Bachelor's Degree in History and Social Studies Education

The bachelor's degree in history and social studies education leads toward Texas teacher certification and will provide a solid foundation for certification in other states. You will cover deep subject areas in history and social studies including economic history, world civilizations, early America, near eastern history, medieval history and modern history. But, you will also learn to design and implement instruction and assessment based on state curriculum guidelines; create positive, productive classroom environments; and develop appropriate classroom management strategies.

Online access: SAGU offers this degree 100% online. Earn your degree in the comfort of your favorite study spot.

15% Grant Offer: For a limited time, receive a tuition grant when you enroll in an online degree at SAGU, saving you up to $750 per semester and up to $6,000 depending upon the length of your degree.

This online degree is available to SAGU American Indian College students at a special tuition price. SAGU AIC students pay only $575 $399 per hour, but experience the same flexibility of online learning.

Scholarship Offer: For a limited time, SAGU is offering a tuition scholarship to new on-campus education majors, saving you up to $500 per semester and up to $6,000 depending upon the length of your degree.


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Careers in education

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), education jobs are on the rise. A degree in education prepares you for careers as a(n):

  • Art Teacher
  • Biology Teacher
  • College Professor
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • English Teacher
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher
  • High School Teacher
  • History Teacher
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Math Teacher
  • Middle School Teacher
  • Montessori Teacher
  • Music Teacher
  • Physical Education (P.E.) Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Principal
  • School Administrator
  • School Counselor
  • School Librarian
  • School Secretary
  • Science Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Substitute Teacher
  • Superintendent
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Vice Principal

National average salary for new teachers: $40,000
National average salary for teachers in 5 years: $47,000

Niche, "Teacher Salaries in America"

Full support

Get access to full campus support and resources. Students can take advantage of the Career Center for job training and assistance, the Wellness Center for fitness classes and facilities, the Counseling Center and more.

Individual attention

Our class sizes are small. We create an atmosphere where you have 1-on-1 interactions with faculty who invest in your performance and well-being.

Affordability & value

SAGU students graduate with 20% less debt on average than other private universities. Our Financial Aid team is your team to help secure grants, scholarships and other financial resources to help ease your mind.

Sticker price vs. your cost

When choosing a college, it is important to realize the difference between the sticker price and your net costs after scholarships and grants. SAGU offers a net price calculator to help you identify financial opportunities to reduce your college costs.

Christian faith

Everything we do springs from a Christian world view. SAGU creates an environment that strengthens your faith and your mind, integrating faith and learning.


You can be confident that your SAGU degree is recognized.

SAGU holds accreditations with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. We also hold a number of prestigious program accreditations.

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