minor requires that you choose 24 credits to take out of a predetermined course list. Here's a sampling of courses: 

  • Applications/Content in Elementary Social Studies    
  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • American Government
  • History
  • Geography
  • Sociology
  • Social Science
  • Anthropology