Being a Social Studies Educator

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As Aristotle has said “man is a social animal”, humans need other humans around them. This is why societies exist.

Social Studies explores the social sciences in the most basic sense to give an idea of society. It is mainly focused on economics, history, geography, sociology, and other social sciences.

Social studies are different in every country or state as there are different cultures, languages, and systems that students need to know based on their society.

To learn thoroughly and have the basic idea of social studies, it is important that the educator is trained and knowledgeable about the subject.

Why Social Studies educator?

If you are interested in teaching and plan to pursue a career as an educator, the social study is a good choice for being a high school educator.

Social studies are very diverse and fun to teach and the main idea behind studying it is to make better citizens that remember the heritage and history of the country. A nation is successful when its citizens work hard to keep their culture alive.

Social studies educator has a huge responsibility of teaching the students to be good citizens. Here are some pros of teaching social studies:

Good Salary

Everyone looks for professions that give a good salary. Social studies educator is one of the most well-paid individuals. They are paid enough to live a good life.


Although an educator teaches social studies to students, they learn a lot about it. Learning never stops even if you are done with your higher studies.

An educator learns about life more than any other person because they are surrounded by different kids that may inspire you or make you happy.

Professional Career

There are organizations that provide certificates for eligibility to be a social studies educator. There is a specialized bachelor’s degree that focuses on social studies education.

Furthermore, professional social studies educators are also provided with licenses to teach certain levels of schools.

Making a Generation

Social studies are the most important subject for kids. If the educator is passionate about teaching the subject, then students can learn and apply it in practical life as well.

Teaching social studies is all about creating a generation that works better for the country and follows the values set by society.

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Derek Schuelein

Derek Schuelein is a passionate high school educator and principal for high schools in the U.S.

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