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What Can I Do With This Social Studies Degree?

High School or Middle School Teacher1,2

Certification in Social Studies from University of the Cumberlands’ education program will prepare you for a career as a middle school or secondary school teacher in social studies, history, political science and related fields.  

The need for qualified teachers is expected to hold steady for years to come. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 4 percent growth rate for high school and a 3 percent growth rate for middle school teachers by 2028.

Postsecondary Instructor2

If you’re interested in a slightly older student age range, with a median annual salary of $79,540 employment of postsecondary teachers is projected to grow 11 percent over the next decade.


In addition to a teaching career, this program will give you the reasoning, analytical, interpretive and communication skills that employers value, even those outside the field of education. 

  • High School History Teacher
  • Middle School Social Studies Teacher
  • Adjunct Instructor or Professor
  • Tutor
  • Textbook Representative
  • Researcher
  • Curator/Archivist
  • Corporate Trainer

"$61,660" Median Annual Pay for High School Teachers1

1 High School Teachers
2 Middle School Teachers
3 Postsecondary Teachers