Social Studies Education at John Brown University

Major in Social Studies Education

Learn how to teach • Get certified to teach social studies • Impact others confidently

Become an inspiring educator.

Having a small class size and courses integrated with faith allows JBU to equip you to be a teacher that makes a difference in the lives of the next generation.

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Shadow expert educators

JBU students spend ample time observing and teaching alongside teachers in order to gain confidence and skill in classroom management and lesson planning.

Practice on campus

Students practice what they learn from their observations of real classrooms in the safety of their own on-campus model classrooms at JBU. 

Teach where you feel called

JBU is accredited so that students can transfer their teaching license easily across states and internationally. 

What to expect as a social studies education student at JBU


Observe and teach with teachers

Students spend a lot of time in clinical-style education with mentor teachers. Through observing and teaching alongside these teachers, JBU students become confident in their capabilities in areas such as classroom management and lesson planning.


Study strong curriculum

JBU’s social studies education program combines the rigor of the education program with the breadth of the history curriculum. This combination develops students into experts in their field of study.


Teach abroad

JBU students can spend time studying in Lithuania, Guatemala, Honduras, Northern Ireland and various parts of the world. Not only does JBU equip students to transfer their teaching license to go and teach in other places, but also gives them a chance to enhance their teaching education abroad before they even graduate.

What can you do with a social studies education degree?

In the social studies education major, you will be equipped to teach American and world history, geography and American government. With on-campus model classrooms and exposure to real classrooms starting in your first semester, you will graduate well-prepared to teach in a public or private school classroom.

Teach overseas

Many international and missionary-based schools look for qualified teachers to serve. JBU students study teaching as a mission and integrate faith, learning and teaching.

Attend graduate school

Many graduates choose to pursue a degree in higher education to teach collegiate coursework in education.

Educational administrator

These professionals oversee the daily aspect of childcare centers, preschools or other schools. Typically, this position requires an advanced degree.

Missions work

Many missionary families are looking for qualified educational professionals to help them with homeschooling.



The future you starts at JBU.

Equip yourself to inspire others and excel at what you love.