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Social Studies, B.A., B.S.

The major in social studies is designed for students seeking teacher certification in secondary schools.

Annual Social Studies Teaching Jobs in Michigan
Social Studies Majors are In-Demand for Their Ability to Cover a Variety of Courses
Students Receive Strong Interdisciplinary Training and Skills

Source: EMSI, 2020

Program Overview

Coursework is in history, economics, geography, and political science as well as in the social studies specific pedagogy.

Students choose from a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. Those seeking the B.A. must demonstrate third-semester proficiency in a foreign language.

Students seeking teacher certification also complete the professional program offered by the College of Education and Community Innovation. The major meets State of Michigan content standards for teacher preparation in social studies.

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Why Study Social Studies at Grand Valley?

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