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Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education – Social Studies

All teachers play an important role in shaping the minds of young citizens, but it is a primary concern of a social studies teacher. By helping students explore their history and the cultures around them, social studies teachers bring the world into the classroom to help diverse students learn. The SIU Bachelor of Science in Education for social studies education majors presents coursework and field experiences focused on history, geography, government, societal issues, and the ability to teach this content to diverse learners. If you are interested in teaching future generations the richness of diverse people and cultures, earn your BSED in Social Studies Education at Salem International University.

The Bachelor of Science in Social Studies Education degree is approved by the West Virginia Department of Education and leads to licensure as a social studies teacher at the secondary school level (5th grade through adult).

Social Studies Licensure Courses

Candidates for the BS in Education must complete core courses in general education and professional education. The Social Studies concentration includes the following courses:

  • Consumer Health
  • Substance Use & Abuse
  • World Civilizations
  • World Civilizations 2
  • World Geography
  • Physical Geography
  • West Virginia History, Geography & Government
  • American Foreign Policy
  • Materials & Methods of Teaching Social Studies
  • Society and the Individual
  • Foundations of Intercultural Understanding
  • American Government & Society

Program curriculum is also designed to address the content topics of Praxis-based state licensure tests.

Social Studies Study Options

You can earn your BSED in Social Studies Education on campus in West Virginia. Our campus offers you:

  • The opportunity to connect with our diverse, supportive learning community
  • Comprehensive preparation for licensure

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please click here.


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