History/Social Studies Education - A.B., B.S.Ed.

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Overview

About the Degree: 

The Social Studies Program, a unit in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice, is responsible for the planning and oversight of programs leading to secondary teacher certification (grades 6-12) in history, geography, economics, and political science. These programs are planned in cooperation with departments in the College of Arts and Sciences and approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. The Social Studies Program also provides courses in social studies education to the elementary and middle school education programs.

Academics

What you will learn: 

Students in the Social Studies Education Program are responsible for taking the course work appropriate to their program and following the necessary procedures for registration, admission to teacher education, enrollment in Social Studies Education courses, and admission to student teaching. The advisor assists students in making program choices and helps them to utilize the services offered by the University. It is not the responsibility of the advisor, however, to inform students of every detailed step they must take.

Students interested in the B.S.Ed. program should declare Social Studies Education as their intended major through the COE Student Services Office in 122 Aderhold. Prior to being admitted to the major, all students need to visit Student Services for advising.

Careers

Salary: 
High Salary: 
$86,700
Low Salary: 
$37,200
Median Salary: 
$55,400
Employers: 

Business and Industry 
Camps 
Cherokee Co. Board of Ed. 
Churches 
Clarke County Schools 
Colleges and Universities 
Consulting Firms 
Educational Publishers 
Emory University
First Baptist Church of Decatur
Forsyth County Schools 
Government agencies
HealthSouth Corp 
Human Resource Offices 
Libraries 
Morgan Co. Board of Ed. 
Non-Profit Agencies 
Private Tutoring Agencies 
Professional Organizations 
Public & Private Schools 
Public Relations Firms 
Savannah Country Day
State & Federal Government 
Textbook Companies 
Walton County Schools 
Waseca Learning Environment 
Wilkes County Schools 
Woodward Academy 
Youth Service Centers 
Barrow County School System

Possible Job Titles: 

Athletic Coach 
Camp Director
Child Life Specialist 
Customer Service Representative 
Education & Training Administrator 
Education Materials Coordinator
Educational Therapist 
Employee Training Instructor 
In-Home Daycare
Instructor
Interventionist 
Learning Specialist
Library Assistant 
Management Trainee
Missionary Worker
Outdoor Educator 
Paraprofessional 
Permanent Substitute
Personnel Consultant
Religious Educator
Resource Teacher
Social Services Volunteer
Talented & Gifted Math Teacher
Teacher
Technical Recruiter