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Secondary Education Social Studies

Challenge yourself to think on a global scale — and have your students do likewise.

We want you to confront the fundamental questions of life as you journey from student to secondary education social studies teacher. What connects us all? How does the past affect the future? What common threads can we see in politics? We help challenge you with intensive instruction in history, political science, geography, economics, psychology, sociology, and anthropology. And we layer that with mentoring faculty who prepare you as an educator with research-based teaching methods and concepts.

Field experience and student teaching help round out your education with real world experience. Our graduates are ready to take on their own social studies classroom at the middle school or high school level. This degree prepares students for professional teacher certification in grades 7-12.

Secondary Education Social Studies degree at York College
Our program provides a foundation in history, geography, economics, government, and sociology.
Study Abroad Australia York College
Traveling abroad to study? That's the kind of once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that can transform your worldview and your career prospects.

Study Abroad

Anyone is eligible to study abroad, and for good reason — it’s a life-changing experience we don’t want anyone to miss. Find yourself studying in countries such as Italy, Japan, and Austria, gaining cultural understanding (and unbelievable memories) along the way.