Secondary Education (BA) - History - Nevada State College

Secondary Education (BA) – History

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Share your passion for history

There are few occupations more important than educating today’s youth. As a teacher in middle school or high school, you will have the opportunity to contribute to society by shaping adolescent minds. The bachelor of arts in secondary education with a concentration in History prepares you to work with children from seventh through twelfth grade in public, private, and alternative school systems. Completing this degree will prepare you to inspire your students through historical concepts and learning. If you feel the calling to work with children and/or adolescents and want to strengthen the community and society through education, consider becoming a secondary education teacher.

It takes a dedicated individual to be a secondary teacher as the job is certainly not an easy one. As a teacher, your students will look to you for education, guidance, and support. Education majors in the Nevada State College Teacher Preparation Program must participate in a planned series of field experiences with an emphasis on history, as an integral part of their training. Here, we provide a supportive, inclusive and hands-on learning experience so that you can BE CONFIDENT when leading your classrooms.

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CAREERS

Some of the careers our graduates pursue are: 

  • Secondary History Teacher
  • School administrator
  • Education researcher
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ENGAGING CLASSES

Some of the engaging classes you can take in this major include:

  • HIST 320 Hispanic Culture in the US
  • HIST 418 American Indian Relations
  • HIST 424 Role of Religion in US Culture
  • HIST 432 History of Women in the US
  • HIST 433 African-American History
  • HIST 436 Nazi Holocaust from American Perspective
  • HIST 444 Latinos in the American West
  • EDSC 408 Classroom Management Secondary
  • EDSC 473 Teaching Secondary Social Studies
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