Specialize in Teaching History and Government

Teaching social sciences to students in middle school and high school gives you the opportunity to educate our future political leaders, historians and economists. Nova Southeastern University’s Bachelor of Science in Secondary Social Studies Education provides a comprehensive set of methods courses specifically designed for social studies instruction and assessment.

NSU’s B.S. in Secondary Social Studies Education features a specialty component with a variety of social science courses that comprise the content of the Florida Department of Education-approved Secondary Social Sciences Education major. The courses emphasize curriculum development, instruction and assessment in subject areas such as history, geography, political science, economics and sociology for secondary social studies.

The courses are based on the Florida Standards and the current statewide assessment in social studies (grades 6–12). This degree focuses on developing teacher-leaders who are equipped with the skills to promote academic excellence, equity, cultural awareness and social responsibility in diverse educational settings.

Why Should You Major in Secondary Social Studies Education at NSU?

Get the Fischler Academy Advantage

This degree is a product of NSU’s Fischler Academy program, which is an experiential, project-driven, mastery-based program combining cutting-edge teaching pedagogies in a highly personalized learning environment. The academy combines bachelor’s and master’s degree programs designed for traditional first-time-in-college students who wish to become educational leaders. Fischler Academy combines the very best in student-centered teaching strategies with competency-based educational experiences. Our mission is to educate great teachers who will inspire generations of students.

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Average Starting Salary

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average annual salary for middle and high school teachers in 2019 was $59,660 and $61,660, respectively.

Shark Destinations

You’ll find NSU education alumni at school districts all around the country, including Broward County Public Schools and Miami-Dade County Public Schools (the sixth largest in the nation), Palm Beach County Public Schools, Pinellas County Public Schools, the Archdiocese of Miami and Exceed Preparatory Academy. Our alumni serve as teachers for K-12 students or support the future of other educators in administrative roles.