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

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  • High school social science teacher

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Learn at a BVU site

You can earn your social science education degree with teaching licensure without leaving your community. BVU partners with Iowa community colleges throughout the state so you can take classes in person with expert faculty in a supportive environment.

Transfer to BVU

100% of Associate degrees from our community college partners transfer to BVU. Most AA degrees require 68 credits, and we make sure that they all transfer to BVU. Talk about saving time and money!

Contact a personal advisor at 712.749.1000 to see how your credits will transfer.

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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 in 1 Year

With the Plus One program, you can earn your master’s in special education within one year of graduating with your bachelor’s in education.


Earn a Master’s Degree Faster with Our Accelerated Program


With the Plus One program, you can earn your master’s in organizational leadership within one year of graduating with your bachelor’s in applied studies. 


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