Historical. Cultural. Biblical.
Social Studies Education | 9-12
History. Culture. And a Christian worldview. Help mold tomorrow’s leaders with a better understanding of each, through a BS degree in social studies education, at NGU.
Tomorrow’s Leaders are Made Today
Dive deep into the lessons of history. Explore the diversity of cultures around the world. And view it all through a biblically-rooted Christian worldview.
Then, prepare to teach others to do the same. As a public or private school teacher, children’s ministry worker, or even missionary. Help today’s youth better understand their world – and the God who created it.
Experience Learning as Both Student and Teacher
Teacher See, Teacher Do
Observe real-world teachers and students. Participate in actual classroom studies and discussions. Teach lessons in local public schools. Receive critical feedback from expert mentors in your field of study. It’s all part of your field placement experience through NGU.
Before you teach, you plan. Master the art of translating theory into practice as you create your own lesson plans. It’s the first step in transitioning from student to teacher.
Practice What You Teach
Study. Observe. Engage. Then teach! Before you graduate, complete one full teaching semester in a South Carolina public school setting. Expand your experience outside the classroom as you complete demographic studies about your school, students, and surrounding community.
It’s a combination of hands-on experience and a big-picture view of education. All designed to prepare you for a successful teaching career.
An All-Encompassing Approach to Social Studies
Elevate Your Perspective
You’ll also take Chapel every semester, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. You earn credit through attendance, and each course counts as half a credit. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.
Stories that Started Here
Suyash Raiborde J.D. ’12
After graduating from NGU, I went on to study law at Emory University School of Law.