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
(NEW!) CLIO TALKS
- Sep 7, 1-2pm and 4-5pm: Roundtable Meet & Greet for History Ed majors (Plemmons 201B)
- Oct 5, 4pm: Covering the Elections in the History/SS classroom (Anne Belk 240)
- Nov 9, 1pm: Teaching Controversy in History (Anne Belk 118)
Student Teaching Spring 2017?
The Spring 2017 Student Teaching Informational Meetings will begin Friday, Aug. 26th. There are 5 meetings; students need only attend one. You will receive a large amount of information about student teaching, learn the requirements for clearance, and begin the required paperwork. All meetings will be held in the Gordon Gathering Hall, room 124 of the Reich College of Education Building [the room has 3 sections: A, B, and C]. Meetings last about an hour; if you stay to fill out paperwork allow an extra 15 minutes.
- Friday, Aug. 26th, 1 p.m., 124C
- Monday, Aug. 29th, 11:15 a.m., 124A
- Tuesday, Aug. 30th, 2 p.m., 124B and C
- Wednesday, Aug. 31st, 10 a.m., 124A
- Thursday, Sept. 1st, 11 a.m., 124A
Course Offerings 2016-2017
This Fall, the Center for History Education in the Department of History offers the following courses in the area of History Education: HIS 3626 - Issues in Teaching U.S. History (Fall) and a new course: HIS 3548 - Teaching History in the Digital Age. In Spring 2017, we will offer HIST 3628 - Issues in Teaching World History, and another new course focused on teaching controversy in history.
Student Teaching Fall 2017?
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 meeting/orientation for Fall 2016 takes place on August 11, 2016. It is a full day of activities at the Reich College of Education and in Anne Belk with the History Department. These meetings are mandatory.
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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