What does a Social Studies Teacher do?

Social studies teachers provide instruction in subjects that fall under the heading of social studies, a broad educational category that encompasses history, current events, social sciences, and politics, among other subjects. The specific role and duties will vary depending on the grade level and academic environment, but teachers prepare lesson plans, explain the significance of historical events, and discuss current political events of major concern or historical importance. They devise creative ways to make the material interesting and relevant to students.

Social studies teachers typically have at least a bachelor’s degree in education or a social studies field. Teaching experience is preferred. They must have a valid teaching certificate or license in their state. Must be able to present information in a way that generates interest from students.

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Avg. Experience8+ years

Social Studies Teacher Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹29,440 /month
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IDEA Public SchoolsIDEA Public Schools
AP History Teacher
20 Oct 2021

“Great coaching; they teach you how to be the best teacher you can be.”

Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools
Economics Teacher
15 Nov 2021

“A good way to start teaching abroad”

FoodFirst Global RestaurantsFoodFirst Global Restaurants
Social Studies Teacher
20 Apr 2021

“Dead end job no raises ever”

Mayfield Junior School of the Holy Child JesusMayfield Junior School of the Holy Child Jesus
History Teacher
9 Jun 2019

“Not really open to salary increases.”

The City SchoolThe City School
Pak-Studies Teacher
23 Jan 2021

“Work load can be overwhelming.”

Witty International SchoolWitty International School
Computer Studies Teacher
21 May 2021

“A good place to learn.”

Dove Science AcademyDove Science Academy
Social Studies Teacher
22 Jul 2019

“The support staff is the best.”

New York City Department of EducationNew York City Department of Education
History Teacher
30 Dec 2019

“Excellent Professional development opportunities.”

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