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Social Studies (Elementary or Secondary Level)


Social Studies

Endorsement Code:


Available To:

Elementary-level Certified Teachers

Secondary-level Certified Teachers

Description of Endorsement:

The Social Studies (RX) endorsement allows elementary-level certified teachers to teach social studies and related classes in grades 6-8 and secondary-level teachers to teach social studies and related courses including economics, geography, history, and political science in the grade levels 6-12, indicated on their teaching certificates. The College of Education will recommend teachers for the Social Studies endorsement upon successful completion of all required coursework and taking and passing the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Social Studies subject-area test.

Associated MTTC Test:

084 Social Studies
(Students should indicate SVSU Institution Code #24 when registering for the MTTC test.)

Required Coursework:

To add this endorsement to an existing teaching certificate select the following link for a list of required courses.

Elementary-Level (6-8) Social Studies

Secondary-Level (6-12) Social Studies Endorsement

To avoid taking courses not needed, students are encouraged to first meet with a College of Education Certification Advisor to review your undergraduate coursework and determine a plan of study.

Upon completion of all program requirements, students must submit a completed endorsement application on the MOECS website at to add this endorsement to their teaching certificate.

While the above information represents the most current advising information available, be aware that certain factors may change affecting the validity of this information, such as changes mandated by the Michigan Department of Education. For this reason, students are STRONGLY advised to consult a certification advisor frequently throughout the duration of their program.

Last Updated: March 6, 2024

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