B.A. Social Studies, Secondary Teaching Certification

The B.A. in Social Studies, Secondary Teaching Area, prepares students for a rewarding career in secondary education. While history takes a look at past events, social studies touch on historical, social, cultural and governmental events that have shaped and developed society.


Understanding society as a whole is an unending task, but graduates have the unique opportunity to help the next generation gain a solid understanding of society and its institutions.



Social studies teachers, graduates will help students learn to put current events into context and understand the world around them. This ensures that students will be able to think critically about their world, how government functions, and research the facts to support their ideas.


  • Social Studies Teacher
  • High School Teacher

Expected employment growth of social studies teachers each year

Faculty Profiles

Steve Jones, PhD

Department of History & Social Science
Professor and Department Chair

Elizabeth Bowser, MA

Department of History & Social Science
Assistant Professor