What will I learn?

The secondary education integrated social studies program seeks to improve the quality of teaching in secondary schools by:

  • Preparing well-qualified candidates for positions in schools in diverse communities
  • Identifying, disseminating and developing a commitment to the use of professional knowledge based on grounded research and established practice
  • Cultivating inquiry and reflective practice
  • Fostering a commitment to collaboration and lifelong learning among program participants and graduates

The secondary education integrated social studies program prepares candidates to teach social studies to adolescents and young adults, grades 7-12.


Candidates who succeed as teachers of adolescents and young adults:

  • Know how individuals learn and develop
  • Can articulate the central concepts, tools of inquiry and the structures of their discipline
  • Effectively collaborate with others
  • Demonstrate leadership
  • Address issues of diversity with equity
  • Use technology to support their practice
  • Use assessment to inform their efforts
  • Demonstrate pedagogical knowledge
  • Are responsible, caring, fair and honest
  • Are committed to social justice


Graduates of the secondary education integrated social studies program assume teaching positions in social studies. Secondary education integrated social studies graduates usually elect to teach in Ohio, but graduates teach across the nation.

Which department am I in?

College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
$28,972.00 (21,54,624) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

23 August 2021


UC Uptown West Campus

2600 Clifton Avenue,



45221, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

First-year applicants are students who will graduate high school and attend college for the first time.

For international students

First-year or freshman applicants are students who have just graduated high school. They are applying to a university to pursue a 4 or 5-year degree.

English test score requirements: ELS - 112 Graduation; IELTS - 6.0 Overall minimum of 5.5 on each section; PTE – 46; TOEFL - 66 iBT minimum of 15 on each section; Duolingo – 95; Cambridge - 169 minimum, Recommended exam: C1 Advanced.

Applications deadline for Fall Semester: December 1 - Early Action; March 1 – Rolling. Applications deadline for Spring Semester: November 1. Applications deadline for Summer Semester: March 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Cincinnati

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