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

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

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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.

Be mentored by caring professors
Find your fit in our community
Get involved and make a difference

Social Studies Education Degree

Christian College in PA


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
Tyler Scarfo

Social Studies Education Major
Clarks Summit, PA

“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.”


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. Secondary English Education Degree.

Social Studies Education Degree
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.

Throrough 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.


What You Will Study

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 three 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.

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.

Social Studies Education Degree

Christian College in PA


Your Priority: God's Word

While you prepare for your career you’ll also earn a double major in Biblical Studies. At CSU, you’ll experience personal mentorship with someone who cares deeply about you and your relationship with your Creator. You’ll be challenged to think through topics and questions through a biblical worldview. Your Bible courses will lay a foundation for whatever path God has for your life.

When you attend this Bible college, you’re getting more than just a degree—you’re getting the tools, support system and encouragement to follow Christ with your whole heart—long after graduation.


You want to
choose a college:

 Where you can get prepared for your future.
 Where you will grow in your relationship with Christ.
 Where you truly find your fit.

Students constantly say the top reason they love CSU so much is: Community. When you’re part of the CSU community, you attend class with professors who are mentors; you do life right alongside others who want to serve their Savior, and you are welcomed into lifelong friendships that last well beyond graduation.

Social Studies Education Degree

Christian College in PA


Here's what our students actually pay: 

(Hint—it's way less than "sticker" price! Plus, our costs continually fall below our in-state, private school competitors' actual costs.)

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(Based on incoming class of Fall 2021)



(not including loans)



Worldwide Impact

For more than 90 years, CSU has prepared Christ-centered, career-ready graduates to serve around the globe in a variety of ministries and careers. You'll learn from trusted professors who have a heart for Christ and desire for discipleship. You'll join a community of CSU students who are passionate about using their talents to serve Christ.

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See how you fit in here at CSU, where you'll learn through a biblical worldview, become part of an encouraging community and prepare to serve Christ through your life and career.




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