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Composite Social Studies Education, BS

What will I study?

In conjunction with the School of Education's commitment to building Christlike character, the Social Studies Education program exists to prepare Christian educators to teach in both public and private secondary schools. It seeks to provide students with a biblical worldview, content knowledge, understanding of diverse learner characteristics, professional and pedagogical knowledge, skills and dispositions, and clinical experiences to help them become effective teachers.

Program Learning Outcomes
The student will ...
-- Apply their knowledge of research-driven strategies through teaching lessons to have a positive effect on student learning.
-- Create content-based learning that is global in scope and addresses various learning styles, ability levels and diversity among young adolescent learners.
-- Use cutting-edge technology to enhance learning across the curriculum.

What classes will I take?

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Future Careers

Some of the career opportunities open to our social studies education graduates include the following:

  • Administrating a Christian school
  • Governmental work
  • Graduate school
  • Justice Department
  • Law
  • Politics
  • Teaching social studies
  • Writing

Students can network with a variety of employers through our online placement service, CareerCentral. A multitude of employment opportunities are posted annually. In addition, over 60 businesses and 150 Christian schools/mission boards/Christian organizations come on campus to recruit students in a variety of majors through on-campus interviews and job/ministry fairs. The Career Services office also helps students by holding seminars on resume preparation and interview techniques.

Career Services can help you prepare for job hunting and networking with employers.

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What’s my next step?