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.

Employers Hiring UGA Social Studies Education for the Class of 2016*

Baldwin County Schools | Barrow County Schools | Charles County Public Schools | Clarke County School District | Cobb County School District | Colleton County School District | Columbia County Schools | Forsyth County Schools | Fulton County Schools | Gwinnett County Public Schools | Jasper County School District | Manor Hall International School | Union County School District

Job Titles of UGA Social Studies Education Majors for the Class of 2016*

11th and 12th Grade Teacher | History Teacher | Paraprofessional | Seventh and Eighth Grade Social Studies Teacher | Social Studies Teacher | Teacher

UGA Social Studies Education Career Outcomes for the Class of 2016*

** Includes Self-Employed

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring ..., Job Titles of ..., Career Outcomes for ..., and Graduate Schools Attended By ..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2016 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

Campus Resources

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

  • O*NET (click on Find Occupations)
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook (type in general term for career of interest)
  • Candid Career (View professionals speaking about their careers under the “Resources” tab and select “Online Resources”)

Employment Websites

Professional Associations/Resources