Political Science

The Teaching Profession

General Information

The Department of Political Science and the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies work together to offer a Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies Education, leading to certification as a secondary school teacher of social studies. Students desiring certification major in political science and minor in secondary education. Dr. Margaret Gillikin serves as the faculty advisor for students who chose to become certified.

Please visit the College of Arts and Sciences Student Services website for degree Checklists.

Alternative Certification

For information about alternative pathways to teaching, please visit the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement.  In addition, please visit the South Carolina Department of Education for more information about the Program of Alternative Certification for Educators (PACE).