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

Nick Goard

A native of Greensboro, and an avid baseball player, Nick Goard arrived in Boone already impressed by the region and with a sense of feeling right at home. "Other state universities felt a bit off....


JT Kirby

A native of Mebane, NC, JT Kirby completed his BS degree in History/Social Studies Education in fall 2017. He taught Civics & Economics at Southern Alamance High School during his clinical...

Faculty & Staff

Dale Simmons

Dr. Dale Simmons received his B.S. and M.A. degrees in History from Appalachian State University in 1970 and 1972 respectively. He earned his Ed.D (Curriculum and Teaching) from the University of...

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