Bachelor of Science in Education in Secondary Education: Social Studies Education      

Help high school students develop the global perspectives they need to be good citizens in the 21st century. Earn the BSEd in Secondary Education: Social Studies Education and teach students about the global community and how dynamic geopolitical forces impact communities and cultures around the world.

In the College of Education and Human Development, you’ll learn to

  • address literacy deficiencies without neglecting subject content time;
  • apply literacy instructional methods for English language learners;
  • create classroom settings that accommodate special education needs; and
  • identify special education needs and develop productive interventions.

In addition to your education coursework, you'll choose and complete the major coursework requirements in one of the following areas of specialization within the College of Liberal Arts.

  • Economics
  • Geography and Urban Studies
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

Your education coursework will be enhanced with multiple fieldwork assignments. The program culminates in an academic semester long student teaching experience, during which you will instruct a class at an area high school supported by a cooperating teacher and Temple faculty. Although you'll take courses in the College of Liberal Arts, your degree is awarded by the College of Education and Human Development.

Teacher Certification

This program prepares you to successfully complete state certification exams, allowing you to apply for a Pennsylvania Instructional I Teaching Certificate. Learn more about certification.

+1 Accelerated Programs

For particularly focused students, the College of Education and Human Development offers accelerated programs. Qualified students earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees in one five-year course of study instead of the usual six years. Learn more about the College of Education and Human Development’s +1 accelerated programs.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Science in Education program offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency and more. You can view the full Cost of Attendance breakdown on the Student Financial Services website.

These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $17,976.00 per year
Out-of-state: $32,376.00 per year

Student Clubs & Organizations

Participating in student groups provides peer support and future professional contacts. It also presents opportunities to give back to the community, either locally or globally. Explore the opportunities available through organizations such as

Search for additional College of Education and Human Development and education-related student organizations.


For more information about this program, the College of Education and Human Development, how to apply for admission, and your application status, contact Enrollment Management.

Enrollment Management
Phone: 215-204-8011


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