About this Bachelor's Degree

The history B.A. with licensure in social studies 7-12 is a nationally recognized program with accreditation from the National Council for the Social Studies. Unlike alternate route programs, the history education B.A. combines rigorous coursework in history and the other social sciences with a semester-long practicum and student teaching experiences under a variety of master teachers. 

Student Learning Outcomes / Program Objectives

  • Students will demonstrate competency in required social studies and history content knowledge and research skills, which will prepare them to teach the state-mandated curriculum for grades 7-12.
  • Students will demonstrate mastery of writing and speaking skills essential to successful teaching.
  • Students will demonstrate possession of the dispositions, attitudes, and ethics needed by classroom teachers, including knowledge of and appreciation for diversity of both Western and non-Western cultures, past and present.
  • Students will demonstrate a mastery of classroom management and discipline techniques needed by teachers at the secondary level.
  • Students will demonstrate competence not only in effective use of a variety of teaching methods but will show that they can accurately and fairly assess student knowledge and skills.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively use a wide range of technology in the social studies classroom.