Prepare for a rewarding career in education
Local ISDs need well-educated teachers who are committed to the profession. You can help make this happen. Our bachelor’s degree in History with Teaching Emphasis prepares you to teach history or social studies at the middle or high school level. While here, you’ll learn how to interpret the past in an informed and meaningful way. Work alongside our faculty as they equip you with the historical knowledge and practical skills to excel in the classroom. As part of your degree, you’ll complete a semester-long residency at a local school district. Upon completion of the program and passing all TExES exams, you’ll become certified to teach.
Foreign language required for BA
No thesis required
History (BA/BS) with Teaching Emphasis :: Focus Your Passion
Focus Your Passion
The Department of History offers three different tracks towards becoming a middle or high school teacher. Discover the possibilities available to you.
History (Grades 7-12)
Help students become informed and engaged citizens. Our program provides the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to thrive as a high school history educator. Completing this program and passing all TExES exams certifies you to teach history in the state of Texas.
Social Studies (Grades 7-12)
Encourage high school students to think critically and interact within their community. This track prepares you to teach history, government, geography and economics at the high school level. Completing this program and passing all TExES exams certifies you to teach social studies in the state of Texas.
Social Studies (Grades 4-8)
Teach young minds how to participate in a culturally diverse and global society. Our 4-8 social studies track combines courses in history, political science, psychology, and curriculum and instruction. Completing this program and passing all TExES exams certifies you to teach social studies in the state of Texas.
History (BA/BS) with Teaching Emphasis :: 1.8 INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Local ISDs often seek our graduates. Job placement and satisfaction is ranked highly in our history program. These are just a few examples of districts where students found employment. Now’s your chance to discover where you belong.
Undergraduate Program Costs
Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.