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Bachelor of Science Education, Social Sciences

BSE, Social Sciences Education

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Emporia State University offers extremely competitive tuition rates, as well as tuition reduction programs, flat-rate tuition, and scholarships.

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Our students enjoy the benefits of small classes and a close relationship with ESU  faculty.

Program description

Students who complete the secondary social sciences education licensure program at Emporia State University will be licensed to teach American history, world history, Kansas history, civics/government, sociology, geography, and economics in grades 6-12. The middle level (5-8) licensure program is also available. Students wishing to seek either one, or both, of these programs are advised to visit the Social Sciences Department and pick up a copy of the advising sheet that contains all of the General Education, Teachers College, and Social Sciences requirements for completion of these licensure programs. All students must meet with the Social Sciences education advisor to set up a program of study.

What can you do with this degree?

With a BSE in Social Sciences Education, you can teach American history, world history, Kansas history, civics and government, economics, geography, and sociology in middle and high schools. Our job placement rate is excellent and our award-winning BSE alumni are teaching all over Kansas, other states, and the world!

How do you become a social sciences teacher through ESU?

The teacher education program available for students wanting to teach at the secondary level (grades 6-12) is a joint responsibility of this department and the department overseeing middle and secondary education. Learn more about what is involved in becoming a social sciences teacher.

Degree requirements

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