What can I do with a major in Social Studies Education?
UGA Specific Information for Social Studies Education
The Social Studies Program offers both bachelor- and master-level options leading to initial teaching certification in social studies education in grades 7-12 in the state of Georgia. Pre-service teachers in these programs develop the dispositions, knowledge, and skills to help students develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world.
Class of 2018 Career Outcomes for Social Studies Education*
** Includes Self-Employed
- Kappa Delta Epsilon (KDE)
- Kappa Delta Pi (KDPi)
- Student Professional Association of Georgia Educators (SPAGE)
- To find additional clubs and organizations, go to the Center for Student Organizations
- Connect with your Career Consultant
Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations
How to Pursue Additional Careers in Education:
Seeking jobs outside of teaching and/or education?
Additional career opportunities with an Education degree are out there! First, you need to consider a few things:
- What are your interests?
- What skills and abilities have you been using in your current job?
- Who is in your network?
What are Your Interests?:
Several Interest inventories exist that can help you clearly assess your interests. The Career Center offers the Strong Interest Inventory, TypeFocus, and Focus 2, which can be used for this purpose. .
In addition, the O-Net can be used to informally assess interests and match interests with careers.
What are Your Skills and Abilities?:
In your previous or current jobs or experiences, you have utilized and/or mastered skills that you’ve enjoyed. Consider your involvement in a campus or community organization. Did you enjoy using interpersonal skills, public speaking, organizational skills, or event planning?
Who is in YOUR Network?:
Do you know family or friends who are in a career that you find interesting or exciting? Set up an informal informational interview with him or her and find out about the ins and outs of the job. Is it possible for you to shadow him or her for a day/week? Remember, it’s impossible for someone to help you if you’re not asking for help.
What are other UGA Education Graduates doing?
Get inspired! Seek out other UGA Education graduates who have made a career move.
LinkedIn is a great way to explore additional careers. Join the University of Georgia Alumni Association Group on LinkedIn to connect with members.
Supplemental Career Research Dashboard
Additional Career Research Resources
- Georgia Charter Schools Association
- Georgia Department of Education
- Georgia Independent School Association
- Register onto SchoolSpring
- Southern Teachers Agency (private schools)
- Teachers-Teachers jobs
- TeachGeorgia Georgia’s Official Teacher Recruitment Website
- The American Association for Employment in Education (AAEE)
- The International Educator
- American Association of School Administrators
- American Educational Research Association
- American Federation of Teachers
- National Council for the Social Studies
- National Education Association