BA History (Secondary Education)


If you love history and have dreams of becoming a history teacher, this program is perfect for you. It combines education courses with a deep exploration into history and an emphasis on honing writing, reading comprehension and verbal skills to prepare you for a variety of careers in addition to education.

Program Description

The secondary education concentration within the BA in history offers a flexible degree for students who are considering a career in education.

The concentration program fully prepares students for teaching and certification. At the same time, the concentration provides all the disciplinary knowledge of a traditional history degree and prepares students for a variety of noneducation careers. By developing strong critical reading, writing and research skills as well as skills in oral presentation, the program creates a solid foundation for graduate work in history, law or business.

Students currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in history (secondary education) offered by The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences may not pursue a concurrent degree with the Bachelor of Arts in history offered by The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Bachelor of Arts in secondary education (history) offered by the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, the Bachelor of Arts in history offered by the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, or the Bachelor of Arts in history offered by the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts due to the high level of overlap in curriculum. Students should speak with their academic advisor for any further questions.


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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus
  • Additional Program Fee: Yes
  • Second Language Requirement: Yes
  • First Required Math Course: MAT 142 - College Mathematics
  • Math Intensity: General program math intensity general


Professional licensure

ASU academic programs are designed to prepare students to apply for applicable licensure or certification in Arizona. Completion of an ASU program may not meet educational requirements for license or certification in another state. If you are planning to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than Arizona, it is strongly recommended that you visit the ASU professional licensure webpage for contact information of the appropriate licensing entity to seek information and guidance regarding licensure or certification requirements.



Admission Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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Transfer Options

ASU is committed to helping students thrive by offering tools that allow personalization of the transfer path to ASU. Students may use the Transfer Map search to outline a list of recommended courses to take prior to transfer.

ASU has transfer partnerships in Arizona and across the country to create a simplified transfer experience for students. These pathway programs include exclusive benefits, tools and resources, and help students save time and money in their college journey. Students may learn more about these programs by visiting the admission site: https://admission.asu.edu/transfer/pathway-programs.



Change of Major Requirements

A current ASU student has no additional requirements for changing majors.

Students should refer to https://changingmajors.asu.edu for information about how to change a major to this program.





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Career Outlook

The combination of courses within the secondary education concentration offers a broad education that enables its graduates to be well-prepared for careers in a variety of fields, including:

  • archival research
  • business and industry
  • education
  • law and law enforcement
  • public history
  • publishing
  • social work

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Archivist


  • Growth: 7.9%
  • Median Salary*: $56,760
  Bright Outlook

Business Intelligence Analyst


  • Growth: %
  • Median Salary*:
  Bright Outlook

Detective Sergeant


  • Growth: 1.1%
  • Median Salary*: $86,940

Editor


  • Growth: -7.3%
  • Median Salary*: $63,400

High School Teacher


  • Growth: 3.8%
  • Median Salary*: $62,870

Historian


  • Growth: 2.6%
  • Median Salary*: $63,100

Intelligence Officer


  • Growth: 1.1%
  • Median Salary*: $86,940

Middle School Teacher


  • Growth: 3.6%
  • Median Salary*: $60,810

Museum Curator


  • Growth: 12.6%
  • Median Salary*: $56,990
  Bright Outlook

Politician


  • Growth: 6.2%
  • Median Salary*: $33,200
  Bright Outlook

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).



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