Social Studies Education - Winthrop University: Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA

Social Studies Education

Bachelor of Arts


The Social Studies Education program prepares students for rewarding careers teaching social studies at the high school level. Through content courses and social studies teaching methods courses, students are prepared to teach history, government, economics, geography, psychology and sociology. Like all teacher certification programs at Winthrop, students have numerous field experiences in area schools throughout their degree program. For the very best students, an option to complete an additional Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree in just one year is available.

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Curriculum and Learning Opportunities

This program includes a core of social studies content courses, a core of education courses, and a concentration of 18 additional hours in history, political science, economics, psychology or anthropology/sociology. Graduates will earn both the B.A. in social studies education and certification as a secondary school teacher through the College of Education.

Curriculum

Why Winthrop?

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Return on Investment

We have 100 percent employment of all graduates who seek public school employment.

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Bachelor's to Master's

One third of students choose the M.A.T. route that is unavailable at other major South Carolina universities.

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Instruction and Experience

Two methods courses integrate classroom and field experience for both social science and history classes.


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Beyond Graduation

"The professors always made themselves available and were willing to go out of their way to help me. I feel prepared to be a teacher and lead high school students, thanks largely to the social studies department."

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