Bachelor of Arts in History with Teacher Licensure

Expand your knowledge of the world in which we live, past and present, informing your understanding of the future, and you’ll be equipped to share this understanding with your students as a professional educator.

Take fascinating courses drawing on the wide and varied expertise of our social sciences and education faculty that will provide the foundation to teach U.S. or World History, Civics/Government, Economics, Sociology and Geography.


What You’ll Learn

The Bachelor of Arts in History with Teacher Licensure (9-12) program will help you cultivate important content and skills in research, analysis, critical thinking, and effective writing. In addition, master instructional methods, best practices and classroom management techniques, such as developing comprehensive creative and engaging lesson plans to implementing strategies to support diverse learners and assessing and analyzing student performance.

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Bachelor of Arts in History with Teacher Licensure

In addition to the Gardner-Webb University general education program requirements, students will be required to complete 24 hours within the major, 15 hours of History Education courses, and 29 hours within the required Professional Education Minor. History Education courses will examine Geography, U.S. History, Pre-19th Century or European History, and Non-Western History.

As part of the Teacher Education program, you will also be required to complete a field teaching assignment in a number of different classroom environments with a 15-week assignment as a student teacher comprising your final semester at GWU. You will work with an experienced educator who will serve as your mentor as your develop real-life teaching skills.

Additional information about these options, including descriptions of specific courses and their corresponding credit hours, is available in the Academic Catalog.


What You’ll Do

When you graduate, you’ll be fully prepared to meet licensure requirements for a meaningful career as a professional educator in the social sciences, teaching high school or middle school students in North Carolina.

Your degree in history with teacher licensure, along with your student teaching experiences, will prepare you to effectively teach social studies courses in North Carolina secondary school classrooms. The Teacher Licensure program equips you with the content knowledge, educational methods and instructional experience that meet North Carolina Department of Public Instruction licensure requirements. To gain a NC Professional Educator’s License, students must successfully pass the edTPA Portfolio and other state requirements to become licensed.

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