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Social Studies Education, Economics Concentration, BSEd

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FACULTY EXPERTISE  Professor Yaya Sissoko is an expert in economic development, econometrics, environmental economics, international finance, macroeconomics, mathematical economics, and more areas and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Economic Association.

Prepare to help students better understand their world

Social studies helps junior high and high school students gain a perspective on their world. By adding economics into the mix, you will also teach them how choices made with regard to economic growth, health care, or free enterprise can impact their lives. 

A BSEd in Social Studies Education, Economics track is designed for those who want to teach social studies and economics in Pennsylvania junior high and high schools. Your course of study will explore the field of economics through a range of courses while also developing skills in the field of social studies education.

  • Gain the foundation and skills needed to pursue teaching certification for social studies in Pennsylvania junior high and high schools.
  • Acquire practical experience in methods courses and student teaching.
  • Complete the economics track requirements of ECON 121, ECON 122, and at least five upper-level economics courses, including three courses chosen from specific groups.
  • Fulfill social science requirements as well as core curriculum for the College of Education.
  • Your course of study culminates in student teaching, your first true experience as a social studies teacher.
  • Economics Department
  • McElhaney Hall, Room 213
    441 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2640
  • Fax: 724-357-6485
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.