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Social Studies Education, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Fairmont, MN, United States
Through the Fairmont State University Social Studies Education program, students earn a B.A. in Education with teacher certification in West Virginia.  Social Studies Education majors are technically part of the Social Studies 5 - Adult Comprehensive Specialization.
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Fairmont State offers a BA degree in Education which leads to teaching certification in Social Studies in the State of West Virginia. 

Learning outcomes

The “Social Studies 5-Adult Comprehensive Specialization” is composed essentially of three parts: a Social Studies curriculum (or “content”) of 60 credit hours; a General Studies requirement of 30 hours of broadly based study across disciplines, which fulfills University General Studies Attributes; and a professional program of studies in Education totaling 39 hours which includes Education courses and clinical/field experiences. Total required hours for the program are 129. Passing scores in the PRAXIS II Social Studies content test and the Principles of Learning and Teaching Exam are necessary for graduation and West Virginia certification to teach Social Studies from grades 5 to 12.

Additionally, Fairmont offers a Master of Arts in Teaching degree in Social Studies Education that provides certification in the exact manner that the undergraduate program at Fairmont State University does. That is, graduate students, at least in terms of Social Studies preparation, have to complete the exact same program."

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • United State History
  • World Civilizations
  • Geography
  • Political Science
  • Economics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Applicant must have completed a satisfactory program of secondary school studies equivalent to an American high school. 
  • An officially certified English translation of high school transcripts or college transcripts, if applicable, must accompany applications. 
  • In cases where high school graduation is expected after the application deadline for admission, acceptance at Fairmont State would be given to the prospective student with the understanding that the student successfully complete the necessary academic requirements and submit proof of graduation. Photo copies will not be accepted. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16814 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8407 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16814 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8407 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7738 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3869 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fairmont

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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