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Ward Edwards 1200
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4985
Fax: 660.543.4668

Social Studies

"What Can I Do With a Major in...Social Studies?"

The graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Social Studies will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Explain the methodologies and themes of the disciplines comprising the social sciences.
  • Write competency-based objectives that state the learning and performance outcomes expected of secondary school students.
  • Apply content learned in university social science courses to develop social studies lessons based upon NCSS (National Council for the Social Studies) themes for secondary school students.
    Plan, develop, and write a complete social studies teaching unit for social science courses taught at the secondary school level.
  • Demonstrate through the use of questioning strategies and learning activities the ability to teach higher order thinking skills.
  • Present controversial issues to secondary school students so that different points of view are properly represented and fairly evaluated.

US Dept. of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook

Related Career Titles

9-12 Social Studies Teacher


Related Job Listings/ Job Search Website

Central Career Network -
Regional Education Applicant & Placement Program -
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education -
National Teacher Recruitment Clearinghouse -
Success Link -
Jobs For Educators in Missouri Schools -
Agent K-12 - - -

Affiliated Organizations

Student Missouri State Teachers Association (UCM) -
Student Missouri National Education Association (UCM) -
National Council for the Social Studies -
National Council on Economic Education -
Missouri State Teachers Association -
Missouri National Education Association -

Four-Year Academic Plan

Social Studies: B.S. in Ed. Degree -

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Who Can Help Me

Ron Eblen
Career Development Coordinator