The Secondary Education Social Studies Program at Eastern Michigan University offers undergraduate programs that lead to state endorsements. Our graduates find jobs as classroom teachers.

Undergraduate Programs

The Secondary Education Social Studies programs include the following bachelor's degrees: Secondary Education Social Studies/Economics, Secondary Education Social Studies/Geography,Secondary Education Social Studies/History and Secondary Education Social Studies/Political Science. Along with the liberal arts requirements, these programs lead to teacher certification for 6-12 grades in classrooms of their respective social studies.

  • Secondary Education Social Studies/Economics Comprehensive [BA]

    The Bachelor of Arts with a Secondary Education Social Studies/Economics Comprehensive Major will prepare you to teach history, geography, political science, and economics to middle school and high school learners.

    What You Will Learn

    You will learn a combination of the study of the four social studies disciplines: economics, geography, history, and political science. You will have a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of teaching with a particular interest in economics.

    Opportunities

    Certified teachers in Michigan with the Social Studies (RX) endorsement can teach in 6-12th grade Social Studies classrooms. This program also leads to the Economics (CA) endorsement which allows you to teach economics to secondary level students. As a student in this program, you may seek advising, apply for scholarships, and participate in activities both in the Department of History & Philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences, the home department for this major, and in the Department of Teacher Education in the College of Education, home of the professional teaching courses.

    Read about the curriculum and course information.

  • Secondary Education Social Studies/Geography Comprehensive [BA]

    The Bachelor of Arts with a Secondary Education Social Studies/Geography Comprehensive Major will prepare you to teach history, geography, political science, and economics to middle school and high school learners.

    What You Will Learn

    You will learn a combination of the four social studies disciplines: economics, geography, history, and political science. You will have a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of teaching with a particular interest in geography.

    Opportunities

    Certified teachers in Michigan with the Social Studies (RX) endorsement can teach in 6-12th grade social studies classrooms. This program also leads to the Geography (CB) endorsement which allows you to teach geography to secondary students. As a student in this program, you may seek advising, apply for scholarships, and participate in activities both in the Department of History & Philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences, the home department for this major, and in the Department of Teacher Education in the College of Education, home of the professional teaching courses.

    Read about the curriculum and course information.

  • Secondary Education Social Studies/History Comprehensive [BA]

    The Bachelor of Arts with a Secondary Education Social Studies/History Comprehensive Major will prepare you to teach history, geography, political science, and economics to middle school and high school learners.

    What You Will Learn

    You will learn a combination of the four social studies disciplines: economics, geography, history, and political science. You will have a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of teaching with a particular interest in history.

    Opportunities

    Certified teachers with the Social Studies (RX) endorsement can teach in 6-12th grade Social Studies classrooms. This program also leads to the History (CC) endorsement which allows you to teach History to secondary level students. As a student in this program you may seek advising, apply for scholarships, and participate in activities both in the Department of History & Philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences, the home department for this major, and in the Department of Teacher Education in the College of Education, home of the professional teaching courses.

    Read about the curriculum and course information.

  • Secondary Education Social Studies/Political Science Comprehensive [BA]

    The Bachelor of Arts with a Secondary Education Social Studies/Political Science Comprehensive Major will prepare you to teach history, geography, political science, and economics to middle school and high school learners.

    What You Will Learn

    You will learn a combination of the study of the four social studies disciplines: economics, geography, history, and political science. You will have a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of teaching with a particular interest in political science.

    Opportunities

    Certified teachers with the Social Studies (RX) endorsement can teach in 6-12th grade Social Studies classrooms. This program also leads to the Political Science (CD) endorsement which allows you to teach political science to secondary students. As a student in this program, you may seek advising, apply for scholarships, and participate in activities both in the Department of History & Philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences, the home department for this major, and in the Department of Teacher Education in the College of Education, home of the professional teaching courses.

    Read about the curriculum and course information.

At a Glance

  • Average of 133 credit hours depending on minor
  • Average time to complete 4.5 years
  • On campus
  • No Minor required

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