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BSEd in Social Studies in the Philippines

The program provides students with essential knowledge and proper teaching techniques that are necessary for becoming effective educators in the high school level, with a focus on the social studies: geography, history, sociology, etc.

Admission requirements for BSEd in Social Studies in the Philippines


  • Must have recommendation from high school principal and guidance counsellor
  • Must have the Original copy of high school card (Form 138A)
  • Must have most recent medical and dental health record
  • Must take and pass the College Entrance Examination
  • Must have a copy of NSO certified birth certificate
  • Must have a certificate of good moral character
  • Must have a copy of high school diploma
  • One 2”x 2” copy of latest photo

Duration of BSEd in Social Studies in the Philippines


The BSEd in Social Studies in program takes 4 years to complete.

An on-job training or internship is done on the third and fourth year level of the program where students are exposed to both in-campus and out-campus teaching. The internship will last for at least 1 month on every grade level.

Subjects included in the BSEd in Social Studies program


  • World History & Civilization: Contemporary Ideologies
  • Geography & Natural Resources of the Philippines
  • Developmental Reading for Secondary Education
  • General Psychology w/ Drug Abuse Education
  • Experiencing the Teaching - Learning Process
  • The Learner’s Development & Environment
  • Computer Application for ARTED Education
  • Philippine Government & the Constitution
  • Teaching Strategies for Social Studies
  • Economic Planning and Development
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Assessment of Student Learning
  • The Literatures of the Philippines
  • Introduction to Art Education
  • World History & Civilization
  • Contemporary Mathematic
  • Introduction to Economics
  • The Teaching Profession
  • Micro-Macro Economic
  • Study & Thinking Skills
  • Life and Works of Rizal
  • Facilitating Learning
  • Law-Related Studies
  • Group Guidance
  • Asian Studies
  • Earth Science

Licensure examination required in order to practice as High School Social Studies teacher in the Philippines


A graduate of BSEd in Social Studies in needs to pass the Licensure Examination for Teachers in order to practice the as a high school teacher in the Philippines. The examination is given by the Board of Professional Teachers under the supervision of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).

Requirements for the Licensure Examination for Teachers


  • Must be a holder of a degree in BSEd in Social Studies with academic credits on required subjects from a university recognized by the Philippine government.
  • Must have a copy of the Transcript of Records with Special order and date of graduation with remarks “FOR BOARD EXAMINATION PURPOSES ONLY”
  • Must not have any case filed or pending for moral turpitude in any court in the Philippines that involves moral turpitude
  • Must have an original copy of community tax certificate (cedula)
  • Must have a copy of the NSO authenticated birth certificate
  • Must be of good health and sound mind
  • Must be of good moral character
  • Must be a Filipino Citizen

Career opportunities for graduates of BSEd in Social Studies in the Philippines


  • High School Social Studies Teacher
  • Area Studies Regional Specialist
  • Cultural Resource Specialist
  • Information specialist
  • Foreign service officer
  • Social Worker
  • Communicator
  • Researcher
  • Editor

Reviews of BSEd in Social Studies graduates:


Why did I choose this course:
One of my classmate in high school persuaded me to take this course. I can say it's "mind influence" that driven me into this. Besides, I love teaching so why not?

About my college education:
Well, aside from geographies, ethics, cultures and history, the most important lesson I've learned is 'character' - in books and mine. Field trip was most difficult assignment for me because it's ripping off my wallet. In subjects, both English and Math were difficult, I suck in it... but it's okay, I love my major. 'Character' - you see all heroes were brave and were all past tense.'I'm using a figure of speech here'.... What I'm trying to say is sometimes wisdom is better than knowledge. So you must chose your best character and applied it in the real world.

As what I have observed almost all students taking up this course succeeded and there's no shifting because they find it hard. If you just listen well and make some extra effort like spending your free time on a library, exams won't do you any harm.. believe me. The basic is studying hard but I suggest that you put on more extra effort, not just settling down on what the professors had taught but you should explore more and always think that there is always beyond in everything. Persevere, be patient and think positively.

My current job:
I'm a Social Studies teacher.
I'm teaching high school students about geographies and history in a prestigious private school.

Am I using what I learned in college:
Yes, really practical both academic and of course the attitude you establish. Patience in my very vocally naughty students....haha, positive thinking of all the negative feed backs. I give them the best teaching I could do and I never give up on them.

How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
After passing the board and getting a licence. I became a trainee before I become stable, so, maybe 8 months.

Do I recommend studying Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Major in Social Studies:
For employment, I'm sure nowadays, this course is in demand locally.

The salary is very good, in some private schools, you can be payed 10,000 a month for a stater and will be 16,000 later on.

Very interesting and fulfilling, lessons both academic and characters, you could apply in your everyday life.

Advice to people who are thinking of studying this course:
This course will let you explore and uncover so many things, will let you know the untold stories and so many secrets in society. In fact, you will meet so many characters; heroes, heroines, villains and relate on their significant roles. So, if you would consider this course as your major priority, then, you should take the responsibility of loving and learning it's major concept and that is "learn from the past, present and future and don't give up on me!"......just keep going.. and success will be just a step away.
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