Geography Teacher Education
Geography educators instruct students in all aspects of the global world including people, places, environments, regions, and current events. The Social Science: Geography Teacher Education program at Illinois State prepares candidates to teach Advanced Placement Human Geography in high school settings, as well as other social science courses in history, government and politics, sociology, economics, and psychology.
Majors receive broad training in physical and human geography as well as education, gaining the content, skills, and methods of becoming a well-qualified high school teacher.
Point of Pride
Geography 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 Teacher Education?
A degree in Geography Teacher Education provides students with a secondary teaching license (grades 9-12). The teaching license allows geography education graduates to teach AP and Honors Human Geography as well as regional studies and world geography. They can teach all social science courses including; U.S. and Western Civilization History, Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Civics. The teacher demand in Illinois is greater than ever, including the Chicago area and across the state.
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!