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Social Studies Education/Teaching (5-12)

Bachelor of Arts


The Social Studies degree in education at CSP is an initial licensure program. Students aiming to be a social studies teacher for grades 5-12 may do so after graduation with additional requirements.


Program Length

67 Credits


On Campus

Students will build important foundational teaching skills and gain a working knowledge of social studies topics. Concordia University, St. Paul’s teacher education program ensures that its graduates:

  • Are critical thinkers
  • Become resourceful problem solvers
  • Can help future students understand advanced topics

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Career Paths

Data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Middle School Teacher $ 61,810
High School Teacher $ 62,360

Program Details

CSP has proudly equipped teachers with the tools to be influential instructors for nearly 60 years. By completing this social studies degree and other state requirements, students will be eligible to apply for a Minnesota teaching license for social studies (5-12).

The degree starts with general requirements that prepare future teachers to lead a classroom. Before transitioning into social studies-specific classes, you will complete six core areas: communication, social science, mathematics, science, humanities, and religion and theology.

Next, dive into your area of interest as the program moves through key social studies concentrations, including history, geography, economics, sociology, and psychology. You’ll learn from professors passionate about education and excited to train the next generation of teachers.

PELSB Accreditation

CSP’s teacher education programs are accredited in Minnesota by the PELSB.

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