Social Studies Education

Social Studies Education, a nationally accredited, state-approved program, provides an enriching preparation experience that includes an internship, very personalized advising, a cohort course structure and collaborative opportunities with fellow classmates. This one-year program prepares students to teach Social Studies courses such as U.S. and world history, civics, economics, human geography, government, and world cultures. Students will also be prepared to teach courses with high stakes testing (e.g. Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Cambridge, and End-Of-Course Assessments) in grades 6-12.

The curriculum combines face-to-face and online courses and extensive field experience. Students learn to apply theories about best practices in social studies teaching to their classrooms. The challenging nature of the ProTeach coursework prepares students to become effective educators. Graduates of the program are highly sought after in the job market because of the reputation of the program in Florida.

“Because of the UF ProTeach program, I felt comfortable asking other teachers for advice, knowledge, and their seasoned expertise on issues that I encountered my first [time] teaching. I learned that you can work with others very effectively and that your results are greatly magnified as a result.”

-Rade Obradovic, M.Ed. ProTeach, Class of 2014


Teacher helping students with the schoolwork.

For students seeking initial
teaching certification in social sciences.

For social studies educators interested in deepening their knowledge in specific areas.

Working on a Group Project

For practicing teachers seeking to enhance their
social studies specialization.

Teacher Helping Male Student In Classroom

For students pursuing a career in research and teaching at the university and college level.