Historical. Cultural. Biblical. 

Social Studies Education

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History. Culture. And a Christian worldview. Help mold tomorrow’s leaders with a better understanding of each, through a BS degree in social studies education, at NGU.

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Certified as a SC social studies teacher. Authorized to teach at any public high school in the state. That’s how you stay one step ahead of the competition, through NGU.

Tomorrow’s Leaders are Made Today

Dive deep into the lessons of history, explore the diversity of cultures around the world, and view it all through a biblically-rooted Christian worldview. Then, prepare to teach others to do the same as a public or private school teacher, children’s ministry worker, or even missionary. Help today’s youth better understand their world – and the God who created it through a Bachelor or Arts in Social Studies Secondary Education.

What Can I Do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Studies Secondary Education?

With a bachelor’s degree in social studies for secondary education, you can pursue a rewarding career as a high school social studies teacher.

This degree prepares you to educate and inspire the next generation, imparting valuable knowledge in history, civics, geography, and more. You’ll play a crucial role in shaping young minds and fostering informed and engaged citizens.

Education Policy Analyst

High School Social Studies Teacher

Museum Educator

Experience Learning as Both Student and Teacher

Teacher See, Teacher Do

Observe real-world teachers and students. Participate in actual classroom studies and discussions. Teach lessons in local public schools. Receive critical feedback from expert mentors in your field of study. It’s all part of your field placement experience through NGU.


Lesson Planning

Before you teach, you plan. Master the art of translating theory into practice as you create your own lesson plans. It’s the first step in transitioning from student to teacher. 

Practice What You Teach

Study. Observe. Engage. Teach! Before you graduate, complete one full teaching semester in a South Carolina public school setting. 

It’s a combination of hands-on experience and a big-picture view of education. All designed to prepare you for a successful teaching career. 

History Beside Experienced & Faithful Historians

Paul Thompson, Jr., PhD
Dean, College of Humanities and Sciences
David Bell, MA
Instructor, History
Kayla Black, EdD
Assistant Professor, Honors and History
Brendan J.J. Payne, PhD
Department Chair, History
Paul Yandle, PhD
Associate Professor, History

An All-Encompassing Approach to Social Studies

Social Studies Secondary Education Year 1

Year 1 Sample Courses

  • Western Civilization to/Since 1715
  • Geography
  • Introduction to Education
  • American National Government
  • Integrating Technology
Social Studies Secondary Education Year 2

Year 2 Sample Courses

  • Historical Research and Writing
  • Principles of Macro/Microeconomics
  • Anthropology
  • Planning and Assessment
  • Exceptional Learner
Social Studies Secondary Education Year 3

Year 3 Example Courses

  • Western History
  • Human Growth and Development in Education
  • Classroom Management
  • World Religions
  • Adolescent Psychology
Social Studies Secondary Education Year 4

Year 4 Sample Courses

  • Physical Science
  • Contemporary Mathematics
  • Secondary Social Studies Methods
  • Interpreting the Biblical Text
  • Directed Secondary Student Teaching

Elevate Your Perspective

You’ll also take Chapel for the first seven semesters, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

Have Questions about the Social Studies Education?

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David Bell, MA

Instructor, History
864.663.7518 david.bell@ngu.edu
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