About the School of Education
The School of Education is a national leader in enhancing educational practice. A pioneer in the inclusion movement, the School of Education continues that tradition through its work to improve urban education.
CoursesCore coursework covers curriculum development, educational leadership, and teaching methods. Sample course material includes:
- America in the World: The History of U.S. Foreign Relations, 1898–Present
- Principles of Learning in Inclusive Classrooms
- Adapting Instruction for Diverse Student Needs
- Methods & Curriculum in Teaching Social Studies
- World Urban Geography
Practical ExperienceStudents enrolled in the social studies education major are able to take part in many learning experiences outside the classroom. Such opportunities are designed to complement their coursework.
- Engage with children in urban, suburban, and rural settings during extensive field placements.
- Gain in-class experience teaching in classrooms around the world through short-term study abroad programs.
- Build skills through practicum experience in a community organization such as Head Start and the Syracuse City School District.
- Join faculty members in revolutionary research.
Study AbroadRanked among the top 25 international education providers in the U.S., Syracuse Abroad has more than 100 programs in 60 countries, with nearly half of all students going abroad during their four years.
Life After Syracuse UniversityWith a social studies education degree you can pursue careers such as:
- Social studies teacher
- Textbook author
- Urban planner