History-Social Sciences Teacher Education
Illinois State's History-Social Sciences Education program has three tenure-track professors from the Department of History, three non-tenure track History-Social Sciences Education advisors, and instructional assistant professors. The History faculty and staff members work closely with the College of Education while maintaining a direction that effectively prepares history teachers. The Partnership and Mentoring Schools associated with the History-Social Sciences Education program reinforce this direction.
Point of Pride
The Department of History is the largest producer of History-Social Sciences teachers in the state and one of the largest in the country.
Why study History-Social Sciences Teacher Education?
History is a narrative account of political, social and cultural events and achievements of mankind. Historians evaluate and analyze documents and records relating to the deeds and aspirations of past generations and use this knowledge to understand and interpret the present. Students studying history will develop strong research, writing, analytical thinking, and communication skills.
Applying to Illinois State
Illinois State's preferred filing period for freshman students for the fall semester is September 1-November 15. Applying early is encouraged, as the University must limit enrollment due to space at the University and in specific majors/programs. Visit the Office of Admissions to apply today!