Students interested in teaching Social Studies at the secondary level (grades 7-12) in Maryland public schools must major in History, Political Science, or Sociology and complete a core set of secondary education requirements. In some academic areas, specific courses are required of education minors. Students are encouraged to meet with department advisors as soon as possible to incorporate these required courses in their program planning for the major. Upon completion of McDaniel’s approved program in the subject area, and the Bachelor’s degree with the minor in education, candidates will be eligible for initial teaching certification at the secondary level in Maryland. Students who desire certification in another state should become familiar with certification requirements in that state and discuss plans with an education advisor.
Note: Course requirements for the Education Minor are subject to change in order to meet Maryland State Department of Education certification regulations and accreditation requirements.
Students may earn Maryland certification in Social Studies at the secondary level by completing McDaniel College degree requirements and the following: