A social science teacher helps students become active participants in society and government. They encourage discussions on current events, global culture and behavioural trends in contemporary society. They also instruct their students about history, geography and anthropology and how these fields have shaped different groups of people, resulting in cultural, linguistic and social differences.
Associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs are available in social sciences as well as social science education. Coursework often covers social philosophies, world religions, politics, social studies, geography and history. To teach in a middle school or a high school, graduates must have at least a bachelor's degree in social sciences education and a teacher's license. However, some schools may prefer that applicants have a master's degree.
Social Science Teacher Education graduates earn on average $k, putting them in the bottom percentile of earners with a degree.
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Social Science Teacher Education Underemployment
Social Science Teacher Education graduates are highly employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.
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