Social Science with Teaching Licensure (5-12) Degree

Education Bachelor's Degree Programs

Through a program of study that includes economics, history, political science, and sociology, you can look forward to gaining in-depth preparation in social science with the social science with teaching licensure major. You will form a solid foundation in the field of education, extensive and varied field experience opportunities, and the knowledge and skills needed to be a high-quality educator. This degree prepares you for certification to teach grades 5-12 in the State of Iowa. 

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Why should I earn a social science with a teaching licensure degree?

Change Making

Teach a subject that can shape students' understanding of the whole world and their place in it. Make a global impact.

Earth-Sized Field

Social science/studies is a broad field, allowing you to focus in on a favorite area of interest or cover broad strokes in many topics.

Teacher Life

Though challenging, teaching in a classroom setting will mean summers off and built-in vacations, allowing for more work-life balance.

What Can I Do With a Social Science with Teaching Licensure (5-12) Degree

  • Middle school social science teacher
  • High school social science teacher



You can earn your social science education degree with teaching licensure without leaving your community. Courses combine the benefit of live ​video instruction with the convenience of online learning. In addition to a weekly class, students complete their coursework online and receive personalized advisement from local BVU site staff.

Social Science Courses

  • Basic Social Science Endorsement (5-12):
  • All Social Science Endorsement (5-12):

Transfer to BVU

BVU has transfer agreements with Iowa’s community colleges, helping you get the most out of your hard-earned credits.

Contact an academic advisor at 712.749.1000 to see how your credits will transfer.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

We’ll help you figure out your options for financial assistance and possible scholarships.

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Social Science Education Faculty

Our instructors are committed to helping you build the future in Iowa and beyond.

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Transfer Your Credits

Do you have previously earned credits or an associate degree? BVU accepts most — if not all — of your credits so you don’t have to retake courses.

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Earn a Master’s Degree Faster with Our Accelerated Program

With BVU's Plus One program, you can earn your  teaching English as a second language or organizational leadership master's within one year of graduating with your bachelor’s degree. 

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