Looking at the Options

Careers in Social Studies Education

  • Teach 7-12th grade
  • Teach overseas - Many international and missionary based schools look for qualified teachers to serve.
  • Work in private or public schools - Educational institutions are always seeking quality teachers.
  • Work in daycare centers or nursery schools - Childcare workers who understand childhood development and education fundamentals are in great demand.
  • Graduate school - Many graduates choose to pursue a degree in higher education to teach collegiate coursework in education.
  • Social Work - Elementary schools and other educational institutions look for social workers who have a background in education.
  • Education 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.


Social studies education majors have unique educational opportunities at JBU. Students get to:

  • Work with the Dogwood Literacy Council of Siloam Springs
  • Get classroom experience by observing teachers in the community
  • Develop a whole curriculum while in school
  • Volunteer with local schools
  • Tutor local high school and elementary students


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