Secondary Education – Social Studies (BS)

Secondary Education – Social Studies (6-12) Degree Overview

As a future middle or high school social studies teacher, you’ll come away from this program with over 24 credit hours in customized content as well as unique teaching-centric courses that help you blend your history knowledge with how to teach students effectively. At Thomas, you’ll learn from the best, including professional organizations dedicated to serving math teaching professionals.  

This degree certifies preservice teachers in Social Studies for grades 6-12. Content areas are customizable.  

Prepare for a Career In:

  • Middle School Social Studies Teacher
  • High School Social Studies Teacher
  • Writing Tutor
  • Peace Corps
  • Department of Defense School Teacher
  • Nonprofit
  • Alternative Education
  • Homeschooling

“I truly feel prepared. I know that when I graduate, I will be confident in the classroom.”

Lilly Friars ’21, Seventh and Eighth Grade Social Studies Teacher, China Middle School

At a Glance

Key Courses

  • 121 credit hours
  • 3 year option
  • 920+ hours of classroom experience upon graduation
  • Unique opportunity to customize history coursework you take
  • 99% job placement rate
  • Trauma-Informed Education and Social-Emotional Learning
  • Teaching Students with Exceptional Needs in the Regular Classroom
  • Secondary Methods of Teaching