History Major with Study Option in Teaching Preparation
Pursue a course of study specially designed to give you the foundation you need to become a successful social studies teacher.
What Will I Learn?
Combine your study of history with opportunities to explore the pedagogical skills required for teaching. Take classes in a wide variety of disciplines essential for preparing to teach social studies like geography, political science and anthropology. Study the theory and practice of history in a junior seminar dedicated to social studies pedagogy. Conduct intensive, original research and use it as the foundation for an instructional unit ready for use in a social studies classroom.
What is Unique About Our Program?
We are not just about history. Students in our program learn the art of analytic and critical reading, and the importance of clear, concise and compelling writing. They learn how to put people and events into context and evaluate issues from multiple perspectives. They learn how to conduct responsible, independent research using both traditional and the newest digital tools. And they learn how to make strong, effective arguments supported by empirical evidence.
What Are My Career Opportunities?
Graduates of this program go on to enroll in teacher’s college to become social studies teachers, school administrators and other professionals in the field of education.