The History Education major provides you with a thorough understanding of historical events, as considered through a biblical worldview. Education and history courses acquaint you with 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. If you want to major in another educational discipline, consider adding the History minor, which emphasizes the Judeo-Christian foundations of western civilization and American history.
- History teacher
- Museum curator
- History curriculum developer
- Historical site guide
*Some careers and employment positions require graduate degrees, specialized training, or additional certification and licenses.
History Education Program Outcomes
- The history, organization, conceptual framework, modes of inquiry, ethics and current research and methodologies of the disciplines within the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards for the Social Studies- history, geography, political science, economics, anthropology, psychology, law, archaeology, sociology, and citizenship.
- The major themes, basic principles, philosophic bases, ethics, assumptions, perspectives and schools of thought of the disciplines of history, geography, political science, economics, anthropology, psychology, law, archaeology, sociology, and citizenship.
- The practical applications of the methodology appropriate to the disciplines.
- The application of knowledge of each discipline to past and present economic, social, cultural, and political events and situations.
- The skills associated with the discipline including communication and decision-making.
- The interdisciplinary nature and integrative aspects of the disciplines in social studies and their connections with disciplines other than social studies.
- The strategies for conducting investigations and research using multiple primary and secondary sources.
- The Wisconsin Model Academic Standards for Social Studies in order to assess the evidence or assessment of student understanding and develop curriculum.
- Professional organizations, publications, and resources in social studies.
- State and national laws and current national leadership initiatives in the discipline.