Careers & Opportunities

Careers

The BSEd in Secondary Education: Social Studies Education is a highly focused course of study aimed at placing graduates in high schools or other institution of secondary education. However, the degree also equips them to work in

  • government,
  • grant writing,
  • human resources,
  • marketing,
  • nonprofit organizations,
  • technical writing,
  • training and development,
  • youth or afterschool programs and many other areas.

Fieldwork

All College of Education majors must complete field experiences to practice working with children, adolescents or adults in classrooms, training centers or community organizations.

Education majors will observe a professional teacher’s instructional and classroom management methods. Review the Teacher Education Field Handbook for an overview. The Office of Field Placement helps students find appropriate classroom assignments.

Field Experience & Student Teaching 

As part of your academic program, you will gain firsthand knowledge in classrooms through immersive field placements and student teaching experiences.

    School & Community Partnerships 

    As part of its mission to give back to the surrounding community and provide substantive fieldwork experiences for its students, the College of Education has formed partnerships with more than 25 institutions and organizations.

    Career Services

    The College of Education offers a range of career development services to its students. You can also visit the university Career Center for support during your job or internship search. Drop in for a short visit or schedule a 30-minute coaching session to discuss components of your professional profile, including your résumé and LinkedIn presence.

    You’ll also have access to

    Outcomes

    Career opportunities and mid-career salaries for the Secondary Education-Social Studies Major may include the following examples.

    Career

    Median Salary*

    Adult Basic & Secondary Education & Literacy Teachers & Instructors

    $52,100.00

    Education Administrators, Postsecondary

    $92,360.00

    Middle School Teachers

    $57,720.00

    Secondary School Teachers

    $59,170.00

    Special Education Teachers, Secondary School

    $60,180.00

    * Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).