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 2020 Career Outcomes for Social Studies Education*

** Includes Self-Employed

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

Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2020 Social Studies Education majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2020 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
Camden County Schools High School Football Coach
Clarke County School District Middle School Social Studies Teacher
Cobb County School District Teacher
Floyd County Schools 7th Grade Science Teacher
Gwinnett County Public Schools History Teacher, Middle School Teacher, Teacher
Northeast Georgia Regional Educational Service Agencies Deaf Paraeducator
Saint Joseph Catholic School Lower School Faculty
Wake County School District Social Studies Teacher
Walt Disney Company Resort Activities and Events Coordinator
Westminster Christian Academy Social Studies Teacher
Whitfield County Schools High School Social Studies
* denotes no responses received.
*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/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2020 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.

Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2020 Social Studies Education majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2020 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Graduate School Program(s)
University of Georgia College Student Affairs Administration, Master's; Educational Theory and Practice, Master's; Social Studies Education, Bachelor's; Social Studies Education, Master'
* denotes no responses received.