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History and Social Sciences Education

History teachers are identified as one of the top 10 critical shortage teacher areas in Virginia. The program at Virginia Tech is led by nationally recognized faculty, offers excellent job placement rates, and prepares students to earn licensure in history and social sciences secondary education (Grades 6-12) in Virginia.

History and social sciences teachers encourage students to view the world from multiple perspectives, preparing them to be informed and thoughtful citizens of the world through courses like United States and world history, African American history, political science, government, geography, civics, and economics.

Career Options

  • High School History and Social Sciences Teacher
  • Middle School History and Social Sciences Teacher
  • Education Consultant
  • Private Tutor
  • Online Educator
  • Academic Advisor
  • Teacher Educators