Your Future in Social Studies Education

Social studies education is for students who would like to teach social studies (history, economics, government, law, etc.) in grades 9 – 12. Students receive practical information, strategies and experiences which will contribute to their success in the high school education field. The Bachelor of Science in social studies education at Charleston Southern University is unique in that we offer clinical field experiences in every education class through partnerships with Charleston County, Dorchester II and Berkeley County boards of education and more. Students receive a wide range of field experiences to prepare them for different school environments. CSU education graduates are highly sought out for job openings, and many of our first year graduates are named Rookie of the Year in their schools. All education instructors have a wealth of experience in their prospective areas and build close relationships with students.

Resources for Future Teachers

CSU’s partners at TeachSC have free tools and resources to make applying to our program, and becoming a classroom teacher, easier. If you create a TeachSC account, you will have access to:

  • An interactive application checklist to keep you on track.
  • 1-on-1 expert advice for any question along the way.
  • How-to guides for eligibility, applications, testing and finances.
  • A chance to win a $1,000 scholarship toward tuition.

To get access, sign up for TeachSC!


Charleston Southern University’s accreditation can be found here.

Social Studies Education: it's a calling

Students at CSU learn research-based methods for delivering social studies instruction. Some of our social studies education students receive job offers before they even finish their student teaching experience, some at the same high school where they completed their student teaching.

As a Social Studies Education major, you’ll take courses like…

  • World Civilizations
  • US History
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Secondary Methods for Teaching Social Studies
  • Creating a Learning Environment

Graduates are equipped for a variety of career paths.

  • High School Social Studies Teacher
  • Graduate Student
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College of Education

The mission of the College of Education is to prepare professional educators who, guided by a strong sense of community and the integration of their faith, are academically strong, skilled and morally committed to educating in a wide range of culturally diverse learning environments. The College of Education offers a liberal arts core curriculum, professional education courses, clinical settings, content specialty courses and other extracurricular candidate experiences including Future Teachers Society, Teaching Fellows, service projects, mission programs and more.

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Wingo Hall

Wingo Hall houses classrooms for the humanities and education and faculty offices for the College of Education. Named for Henry C. Wingo.

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