Geography Social Science Teacher Education
Share your passion for Geography with the next generation.
Geography social science educators use their expertise to engage students in the global world. You’ll teach students about the people, places, environments, regions, and current events that shape human lives. You’ll also give students the tools they need to be productive, global citizens.
Geography social science education at Illinois State prepares you to teach high school social science courses. This includes:
- Advanced Placement Human Geography
- Government and Politics
Point of Pride
Geography Social Science Teacher Education majors can meet a statewide community of geography educators through the Illinois Geographic Alliance, which is headquartered at Illinois State.
Why study Geography Social Science Teacher Education?
Teachers are in high-demand in Illinois, especially in the Chicago area. Our teacher education program is rooted in excellence. We prepare the most teachers in the state and rank nationally for quality and value. You’ll study physical and human geography while training to be a well-qualified middle and high school teacher.
Your hands-on learning experience starts as soon as you enroll in the program. You’ll observe a variety of diverse classrooms and end with student teaching. Our dedicated faculty will be there to support your whole journey.
Applying to Illinois State
Illinois State's preferred filing period for freshman students for the fall semester is September 1-November 15. Applying early is encouraged, as the University must limit enrollment due to space at the University and in specific majors/programs. Visit the Office of Admissions to apply today!