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    Dept. of History, Philosophy, Religion and Legal Studies

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    Dept. of History, Philosophy, Religion and Legal Studies

Dept. of History, Philosophy, Religion, & Legal Studies
Dr. Scott Davison, Department Chair
Heather McGuire,
Academic Departmental Specialist
354 Rader Hall
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: 606-783-2655
Fax: 606-783-5096

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By combining courses in social studies fields and education, the Area of Concentration in Social Studies prepares students for teacher certification at the secondary level (grades 8 through 12) in at least four teaching fields.

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Bachelor of Arts - Social Studies Education
Social Studies

Teaching Social Studies at the secondary level (grades 8-12).

MSU Admission Requirements

Teacher Education Program Requirements

TK20 application to Teacher Education Program and completion of a minimum of 45 hours for secondary education. Hours must include: ENG 100; ENG 200; CMSP 108; EDF 207; and EDF 211. Minimum overall GPA of 2.5 on ALL course work.

Program Requirements

Specified History courses 24 hours
Specified Geography courses 12 hours
Specified Government courses 9 hours
Specified Economics courses 6 hours
Curriculum Instruction for Social Studies 3 hours.

Requirements Total 54 Credit Hours

Additional supplemental requirements (Professional Education) 30 credit hours.

View complete list of Social Studies courses.

354 Rader Hall
Morehead State University
Morehead, KY 40351

Primary Phone: 606.783.2655
Fax: 606.783.5096


“The history program at MSU is analytical and has given me the writing skills and tools I need to be competitive for internships and graduate school. Faculty members have always been supportive and have motivated me to expand my knowledge and experience. This summer I will be interning at the Alice Paul Institute outside of Philadelphia, where I will be working in archival studies along side authors and collaborating with curators across the state.  I am thankful the history program at MSU has prepared me for such opportunities.”

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