With a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science with Teacher Licensure (9-12) degree you will develop an awareness of social, political, and historical factors that influence cultures of the world along with the skills to share this understanding with your students as a professional educator.
Within the Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences with Teacher Licensure (9-12) program, you will learn how to become an effective classroom teacher who has confidence in content knowledge and educational practices. You will learn the social sciences content and skills of analysis, research, critical thinking and writing. In addition to strong content knowledge and skills, you will master instructional methods, best practices and classroom management techniques, such as developing comprehensive creative and engaging lesson plans to implementing strategies to support diverse learners and assessing and analyzing student performance. You will take fascinating courses drawing on the wide and varied expertise of our social sciences and education faculty that will provide the foundation to teach US or World History, Civics/Government, Economics, Sociology and Geography.
When you graduate, you’ll be fully prepared to meet licensure requirements for a meaningful career as a professional educator in the social sciences, teaching high school or middle school students in North Carolina.
Gardner-Webb's Department of Social Sciences works to help students develop the intellectual skills to explore meaningful questions about politics, society and the human past, in an environment of comprehensive curiosity based on Christian values. We strive to educate students within a deeper understanding of the world we live in, both past and present, offering tools to effect positive change.