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Social Science Teaching, Bachelor

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The multi-faceted Social Science Teaching degree program from Eastern Illinois University provide training in the many areas of social studies, including economics, geography, history, political science, psychology and sociology-anthropology, and all students graduate ready to be licensed to teach ALL social science subjects in Illinois’s public high schools.


Why study the Social Science Teaching degree program from Eastern Illinois University

Our majors graduate with unlimited potential to improve their own lives and the lives of their students. Social Science teaching majors are equipped with the skills that are central to the changing world of the 21st century. All majors choose one area of concentration – Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology – and become part of that home department as well as part of the broader Social Science Teaching program at EIU.

Want to learn more? Whether you are already a social science teaching major or hether you are thinking about becoming one, this website offers helpful information.

The Social Science Teaching programs (History with Teacher Licensure and Social Science Studies) challenge majors to excel in and out of the classroom. Students take an array of courses in all the social science from talented faculty in respective departments. In education courses and social science teaching methods, students create lesson plans, implementing knowledge of pedagogy as well as of their particular subject. 

All Social Science Teaching programs culminate with student teaching, an intense experience that prepares students to leave Ell-I fully prepared to embark on teaching careers, or to take their classroom experience as a launching point into any number of other careers. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Education in a Diverse Society: The Multilingual/Multicultural Classroom
  • Critical Focus on Education
  • Educational Psychology: Foundations for Teachers
  • Inquiry Into Teaching
  • Instructional Tasks in the Secondary School
  • Literacy, Assessment, and Differentiation in Secondary Schools

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Application for Admission
  • Official records (transcripts or mark sheets) beginning with secondary school. Transcripts must bear the seal and signature of the appropriate school official, and be accompanied by an official English translation if necessary. A minimum grade point average of a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale is required
  • English Language Proficiency Requirement: Official TOEFL, IELTS, STEP EIKEN, Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)
  • A completed International Student Financial Affidavit Form, documenting sufficient funding for the intended program of study
  • Non-refundable application fee of $30.00 U.S. in the form of a check, certified check or money order made payable to Eastern Illinois University

Tuition Fee

  • International

    378 USD/credit
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  • National

    302 USD/credit
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Living costs for Charleston

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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