History Education Bachelor’s Degree Program
Prepare for a fulfilling career teaching history in small classes with experienced professors
The history education bachelor’s degree program at Southern Utah University is specifically designed for ambitious college students who are eager to teach history at the secondary education level. When you graduate with your bachelor’s degree in history education, you will have completed all of the requirements to be a licensed history teacher in the state of Utah.
The history education undergraduate degree program has two components: first, history courses that lead to a broad knowledge of history subjects most beneficial to a career in secondary education. Secondly, the education coursework that prepares you with the skills you need to be a successful teacher. The education component includes a practicum, in which history education majors complete hours observing and teaching in a history classroom within a middle school or high school throughout southern Utah. As a History Education student, you will attend small classes taught by scholarly professors who have not only published articles and books on history subjects, but also have considerable experience teaching history in a secondary school or university setting and act as excellent mentors for their students.
Why Choose SUU for History Education Studies?
- All history education majors have many opportunities to observe and teach in southern Utah middle school and high school history classes.
- History Education majors are well prepared to be history teachers because of the critical thinking, analysis, written and verbal communication, teamwork and problem solving skills taught in SUU’s history courses.
- SUU history professors hold the highest degrees in their field and teach in small classroom settings to provide students an optimal personalized education.
Career and Salary Potential for History Education Graduates
An undergraduate degree in history education most often leads to a career as a history teacher in a middle school or high school. Other history education graduates could pursue jobs as elementary school teachers, working at a undergraduate college or university, museum educational directors, writers and more. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, high school teachers earn an average salary of $55,050.
Campus Opportunities for History Education Majors
- Phi Alpha Theta (National History Honors Society)
- SUU’s College of Education and Human Development resides in a state-of-the-art building and operates labs for hands-on teaching experience.
- Community Engagement Center provides volunteer opportunities for history education students.
- History education majors may choose to present research at SUU’s annual academic conference, “Festival of Excellence”.
History Education Courses You May Take
- History of Utah - learn about Utah’s geography and native people, early explorations and political, social and economic developments.
- Teaching Social Science Subjects - explore the problems, concepts, methods and objectives of teaching social science subjects.
- United States History (1877-Present) - learn about the emergence of modern corporate enterprise and the growth of the United States as a world power.
Other Related Programs to Check Out
- Elementary Education
- Secondary Education