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Secondary Education – Social Studies B.S.E. (on campus)

Bachelor of Science in Education- On Campus

Explore the World Through Social Studies

Dive into the past as a story that has shaped the present, and learn countless insights into the future to share with future students. You will receive top-level instruction and gain important practical classroom experience so that you can teach effectively from a biblical worldview.

Credit Hours

Career Potential 

You will be ready to teach others through the stories of the past in roles such as:

  • High School Teacher
  • Park Ranger
  • Museum Docent
  • Historian or Archivist
  • Public Service Official
  • Genealogist


What Will You Learn?

In all of the programs at CSU, you’ll be interacting with small class sizes and professors who really care and desire to mentor you. You’ll not only receive quality academics to prepare you for your career, but discipleship to prepare you for life.

Solid biblical foundations for education and social studies

Build a strong foundation through a core of Bible and theology courses. You will learn to teach in both secular and Christian environments through a 12-credit student-teaching experience at public and private schools.

Valuable teaching experience

Learn to create an engaging learning environment to teach students with various backgrounds in the social sciences. You will practice designing stimulating lesson plans to maximize your students’ learning.

Thorough historical understanding of the modern world

You will study topics like government, sociology, economics, history and geography under highly qualified faculty who are passionate about helping you influence the next generation for Christ.

Your Courses

Each of your courses will be taught from a biblical worldview, and you’ll learn with an intimate group of peers led by professors who care about your success.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted.
Course Descriptions can be found in the catalog.

First Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • CSU First-Year Experience [CSU101] – 0 credits
  • Principles of Bible Study [BI100]
  • Bible Survey [BI111]
  • Expository Writing [EN105]
  • History of Western Civilization and Thought I [HI111]
  • College Math I [MA102] or Math Elective
  • Introduction to Education [ED201]
  • History of Western Civilization and Thought II [HI112]
  • College Math II [MA104] or Math Elective
  • Building a Biblical Lifestyle [TH120]
  • Theology Survey [TH211]

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Second Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • Organization and Management (Secondary) [ED202]
  • American History I [HI205]
  • Politics and the Christian Worldview [HI/PO401]
  • Living Well [HP101] – 1 credit
  • American Literature I [LI221C]
  • Worldviews: Humanities and Science [PH206]
  • Introduction to Special Education [SED320]
  • World Religions [EV220]
  • The American Regime [HI/PO302]
  • American History II [HI206]
  • Child and Adolescent Development [PS204]
  • Theological Distinctives [TH308]
  • Social Studies Elective

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Third Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • Teaching Social Studies in Secondary Schools [ED414] – 2 credits
  • Philosophy of History [HI/PO305]
  • Psychology of Learning and Education [PS308]
  • Introduction to Sociology [SO301]
  • Speech Communication [SP100]
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Economics [BA105]
  • Educating the English Learner [ED422]
  • Cultural Anthropology [SO315]
  • Global Cultures and Geography [SO402]
  • Senior Seminar [TH480]
  • Social Studies Elective

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Fourth Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • Assessment of Learning [ED212]
  • Senior Education Seminar [ED421] – 1 credit
  • Teaching Social Studies in Secondary Schools II [ED431]
  • Literacy Development and Instruction in Core Secondary Courses [LY312]
  • Teaching in the Inclusive Classroom [SED413]
  • Stage III Field Experience – 0 credits
  • Student Teaching Seminar [ED432] – 0 credits
  • Student Teaching I [ED434] – 6 credits
  • Student Teaching II [ED436] – 6 credits

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Exceptional Financial Value

A Christ-centered education is a wise investment. That's why we make biblical education as affordable as possible for students like you.

Scholarships are for Christian character, work ethic and academics.
99% of full-time, on-campus students get free financial aid.

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99% of students receive financial aid.

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The thing I love the most about Social Studies Education is that I know that I am preparing to make a difference. When I get to impart knowledge to students, it’s a privilege.


Program Highlights 

  • You will be eligible to apply for Pennsylvania state certification and certification from the Association of Christian Schools International (ASCI) for teaching Social Studies in grades 7–12.
  • You can easily transition into CSU’s Master of Education program.
  • Add a Special Education minor to open doors to additional teaching opportunities!

Share your love for social studies!

Fuel your passion to spark interest in students to learn about history and current events in the social sciences.




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