BA in Education (with Certification): Secondary Social Studies

You probably still remember your middle school or high school social studies teacher. That's because he or she was the one who got you hooked on history and introduced you to the world of social science. The bachelor's degree in Education with Certification in Secondary Social Studies at Webster University gives you the tools you need to share your passion for history with students at the secondary school level.

You'll visit schools in a variety of settings and participate in field experiences that give you solid preparation for teaching in middle school and high school. You'll also examine and experiment with teaching techniques and strategies that connect with and motivate students from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Along with courses in pedagogy and learning, you'll study U.S. history, world history and the social sciences as well as learn how to foster critical thinking and encourage citizenship in young adults. Our Program of Study is designed to meet the general education requirements of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the degree requirements of Webster University. Our graduates are highly regarded and very successful, so you can be sure when you look for a teaching position, you'll find a job where and when you want it.

Points of Distinction

  • Education programs recognized for their excellence and approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, by the International Reading Association, and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
  • Partnerships with area school districts enable you to teach and learn within the context of real schools with all the challenges, diversity, and opportunities that bring learning to life.
  • Webster University's worldwide context allows interaction with learners from around the world through online education and/or study at one of the university's many international campuses.

Degree Requirements

Specific courses are required for this degree and certification. Consult the Undergraduate Course Catalog for more information.

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