Your Future in Social Studies Education

Elevate your teaching career with our Bachelor of Science in social studies education program designed for aspiring educators targeting grades 9-12. Led by dedicated, seasoned professors, our curriculum equips students with practical insights and research-driven teaching techniques, fostering their growth as effective educators.

Distinguished by its immersive approach, our program stands out through exclusive partnerships with Dorchester District 2, Charleston, and Berkeley County school districts. Through clinical field experiences and a yearlong placement during senior year, students gain invaluable exposure to diverse school settings, ensuring they are well-prepared for the demands of the profession.

Experience the CSU advantage where education graduates are in high demand, with many securing coveted positions before graduation and earning accolades like Rookie of the Year. 

Embark on your journey to becoming a sought-after social studies educator from Charleston Southern University, where we promote academic excellence in a Christian environment.

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!


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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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