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Social Science Secondary Education

Social Science Secondary Education

The social sciences secondary education (SOCSC) major puts you on the path to teaching high school students, grades 9 through 12, in social science classrooms, including subjects like history, politics and sociology.

To teach social sciences in Illinois, you will need an Illinois Professional Educators License. SXU has proven success in helping students get that license by using an evidence-based assessment called edTPA, which SXU has earned a 99% passing rate for all student teachers in 2016.

What Will I Learn?

Learn and Lead with High Schools

Strong Partnerships

SXU places high priority on school-university partnerships and has strong relationships with urban and suburban school districts. What this means for you:

Engaged Learning

As you prepare for edTPA, you will participate in over 900 hours of engaged learning experiences!

Learn more about what SXU's engaged learning opportunities entail and when you can participate as a student.

Program Requirements

Please view the admission requirements page, as well as the program requirements and course descriptions in the SXU Academic Catalog.

Related Majors and Minors

History Major

Political Science Major

Political Communication and Advocacy Major

Early Childhood Education Major

Elementary Education Major

History Minor

Contact Information

If you have additional questions, please contact:

Office of Admission
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)
Email: admission@sxu.edu