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Secondary Education Social Studies Major

The philosophy of the Department of History and Political Science is to teach history, political science, geography, economics, psychology, sociology and anthropology in such a way as to provide the student with a significant degree of competency in these areas and to challenge the student to confront the fundamental questions of life. We believe our secondary social studies teachers will be able to teach effectively in the areas of the Secondary Education curriculum.

Careers in Secondary Education Social Studies

Career opportunities lie in various school districts working directly with children, families, groups and communities.

The position can be as a: 

  • Teacher (7th - 12th Grade)


Professionalism is...


"Professionalism to me is being accountable, reliable, and hard working. With those three skills and a solid knowledge base, success will follow."

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