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Social Science - Teaching Plan A

Social Science - Teaching Plan A

The social science: plan a teaching specialist major is a part of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (CSBS) and is intended for students who wish to teach three of the selected choices, which include American government, American history, anthropology, economics, geography, psychology, sociology and world history. CSBS has faculty who work closely together to ensure student success. 


If you’ve taken courses at a two- or four-year institution other than UNI and want to get an idea of what courses will transfer, check out our Transfer Plan-It tool at

Graduate Programs:


Social Science
Community engagement

Departments and programs in CSBS have internship, field experiences, service learning and research opportunities that allow students to work with communities around the state and nation. Service, along with scholarship and teaching, is a critical component of faculty excellence. Individual faculty members participate in a variety of projects and programs that supplement the university's commitment to our community and others throughout Iowa.

Social Science
Out of Classroom Experiences

Social science majors have opportunities to work with K-12 students outside of the normal school day. The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences helps support activities on and off campus within the social sciences. These activities include: Model UN, National Geography Bee, We the People Showcase and National History Day. The local area has opportunities to help with after school programs, provide tutoring and help with athletic teams. The college is also home to the Geographic Alliance of Iowa and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education.

Social Science
Well-prepared Teachers

Students in UNI’s educator preparation programs acquire more than 750 hours of hands-on classroom experience before graduation. This is done through more than 350 school district partnerships, 11 Iowa field experience centers, 7 U.S. field experience centers and more than 15 international field experience centers.


96% of last year's graduates are either continuing their education or employed




Have questions or want more information? Fill out the form below and someone from the department will contact you directly. To receive general university information from UNI’s admissions office, please click on ‘Request More Info About UNI’ to the right.

Chad Christopher, Advisor

Social Science Education

Phone: (319) 273-3157