Bachelor of Science in History/Social Studies Education

The History Education Program at Appalachian State University

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

Deziree Baker

Deziree Baker found her inspiration to teach thanks to a psychology professor at Johnston Community College, whose approach to teaching made her want to become an educator one day. "She made...


Christian Gardner

Christian Gardner graduated in spring 2017 and is currently  a high school social studies teacher in Maryland.  A native of Knightsdale, NC (just outside Raleigh), he chose App State...

Faculty & Staff

Rwany Sibaja

Dr. Rwany Sibaja is the director of the History/Social Studies Education program at Appalachian State University, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of History. His research centers on...

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