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Social Science Education

This program is designed to prepare you for a career in secondary education teaching Social Studies. The coursework prepares you for the subject specific competency exams required for Oklahoma Teacher Certification. If interested, you will need to contact the Program Coordinator, Jana Brown Pittman, during your first semester upon admission to Northwestern in order to plan your program of study carefully. Advisement is essential to appropriate preparation for a teacher education program.

All social science education majors are required to complete a plan of study with Jana Brown Pittman, Social Science Education Program Coordinator, upon admission to NWOSU.  Social Science Education majors are required to obtain advisement guidance for semester enrollments from Jana Brown Pittman.

Students should refer to the History, Political Science and Sociology course rotations for planning purposes. Sophomores or rising Juniors who are majoring in Social Science Education are required to enroll in the Global Transformations in History course to prepare for Teacher Education Admission.  The Social Science Teacher's Course is offered in the Fall and Spring Semesters.

Students are required to enroll and complete coursework in Education as well as Social Sciences. Education majors must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA for admission into the Teacher Education program.

Please contact Jana Brown Pittman for further information about this degree program.


Jana Brown Pittman, Program Coordinator
Instructor of History
Jesse Dunn 319A
(580) 327-8519


Pi Gamma Mu (Social Sciences Honor Society)

Careers for Degree

Social Science Education Careers Include:

Teacher, Professor, Coach, School Administration, Tutor, Mentor, Academic Counselor... and many more.

Plan of Study

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