About Social Studies Education
If you aspire to be a teacher who will have a strong commitment to social justice and social issues, this planned double major in Sociology and Education may be a perfect fit. Your Sociology major will allow you to explore such topics as cultural diversity, family and community issues, and social theory, while our highly ranked Education program will make sure that you become an exceptional teacher. Sociology education will certify you to teach grades 8-12, but you can also choose to certify down and add certification for grades 5-7, making you even more marketable!
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One of Three
Sociology is one of three undergraduate majors that can lead to certification to teach high school social studies; the other two are History and Political Science
Students will get 200 hours of supervised experience in the classroom before undertaking their capstone student teaching assignment.
With certification in Social Studies, graduates are certified to teach not just in sociology, but also in a variety of other social science disciplines.