B.A. in History Education/Social Studies Licensure

Are you a history buff? Do you want to take your passion for history and inspire the next generation as an educator? Through our B.A. in History Education program, you will take on a curriculum that dives deep into our nation’s history as well as learn the best practices of being a history teacher. As a history educator, you will teach children how to create a better future by first understanding our past. If you are interested in fueling your passion for history, as well as following a fulfilling career in education, then this program is for you.

Course Requirements

Students pursuing this major must complete the requirements linked below.

Why Choose This Degree?

A B.A. in History Education will:

  • Prepare you to be a social studies teacher in middle grades or secondary education
  • Allow you to earn a teaching license for middle or secondary grades
  • Prepare you to work in any field of education
  • Provide a foundation for graduate studies in education or history

Why Earn it at Greensboro College?

Greensboro College offers multiple avenues to study history and complementary fields. Unique to our program is the option to complete dual degrees, as well as the commitment to hands-on experiences in research, teaching, public history, preservation, and local history with faculty members. In addition, Greensboro College is a treasure trove of history and historical artifacts as an institution and as a member of the greater Greensboro community. Faculty members are experts in their fields and active scholars, researchers, and writers who are committed to teaching their students not only the stories of the past, but how to critically understand the community at the local to international levels.

What Can I Do After Graduation?

With your B.A. in History Education, you will be ready for graduate school, or you can head to work as an educator for middle and high school grades.

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“I loved the GC Honors program and Greensboro College. I felt safe and a sense of genuine belonging at the college. I worked closely with my thesis advisor and professors who helped inspire me to define my path and passion of interest. That path has led me to my doctoral studies in Engineering Mechanics.”

- Joshua Fitzgerald, Class of ’19, Mathematics Major

Joshua currently studies astrodynamics at Virginia Tech University and is an Engineering Mechanics Ph.D. Candidate.