Aspiring Teacher Programs
Through the School of Education's Extended Teacher Preparation Program, students interested in teaching early childhood/elementary, middle, secondary or special education will complete studies combining the liberal arts and sciences with professional studies in an integrated sequence, typically over a five-year period. Individuals completing the program receive the simultaneous awarding of a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts in a liberal arts and sciences major (English, history, mathematics, biology, etc.), a Master of Teaching, and an endorsement to teach in their chosen field of professional study.
Course of Study
Many history majors are interested in the goal of teaching history or social studies. For history majors, the course of study consists of completion of the following programs:
- B.A. in history, or the B.A. in history with a concentration in public history
- Minor in teacher preparation for historians, which must be pursued concurrently with a B.A. in history
- Master of Teaching with a concentration in history/social studies education
This pathway has a number of steps, which are helpfully laid out on the School of Education's Admission to Teacher Preparation page. Students must first apply for acceptance into the Teacher Prep program, typically before their fourth year. They must meet certain requirements for GPA and standardized testing. They then apply to advance to graduate study in the School of Education.
Keep in mind that there are many different facets to education, and that not all careers in education involve secondary school teaching. The School of Education maintains a very useful list of graduate programs they offer, including concentrations in counselor education, health and human performance, special education, early and elementary education, secondary education, reading and adult learning.