Social Studies Teacher Job Description

A social studies teacher is the type of teacher who specializes in teaching students history, political science, geography, economics, and civics.

Updated on:     
October 7, 2022

Job Brief

We're looking for a Social Studies Teacher who is passionate about their subject and who can engage students in the material. The ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge of the subject matter and be able to instill a love of learning in their students.

Social Studies Teacher Duties

  • Provide education to students in grades 5-12 using a variety of instructional methods
  • Maintain accurate records, reports, and grades
  • Track student progress
  • Provide constructive feedback to teachers, students, and parents

Social Studies Teacher Responsibilities

  • Evaluate student progress, and work with department colleagues to ensure students have access to appropriate resources
  • Plan, organize, and administer classroom activities according to school guidelines
  • Provide individual and small group instruction, using differentiated learning techniques
  • Create and grade assignments and tests
  • Provide feedback and counseling to students
  • Engage in professional activities, including professional development, conference participation, and collaboration with other professionals
  • Support students, parents, and community

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Requirements and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in social studies, secondary education
  • Knowledge of American history
  • Experience in teaching history and civics
  • Knowledge of current and controversial issues
  • Knowledge of child psychology
  • Ability to create lesson plans
  • Ability to communicate effectively

[Company Name] is committed to fostering a workplace that is diverse and inclusive. We are dedicated to building a team that reflects a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. We strongly encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, gender expressions, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.