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Social Studies Education

Purdue University

48 months
Duration
31104 USD/year
28794 USD/year
9992 USD/year
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About

Earn a degree in Social Studies Education at the Purdue University and put your interest in history, geography, politics, civics, and government to work. A social studies education degree will enable you to teach social studies at the secondary level (grades 5-12). 

Overview

Social studies education is an interdisciplinary integration of several social sciences including economics, government and citizenship, historical perspectives, psychology, and sociology.

Two key themes (social justice and diversity, and K-12 STEM education) and four key strands (innovation, collaboration, advancement, and leadership) run through and guide the program.  Students at the Purdue University who successfully complete all requirements of a teacher preparation program that is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Indiana Department of Education are eligible for licensure in the state of Indiana.

Once licensed, a social studies education graduate is qualified to teach social studies related subjects (i.e., economics, history, government, and citizenship) to secondary students in a public, private, or independent school. With 43 interstate licensing agreements, graduates will be able to teach almost anywhere in the country.

Careers in Social Studies Education

  • Camp counselor
  • Community services
  • Graduate or professional school (e.g., child psychologist, education administrator, lawyer, school counselor)
  • Historian
  • Teacher

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Exploring Teaching As A Career
  • Educational Technology And Computing Multiculturalism And Education
  • The Teaching Of Social Studies In Secondary Schools
  • The Teaching Of Social Studies In Junior High/Middle School
  • Reading In Middle And Secondary Schools: Methods And Problems
  • Supervised Teaching
  • Learning And Motivation
  • The Inclusive Classroom
  • Assessment Literacy
  • Educational Policies And Laws

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • If you're applying to begin in the spring or summer term, submit application as early as possible prior to the start of the term.

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply Online: $60 Application Fee
  • Secondary School Grades
  • Official SAT or ACT Score: SAT or ACT scores with writing is strongly encouraged for international citizens. 
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • Letter of Recommendation: Though not required, a letter of recommendation is strongly encouraged, especially for students eligible to be considered for scholarships, for the Honors College or for those who are applying to highly competitive programs.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31104 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31104 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    28794 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28794 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    9992 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9992 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for West Lafayette

1096 - 1774 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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