Social Science Education

Great with teens? Wish you could major in “the magic of mentoring?” Love history, the social sciences, and learning about how society works?

Apply to Florida State University’s combined BS/MS pathway in Social Science Education and help transform tomorrow’s communities, today. Our dedicated students and internationally renowned faculty will help you explore emerging trends in the social sciences, from current events to activism.

Features of the program include:

  • Maximum preparation in minimum time to fast-track your career
  • Small classes with collegial, committed, collaborative peers
  • Individual attention from faculty who want you to succeed
  • Mentors to help ensure you have the training and tools necessary to successfully support your students’ learning, inspiration, and creativity
  • Empathetic, nurturing approaches to the challenges of teaching, while establishing lasting relationships with faculty and peers



From extensive field experiences to the latest instructional technology, our inventive approaches give you an edge from the start. As early as your first semester, you’ll experience what it’s like to be a teacher and apply cutting-edge research, training, and resources to:

  • Build lesson plans
  • Work with a diverse range of students from all backgrounds
  • Manage a classroom
  • Inspire students today to help strengthen their communities, tomorrow
  • Practice the proven methods used by top teachers to create powerful learning opportunities for their students



Florida State’s unique location in Tallahassee, Florida’s state capital, offers you:

  • Valuable work experience in both urban and rural school settings, preparing for careers in a variety of school districts and organizations
  • Excellent resources for your student classroom, like field trips to state buildings
  • Access to policymakers and other governmental organizations



When you graduate from Florida State with both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running with eligibility for:

  • Masters-level compensation
  • Florida Professional Educator’s Certificate in Social Science (grades 6-12)

Teaching is one of the most rewarding careers, and a typical path usually offers ample opportunities for professional development and growth.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for middle 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 and high school teachers is $58,030 per year.

With a master’s degree, you’ll also have more job opportunities than you would with just a bachelor’s. You could pursue a career in a school district, state education agency, a corporate or non-profit organization, or higher education institutions.

Admission Requirements

Degree Requirements

Tuition & Aid

The FSU College of Education offers over $550,000 in scholarship and fellowship opportunities – more than any other public College of Education in the state of Florida. On top of that, the state of Florida is nationally ranked in the top 2 for lowest tuition. The tuition at Florida State University is an even better bargain compared to other public research universities. You can find information about tuition at FSU here.

Program Course Sequence



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