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.

Degree Completion

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  • Overview

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

    • Major Credit Hours: 36 (requires minor)
    • Application Deadline: Rolling admission
      • Fall semester—August 15
      • Spring semester—January 1

    Internship Opportunities

    Students in this major spend a semester student teaching under the direction of an experienced teacher at public and private schools throughout West Michigan. Students also have the option of completing part of their internship experience at a school overseas in places like:
    • Asia
    • Latin America
    • Africa
  • Graduate Outcomes

    Many of our graduates have successfully obtained teaching positions in public and private schools throughout Michigan and in other states. And, many of our graduates have also taken positions in Christian and private schools in countries thought the world.