Bachelor of Science in History/Social Studies Education

Teaching Secondary History & Social Studies

The BS History/Social Studies Education program at Appalachian State yields a license to teach History and Social Studies at the high school level. The degree, housed in the Department of History in the College of Arts and Sciences, includes a rigorous and diverse selection of courses in history. Students also complete courses in education and the social sciences from various departments, which includes several internship opportunities with public schools.

Upon completing all requirements, students earn a North Carolina license to teach Social Studies in grades 9-12. Graduates of the program are employed all over the country, and some have international teaching jobs. Their teaching licenses are easily transferred to other states through North Carolina's reciprocal agreements.

History Class, 1986, Photo 2 (Image courtesy of the Appalachian State University Digital Collections)2016 graduate Di'Sheena Walton (left) with her cooperating teacher at Northwest HS, Guilford Co. Schools

News & Updates

UPCOMING CLIO TALKS - news upcoming

  • September 2017: TBD
  • October 2017 TBD
  • November 2017 TBD

Course Offerings 2017-2018

This Fall, the Center for History Education in the Department of History will offer the following courses in the area of History Education: HIS 3626 - Introduction to Secondary History Education - and HIS 3548 - Teaching History in the Digital Age. In Spring 2018, we will offer HIST 3626 and a new course focused on history of history/social studies education.


Student Teaching

Visit our Student Teaching Information and Resources page (see left sidebar menu) for valuable information and resources. Bookmark this page for easy reference throughout your student teaching experience.

The student teacher opening meeting for Fall 2017 will take place on August 17, from 12pm-1:15pm. Our following meeting, October 16, is a full day of activities at the Reich College of Education and in Anne Belk with the History Department. Student teachers will return to campus for meetings with RCOE, an exit luncheon with the History Ed faculty, and a Career Fair with school system. These meetings are mandatory. The afternoon reserved for the Career Fair takes place at  the Holmes Convocation Center, where nearly 100 school systems will be available to diuscuss employment opportunities.


Signing up for the Praxis II?

Make sure to read the most up-to-date requirements for licensure in 9-12 social studies at the College of Education Requirements page (see left sidebar menu). You can access links for registering for the PRAXIS II on the College of Education Requirements and Student Teaching Information and Resources pages.


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Follow us on social media for the latest news, links to History-Social Studies education resources, and other information. Links are at the bottom of this page.


Center for History Education - Faculty and Staff

Dr. Rwany Sibaja
Director, Assistant Professor
Anne Belk Hall 220
828.262.8476
sibajaro@appstate.edu
History Dept. Profile/ASU Faculty Profile

 
Donna BlyDr. Allison FredetteDr. Layne McDaniel
 Advisor-Program Associate, Senior LecturerAcademic Content Supervisor, LecturerAcademic Content Supervisor, Lecturer
 Anne Belk Hall 214GAnne Belk 234HAnne Belk 234B
 828.262.2088828.262.6021828.262.6020
 blyd@appstate.edufredettead@appstate.edumcdanielml1@appstate.edu
History Dept. ProfileHistory Dept. ProfileHistory Dept. Profile

 


  
Dr. Myra PennellDr. Dale SimmonsRodney Deal
Academic Content Supervisor, ProfessorAcademic Content SupervisorAcademic Content Supervisor
Anne Belk Hall 249E  
828.262.6002  
pennellml@appstate.edudsimmons2434@gmail.comdealr@appstate.edu
History Dept. Profile/ASU Faculty Profile  

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