Diverse field experiences in public, private, parochial and charter schools where we have deep relationships help you gain confidence in your teaching.
Social studies education includes the core disciplines of history, geography, political science, economics, psychology and sociology. As a social studies teacher, you’ll play a critical role in helping learners understand themselves, their society and the global community. In addition to being prepared to teach social studies in grades 5-12, graduates have gone on to become curators in museums, trainers in business and curriculum developers for educational programs.
In this program you will:
Peter Branstad loves building confidence in his students and learning from them. "I'm passionate about getting students to see their potential". At St. Thomas, he appreciated the small classes and dedicated one-on-one time with "great professionals" - his professors. Through teaching, he helps students engage with academic content by asking students to reflect on their own values and assumptions within a given lesson or topic. He also encourages students to participate in many extracurricular activities to help students develop a sense of belonging, community, and confidence.