Social Science has a broad interdisciplinary context in a variety of subjects, including history, economics, civics, government, geography, and more. As a student in our Social Science Education BS/MS program, you will not only become an expert in these content areas, but you will also acquire the skills to teach them well. You will have the opportunity to develop your instructional skills in actual classrooms throughout the program, better preparing you for your own classroom in the future.
FSU’s unique location in Leon County allows you to gain valuable experience in both urban and rural school settings, preparing you for a career in a variety of school districts and organizations. The fact that we’re in the state capitol also provides you with excellent resources for your classroom, such as field trips to state buildings and access to state-level policymakers and other governmental organizations.
Our world-renowned faculty engage in research in various content areas of social science and have partnerships across campus, allowing you to work with experts in your chosen field.
Upon graduation, you will be eligible for a Florida Professional Educator’s Certificate in Social Science (grades 6-12), ready to hit the ground running.
For specific admission requirements, please see Teacher Education Undergraduate Admissions.
For specific degree requirements, please see the FSU Academic Guide.
Teaching is one of the most rewarding careers, and a typical path usually offers ample opportunities for professional development and growth. Middle and high school Social Science Education teachers make a difference in the lifelong learning experience of their students, as well as the quality and standards of the subjects they teach.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for middle school and high school teachers is expected to grow up to 6 percent through 2024. That translates into over 55,900 new jobs.
The median national annual salary range for middle school and high school teachers is $57,200 per year.
For program course specifics, please see the FSU Academic Guide.
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