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

Payton Laube

Originally from Pennsylvania, Payton Laube has lived in Reidsville, NC for the past 12 years. She arrived to ASU as a junior after obtaining an Associate's degree from Rockingham Early College...


Nina Olivardia

Nina Olivardia is a native of Orlando, FL. She moved to Boone to attend App State and has enjoyed the change of scenery these past years, while also making trips back to Orlndo to see her family....

Faculty & Staff

Myra Pennell

[Retired Faculty] Dr. Myra Pennell knows education. After completing her B.A. in History from Appalachian State University, she worked for 22 years in Caldwell County Schools, both as a history...

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