The 6-8 Middle School (Social Studies) Licensure Program at APSU provides comprehensive coursework.The major
prepares candidates to teach social studies in grades 6-8. This program meets all state standards. Courses in the
major include methods courses with required field experience that prepares candidates to teach in grades 6-8.
The goals of the 6-8 Middle School (Social Studies) Program are to provide candidates with the skills and
knowledge to be able to (1) teach the interdisciplinary field of social studies to middle school students, (2) design
and implement formative and summative assessment of learning that also informs teaching practice, (3) manage
the middle school classroom, and (4) design and implement instruction across the core content areas of history,
geography, civics, and economics at the middle grades level.
Some University Programs have additional requirements and information included in the Program Handbook. Program Handbooks, which are incorporated into herein by reference, are available by selecting the following link: 6-8 MIddle School (Social Studies).