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.
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
- Museum curator
- History curriculum developer
- Historical site guide
Your potential schedule
|Introduction to Sociology||3||Foundations of Education||2|
|The Modern World||3||Old or New Testament Survey||3|
|Old or New Testament Survey||3||English Composition 2||3|
|English Composition 1||3||General Psychology||3|
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking||2||Math or Science Elective||3|
|Concepts in Environmental Science||3||Music Elective||2|
|Human Relations||3||Sec. & Mdl Sch. Teaching Mthds.||2|
|Instructional Media & Technology||3||Sophomore Fieldwork||0|
|United States History 1||3||Developmental Pyschology||3|
|Early American Political Thought||3||United States History 2||3|
|Ancient Civilizations||3||Choose HUHI 250 or HUHI 335||3|
|Christian Life and Leadership||3||History Elective||3|
|Upper Level Status||0||Educational Assessment||2|
|The Exceptional Child||3||Teaching Social Studies||3|
|Classroom Management||2||Secondary School Reading||3|
|20th Century History||3||Junior Practicum||0|
|History Elective||3||History Elective||3|
|Bible Doctrine 1 or 2||3||Bible Doctrine 1 or 2||3|
|Macroeconomics||3||Math or Science Elective||3|
|Education Seminar||0||Supervised Student Teaching-License||12|
|Educational Psychology||3||Post-ST Portfolio Review||0|
|Pre-ST Portfolio Review||0|
|Historical Method & Philosophy||3|