Social Studies Education

Welcome to the University of Iowa Social Studies Education Program!

Our undergraduate and graduate programs deepen students' comprehension of the social sciences and history, while highlighting how to teach global connections, constitutional history, historical thinking and the significance of diversity in the United States and worldwide.  We urge you to learn more about our faculty and featured alumni.  Faculty members explain their research specializations and how they teach. Featured alumni of the program tell of their experiences with the Undergraduate, Master of Arts, and PhD programs in social studies education.


Steve Ferentz

Teaching Parallels Football

Steve Ferentz, an offensive lineman for the University of Iowa football team and a senior in the college of education, is a native to Iowa City, its football culture, and the constant recognition of his last name.