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Secondary Education: Social Studies and History

Offered by: Secondary Education / Foundations of Education

Are you passionate about the Civil Rights Movement? Do you want to learn more about Hannibal crossing the Alps? As a secondary Social Studies / History teacher, you will be able to introduce these pivotal moments and more to a new group of students every year.


As a Secondary Education: Social Studies / History major at SRU, you'll be joining a program that consistently produces prepared, in demand teaching candidates. You will have an excellent foundation in history and social studies, as well as the tools required to be an effective classroom teacher.

What Will You Learn?

You will become an expert in your subject matter and gain the skills that will make you a successful educator.  The teaching curriculum at SRU includes courses in human development, methods of instruction in secondary content areas, courses that will prepare you to teach the Ancient World and Modern China, and everything in between. We also offer study abroad programs that will enhance your knowledge of the cultures that you'll teach.  You will have student teaching opportunities that provide valuable real-world classroom experience, preparing you to go confidently into the field upon graduation.


Upon graduation, you will be qualified to teach history and social studies to grades 7-12. Aside from being one of the most personally rewarding careers, teaching also provides a stable work environment, good benefits and opportunities to positivity influence class after class of students.

Clubs & Organizations

Kappa Delta Pi
Secondary Education Club