Bachelor of Science in History/Social Studies Education

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The History Education Program (HEP) at Appalachian State assists students seeking a Bachelor of Science degree in History/Social Studies Education. The degree is housed in the Department of History (College of Arts and Sciences) and includes a rigorous and diverse selection of courses in history, the social sciences, and education. Students work closely with the HEP advisor to complete the program of study, which also includes several internship opportunities with public schools. HEP-affiliated faculty teach courses specific to history/social studies education that help prepare our majors for their careers.

Upon completing all requirements, students will also earn a North Carolina license to teach 9-12 Social Studies. 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.

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Current Majors

Nathan Minton

Born and raised in Granite Falls, NC, Nathan Minton attended Caldwell Early College High School. As a young child, his family would often travel to Boone for Sunday afternoon visits. Once he...


Alex Hobgood

Alex Hobgood ('18) came to App State from the eastern part of NC, near Greenville, and completed her student teaching at Watauga High School. Alex currently works at Franklin Academy (Wake Forest,...

Faculty & Staff

Dr. Allison Fredette

Dr. Allison Fredette received her B.S. and M.A. degrees from West Virginia University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Florida. As an undergraduate student, she majored in History with a...

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