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Social Studies Education 7-12 - BS

Get the education and preparation you need to teach social studies to your own classroom.

WHY STUDY SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION?

As a social studies education major, you will take all the necessary education and social studies-related courses to prepare you to lead your own classroom. But, it won't be all classroom work. You’ll get hands-on experience while learning from professors who have real classroom teaching experiences teaching pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

You’ll start by observing teachers in action. Then you’ll assist teachers with various tasks and lessons. During the next step, you’ll start writing lesson plans and teaching those lessons in the classroom. All of this will prepare you for student teaching.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DEGREE IN SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION?

When you graduate, you'll be prepared to earn your teacher certification. Most of the students in our program seek teacher certification in Pennsylvania or New York.

Employers:

  • Public schools
  • Private schools
  • Charter schools
  • Community colleges
  • Magnet schools
  • Early childhood care centers
  • Public service organizations
  • Business training centers
  • Libraries

You will need to formally apply to be admitted to the teacher certification program after you complete 48 credits. Admission to the program does not guarantee certification, but our program is designed to help teacher candidates meet the Pennsylvania Department of Education teacher certification requirements.

Requirements for admission include successfully passing the appropriate basic skills assessments, maintaining a 3.0 overall GPA and receiving no lower than a C- in any course required in the major. You will need to submit three letters of recommendation as well as a Career Goals Statement.

The education at Pitt-Bradford was top-notch. It prepared me for graduate school perfectly. Evan Greening ’17, head boys’ basketball coach at Brentsville District High School in Nokesville, VA.