48 months
27113 USD/year
13156 USD/year
5498 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Social Studies Teaching program offered by Washington State University integrates professional education coursework with the major and leads to Washington state teacher certification.

Visit the official programme website for more information


Careers after the Social Studies Teaching program offered by Washington State University

Social studies teachers may teach in public or private schools worldwide. Further study opens up possibilities as a coach, counselor, principal, or other administrative positions in schools.

During the 2015–2016 school year, the standard starting annual salary for a nine-month school year was $35,069 for Washington state teachers with a bachelor's degree, according to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. With additional education and experience, salaries can be much higher.

Programme Structure

Benefit from the only undergrad teaching program in Washington that's housed at a major research university.

  • Learn from professors who have done extensive research, travel, and teaching abroad.
  • Study and work with a diversity of young students that mirrors today’s classrooms.
  • The U.S. Department of Education selected WSU for a grant of more than $11 million to create a model teacher preparation program centered on high-needs youths.
  • Learn effective teaching: WSU offers the state’s only teacher preparation program that provides practical classroom teaching opportunities in every region of Washington.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • National: The fall semester admission priority application date for first-year students is January 31. You can still apply after this date on a space-available basis
  • International: WSU accepts international undergraduate applications at any time of year and operates on a rolling admission basis.


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be considered for admission to Washington State University as a freshman, a student needs to complete at least 12 years of school, culminating in an appropriate secondary certificate or external examination. (We may consider the first year or two of university in some countries to be secondary level.)
  • Schooling should include preparation in humanities, mathematics, basic sciences, and social sciences.
  • WSU requires a minimum grade point average of 2.70 (on a 4.00 scale) for admission as an international freshman.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27113 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27113 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    13156 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13156 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    5498 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5498 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Pullman

904 - 1507 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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