History (Secondary Education) (BA)

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.

Degree Offered

History (Secondary Education) (BA)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of

Location
Tempe

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Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
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Career Outlook

The combination of courses within the secondary education concentration offers a broad education that prepares students for careers in a variety of fields, including:

  • archival research
  • business and industry
  • education
  • 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:


Career*growth*median salary
Archivists6.8%$49,120
Financial Managers, Branch or Department 6.8%$115,320
Business Intelligence Analysts 3.3%$83,410
Copy Writers2.3%$58,850
Criminal Investigators and Special Agents-1.2%$79,870
Editors-5.3%$54,890
Financial Analysts 11.7%$78,620
General and Operations Managers 7.1%$97,270
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 5.8%$56,310
Historians1.7%$55,870
Intelligence Analysts -1.2%$79,870
Investment Fund Managers 3.9%$105,060
Labor Relations Specialists-7.8%$56,950
Marketing Managers 9.4%$127,130
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 5.9%$54,940
Curators8%$51,280
Museum Technicians and Conservators5.2%$39,940
Legislators-0.7%$20,180
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers7.1%$101,510
Sales Managers 5.1%$110,660
Technical Writers10.2%$69,030
Producers9.1%$69,100

* 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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