Bringing World Affairs into Focus.

Social Studies Group is a major for secondary and elementary students within the Teacher Education Division. Graduates who pass the subject area test are certified to teach Social Studies at the elementary, middle or high school levels.

  • Overview

    • School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
    • Division: Humanities Teacher Education
    • Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts
    • Format: Residential
    • Location: Grand Rapids
  • Relevant Classes

    A well-rounded list of liberal arts and major classes prepare you to excel as an innovative, character-driven professional. And trained advisers provide the personalized, strengths-focused guidance you need to thrive as a college student and complete your degree.

    Download a semester-by-semester class planning guide. This shows how you can finish your degree in four years.

    Earn Advanced Standing

    Secondary education majors with a TESOL minor may qualify for advanced standing in our Master of Arts in TESOL program. This gives you the option to earn two degrees—a bachelor's and a master's degree—in as few as five years.

    Download a semester-by-semester class planning guide.

  • Job Outcomes

    Cornerstone alumni are tireless in their passion to influence our world for Christ as servant leaders. You can find CU graduates building lives that matter at workplaces based in West Michigan and beyond.

    • Comstock STEM Academy
    • Godwin Heights Public Schools
    • Hope Academy of West Michigan
    • Ringwood Christian School
    • South Haven Public Schools

    Job and Graduate School Placement Rate

    94%

    of all our traditional undergraduate students from the class of 2017 were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.