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. Maranatha’s Baptist Christian History Education degree 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 graduates at Maranatha can apply for licensure through both the American Association of Christian Schools and the State of Wisconsin.

Our teacher education programs are approved for teacher certification through the Wisconsin 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 
Freshman Fieldwork0Foundations of Education2
Introduction to Sociology3Old or New Testament Survey3
The Modern World3English Composition 23
Old or New Testament Survey3General Psychology3
English Composition 13Math or Science Elective3
Fundamentals of Public Speaking2Music Elective2
Life Science Elective3
Fall Spring Summer 
United States History 13United States History 23Literature Elective3
Early American Political Thought3Choose HUHI 250 or HUHI 3353
Ancient Civilizations3Secondary & Middle School Teaching Methods2
Human Relations3Sophomore Fieldwork0
Instructional Media & Technology3Developmental Psychology3
Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism3History Elective3
Baptist Heritage3
Fall Spring 
The Exceptional Child3Educational Assessment2
Classroom Management2Teaching Social Studies3
20th Century History3Secondary School Reading3
History Elective3Junior Practicum0
Bible Doctrine 1 or 23History Elective3
Macroeconomics3Bible Doctrine 1 or 23
Math or Science Elective3
Fall Spring 
Education Seminar0Student Teaching12
Pre-ST Portfolio Review0
Historical Method & Philosophy3
History Elective3
Educational Psychology3
Bible Elective6