Social Studies Teacher Education

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2021
1,968
growing 7.54%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$7,616
growing 3.24%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$32,260
growing 4.06%
Average Wage
$56,900
growing 1.95%
People in Workforce
5.06M
growing 0.263%
Average Employee Age
46.2
declining 0.0969%

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In 2021, the locations with the highest concentration of Social Studies Teacher Education degree recipients are New York, NY, Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), GA, and Philadelphia, PA. In 2021, the locations with a relatively high number of Social Studies Teacher Education degree recipients are New Ulm, MN, Elmira, NY, and Upland, IN. The most common degree awarded to students studying Social Studies Teacher Education is a bachelors degree.

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Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Social Studies Teacher Education and the types of students that study this field. CUNY Queens College awards the most degrees in Social Studies Teacher Education in the US, but Martin Luther College and Elmira College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Social Studies Teacher Education.

Tuition costs for Social Studies Teacher Education majors are, on average, $7,616 for in-state public colleges, and $32,260 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Social Studies Teacher Education programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions (203 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 4-year or above (1,359 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Social Studies Teacher Education

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Social Studies Teacher Education, is Public, 4-year or above (1,359 completions in 2021).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer Social Studies Teacher Education programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$7,616
Median In-State Public
$32,260
Median Out of State Private

CUNY Queens College has the most Social Studies Teacher Education degree recipients, with 74 degrees awarded in 2021.

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Specialized Colleges

Highest Concentration Institution
  1. 2.82%
  2. 2.72%
  3. 2.41%

Out of all institutions that offer Social Studies Teacher Education programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Martin Luther College has the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Social Studies Teacher Education, with 2.82%.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Social Studies Teacher Education

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Education graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Education majors is $56,900 and the most common occupations are Elementary & middle school teachers, Secondary school teachers, and Education administrators.

The industry that employs the most Education majors is Elementary & secondary schools, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Computer & peripheral equipment manufacturing.

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$56,900
Average Wage in Workforce
± $528
1.95%
1 Year Growth
± 1.29%

The average salary for Education majors is $56,900 and the most common occupations are Elementary & middle school teachers, Secondary school teachers, and Education administrators.

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Highest Paying Locations

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Most Common

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The most common occupations Education majors, by number of employees, are Elementary & middle school teachers, Secondary school teachers, and Education administrators.

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Education majors working as Elementary & middle school teachers, Special education teachers, and Secondary school teachers.

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for Education majors are Physicians, Surgeons, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians.

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Occupations by Share

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5.06M
2020 Workforce
± 54,278
0.263%
1 Year Growth
± 1.51%

The number of Education graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 0.263%, from 5.05M in 2019 to 5.06M in 2020.

The largest single share of Education graduates go on to work as Elementary & middle school teachers (35.7%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Education by share of the total number of graduates.

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Most Common

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Social Studies Teacher Education is from the 2 Digit Course Education.
5.06M
2020 Workforce
± 54,278
0.263%
1 Year Growth
± 1.51%

The number of Education graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 0.263%, from 5.05M in 2019 to 5.06M in 2020.

The industry which employs the most Education graduates by share is Elementary & secondary schools, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Education.

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Specialty Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Education majors.

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Demographic information for those who earn a degree in Education in the United States.

The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Education is 46.2.

The most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelors Degree. Male employees are more likely to hold Education degrees, and White students are the most common race/ethnicty group awarded degrees in Education (1,538 students).

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Social Studies Teacher Education is from the 2 Digit Course Education.
46.2
Average Age in 2020
± 0.149 Years
0.0969%
1 Year Change
± 0.455%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Education. The most common ages of employees with this major are 47 and 36 years old, which represent 2.63% and 2.44% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Social Studies Teacher Education are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Postbaccalaureate Certificate.

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Workforce Degrees

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The most common degree types held by the working population in Education are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Sex Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (57.2%)
Most Common Sex with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,538 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    175 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    94 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Social Studies Teacher Education for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Sex Combination
  1. White Male
    665 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    458 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    58 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by sex for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Social Studies Teacher Education.

White Male students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and sex.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Social Studies Teacher Education is from the 2 Digit Course Education.
Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. Mexico
    52,077 degree recipients
  2. Philippines
    33,763 degree recipients
  3. Cuba
    22,366 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. South Central Asia, not specified
    3.72 times more than expected
  2. Tanzania
    3.55 times more than expected
  3. St Vincent & the Grenadines
    3.06 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in South Central Asia, not specified that hold Education degrees (3.72 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is Mexico (52,077 degree recipients).

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predictive-analysisSkills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Social Studies Teacher Education field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Social Studies Teacher Education majors need many skills, but most especially Learning Strategies. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Social Studies Teacher Education majors need more than the average amount of Learning Strategies, Instructing, Social Perceptiveness, Service Orientation, Monitoring, Negotiation, Time Management, Speaking, Coordination, Writing, Persuasion, Active Listening, Active Learning, Reading Comprehension, Management of Personnel Resources, Judgment and Decision Making, Systems Evaluation, Systems Analysis, Mathematics, Complex Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Management of Material Resources, Technology Design, Quality Control Analysis, Science, Management of Financial Resources, Operation Monitoring, Programming, Operations Analysis, Equipment Selection, Troubleshooting, Operation and Control, Installation, Equipment Maintenance, and Repairing.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Social Studies Teacher Education majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Learning Strategies is very distinctive for majors, but the Learning Strategies, Speaking, Instructing, Reading Comprehension, Active Listening, Monitoring, Social Perceptiveness, Writing, Critical Thinking, Active Learning, Time Management, Coordination, Judgment and Decision Making, Complex Problem Solving, Service Orientation, Persuasion, Systems Analysis, Systems Evaluation, Negotiation, Mathematics, Management of Personnel Resources, Management of Material Resources, Science, Quality Control Analysis, Technology Design, Operation Monitoring, Management of Financial Resources, Operations Analysis, Programming, Equipment Selection, Operation and Control, Troubleshooting, Installation, Equipment Maintenance, and Repairing are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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