History Education

Learning from the past

“Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

This saying, though often repeated, is a stern reminder that history is important to understand. Secular textbooks and professors increasingly “revise” history by leaving out religious references. The History Education major provides the prospective teacher of history with competent knowledge of historical events, as considered through a biblical worldview. With courses in education and history, you’ll acquire an understanding of the global development of civilization as well as solid pedagogical skills for teaching. Get ready to gain experience in planning, supplementing, and evaluating the teaching-learning process.

“I have found that the classes I took at Maranatha were very beneficial” – Andrew Vawter (’06)

History for future generations

Andrew Vawter (’06) teaches five sections of senior Economics at Boyd High School in McKinney, TX. He is also head junior varsity football coach and the quarterbacks coach for the varsity. “I really enjoy the interaction with the kids,” Vawter said. “I try to emphasize free-market economics, because that is what’s happening out there right now. I have found that the classes I took at Maranatha were very beneficial. All of the economics, history, and social studies classes I took were directly related to what I do now.”

Our faculty knows education

“I love helping my students acquire the tools they will need to be successful in the classroom,” Dr. Christine Lincoln said. “My desire is to train quality Christian teachers.”

Dr. Lincoln brings both academic and practical skills to her classes. She taught in an elementary school for 20 years, but also earned a master’s degree and a Doctor of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction.


Read more about our Teacher Education faculty.

Teacher licensure program

Teacher education students at Maranatha can choose to follow a licensure program that will allow them to teach in the public school setting. The license program requires two teaching placements and a full semester of student teaching.

Once students have completed the program, they will be eligible to apply for a teaching license through the Department of Public Instruction.

Click here for more information on teacher licensing.

Your potential career

  • History teacher
  • Archivist
  • Researcher
  • Museum curator
  • History curriculum developer
  • Historical site guide

Your potential schedule

Fall Spring 
Introduction to Sociology3Foundations of Education2
The Modern World3Old or New Testament Survey3
Old or New Testament Survey3English Composition 23
English Composition 13General Psychology3
Fundamentals of Public Speaking2Math or Science Elective3
Concepts in Environmental Science3Music Elective2
Fall Spring 
Human Relations3Sec. & Mdl Sch. Teaching Mthds.2
Instructional Media & Technology3Sophomore Fieldwork0
United States History 13Developmental Pyschology3
Early American Political Thought3United States History 23
Ancient Civilizations3Choose HUHI 250 or HUHI 3353
Christian Life and Leadership3History Elective3
Baptist Heritage3
Literature Elective3
Fall Spring 
Upper Level Status0Educational Assessment2
The Exceptional Child3Teaching Social Studies3
Classroom Management2Secondary School Reading3
20th Century History3Junior Practicum0
History Elective3History Elective3
Bible Doctrine 1 or 23Bible Doctrine 1 or 23
Macroeconomics3Math or Science Elective3
Fall Spring 
Education Seminar0Supervised Student Teaching-License12
Educational Psychology3Post-ST Portfolio Review0
Pre-ST Portfolio Review0
History Elective3
Historical Method & Philosophy3
Bible Elective6