B.A. in Social Studies Education


Rivier’s social studies education degree fulfills all the requirements of our history major and the New Hampshire State Department of Education Professional Standards for Teachers, which are required for certification. The curriculum encompasses civics and government, economics, geography, and history, as well as classic educational training.

The program culminates with a 16-week student teaching assignment at a local school, which is coordinated by Rivier’s Education Department staff. 

Rivier’s education degrees prepare graduates for the “classroom of the future.” With assistance from several federal grants—including Project New Teachers—the University has become a statewide leader in preparing teachers to integrate technology into their classrooms.

Rivier University is a College of Distinction.   

Department of Education
Rivier's high-quality, hands-on bachelor's and master's programs prepare students for leadership roles in a global environment. For more information, visit the Department of Education


B.A. in Social Studies Education graduates can pursue roles as:

  • Middle and high school social studies teachers
  • College professors
  • Attorneys and paralegals
  • Historians and journalists
  • Archivists and curators