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Careers in Social Studies Education

The AYASS program prepares students for a career in the field of teaching. The program prepares students to teach history, government, economics, geography, and sociology in grades seven–12. Graduates will leave Cedarville having met the requirements for licensure in Social Studies Education from the state of Ohio. Ohio’s teacher standards are recognized by 42 other states in the U.S.


The AYASS program has a capstone internship, often referred to as student teaching. This is a semester-long experience where the student will teach full time in a local school under the direction of a professional teacher. The program provides a variety of experiences in the classroom before the student internship to prepare student teachers.

In the Department of History and Government, we recommend internships in all of our majors and require them in some.  We offer the DC Semester for students in any major, and we have recently finalized a relationship with the Advanced Technical Intelligence Center for students to gain an internship experience while going through their “Analyst Boot Camp” for a semester.  The ATIC facility is short drive from campus and provides a great opportunity for students interested in intelligence, homeland security, law enforcement, international studies, and a variety of other fields.  Even if you do not pursue one of these two programs, we will work with you to find an internship in your field either near campus or near your home for your summer break.

View a listing of internships completed by students while enrolled at Cedarville University.  You can search by department and major to see internships previous students have obtained while studying at Cedarville.

    Career Resources

    Cedarville University's Career Services helps students in a variety of areas from start to finish. Here are some resources available to students. Jobs 4 Jackets is designed to meet your internship and job search needs as a student! As a student, you may post a resume for employers to view, as well as access job postings that are entered daily by employers both around the world. View career services resources for students.

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    Company Location Major Year
    First Free Evangelical Church of Rockford Rockford, IL Biblical Studies 2017
    FirstEnergy (Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station) Oak Harbor, OH Mechanical Engineering 2017
    Four County Counseling Peru, Wabash, and Kokomo Psychology 2017
    Global Data Consultants Mechanicsburg, PA Information Technology Management 2017
    Harvest Bible Chapel Elgin, IL Worship 2017
    Heritage Foundation Washington D.C., DC Pre-Law 2017
    Hitachi Automotive Farmington Hills, MI Computer Science 2017
    Honda Troy, OH Finance 2017
    Honda Research & Development Americas, Inc. Raymond, OH Mechanical Engineering 2017
    Hope Social Action Yaoundé Cameroon Global Business 2017
    IBM Armonk, NY Finance 2017
    Independence Institute Denver, CO Social Studies Education 2017
    Integrity Applications Incorporated Chantilly, VA Mechanical Engineering 2017
    JDA Worldwide Liberal Arts 2017
    JMS Composites Springfield, OH Mechanical Engineering 2017
    JP Morgan Chase Colubmus, OH Finance 2017
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. Columbus, OH Finance 2017
    Lamplight Artists WV Language Arts Education 2017
    Lamplight Ministries WV & ME Language Arts Education 2017
    Lancaster General Hospital Lancaster, PA Nursing 2017
    Lockheed Martin Cape Canaveral, FL Computer Science 2017
    Navigator Truck Insurance Agency Jenison, MI Management 2017
    Nifco America Corp Canal Winchester , OH Mechanical Engineering 2017
    Ohio National Financial Services Cincinnati, OH English 2017
    Olathe Bible Church Olathe, KS Communication 2017