What You Will Learn
What Is The Social Studies Education Degree?
The Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education for teacher licensure in Social Studies
is housed within the College of Education, providing a strong emphasis on the History,
Political Science, and Economics. Advanced work through teaching internships are required
for the program to achieve the licensure requirements in grades 7 through 12.
What Will I Learn In This Program?
- Historical reasoning and knowledge of the past, including development of human society and culture.
- Demonstrated ability to gather, analyze, evaluate and integrate relevant facts by stating, defending, and testing a thesis or hypothesis.
- Understanding core concepts in Government and Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, and Geography.
- Class management theories & skills to function in a public school classroom.
What Courses Will I Take?
The Academic Advising Center has created maps that are term-by-term sample course schedules based on the current Undergraduate Catalog. On each Degree Map, the milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep students on track to graduate in four years.
What Resources Are Available To Me?
- National Social Science Association
- National Council for the Social Studies
- National Association of Economic Educators
- National Council for Geographic Education
- American Association for State and Local History
- American Historical Association
- International Association for Political Science Students
Additional resources specifically for Tech students:
Where Might I Find A Job After Graduating From This Program?
Positions within the Social Studies field vary from research and archiving to civic engagement. Students can think out of the box with this major as well through careers in politics, law enforcement, and community development programming.
While this program is primarily geared toward those who wish to teach at the junior
or senior high level, opportunities may also exist within the realms of public education
and private tutoring to adults and/or children.
Where Can I Get More Information About The Social Studies Education Degree?
For more information about the Social Studies Education degree and requirements, see the program within the College of Education catalog.