National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

Standards

The 2004 NCSS standards are applicable to programs reports submitted through 2019. A new set of; National Standards for the Preparation of Social Studies Teachers were approved in Fall 2017. Programs can only use the 2004 standards through fall 2019. Beginning in Spring 2020 programs submitting initial reports must use the 2017 standards.

  2004 NCSS Standards
Report Forms Use these report forms for 2004 and 2017 NCSS National Standards

Option A Program Report Form - 2004

Option A Program Report Form - 2017
Instructions Use these Instructions for 2004 and 2017 NCSS National Standards

Option A Instructions - 2004

Option A Instructions - 2017
Resources


The 2017 National Standards for the Preparation of Social Studies Teachers
 (PDF linked)

This 2017 National Standards for the Preparation of Social Studies Teachers contains the application and approval package for Social Studies Education programs; in addition to the standards, this document includes their supporting explanations, rubrics, evidence guide, and contact information for questions.