Founded in 1857, Illinois State University is the oldest state university in Illinois. Illinois State University has one of the largest education programs in the United States and the History - Social Sciences Education Program is one of the largest history programs in the nation.
The ISU History - Social Sciences Education Program has three tenure-track professors from the history department, 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 Education Program reinforce this direction.
The History Education Program's 15 university supervisors are non-tenure clinical assistant professors in the history department. All have extensive teaching experience in history and bring rich experience to the program. The university supervisors maintain communication between cooperating teachers at student teaching sites and History Education faculty upholding the integrity of the program that emanates from the College of Arts and Sciences.
Students enrolled in the Teacher Education sequence in History are History Majors. Therefore, they must meet all the requirements listed for History Majors. In addition, students in the History-Social Sciences Education Teacher sequence must complete:
The History - Social Sciences Education Program awards the Lawrence McBride award during the 390 closing ceremony for a student who had a distinguished portfolio and outstanding student teaching experience.
Those interested in completing their student teaching should see our forms page for all necessary paperwork.