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History with Social Studies Teacher Licensure (7-12)

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Combine your love for history with your passion for teaching and enjoy a rewarding career by earning your Bachelor of Science in history with social studies teacher licensure (grades 7-12).

This program is designed for future social studies teachers who will make a meaningful impact on history, civics, economics, and psychology students in junior high and high school classrooms. Students learn to integrate and apply the knowledge they learn in actual public school 7-12 classrooms. The social studies methodology course and internship (student teaching) are led by experienced education professors with public school teaching experience.

Students must be admitted to the teacher education program through the School of Education which has a separate admission application.


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Bachelor of Arts in History
The Bachelor of Arts degree in history provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to research, analyze, interpret, and write about the past by studying historical documents and sources. Our experienced faculty will help you better understand the significance of world events and comprehend the important connections between history, culture, and the status quo.

What can I do with a Bachelor of Science in history and social studies teacher licensure?

Earning your B.S. in history with teacher licensure for grades 7-12 prepares you for a rewarding and challenging career as a history, civics, and economics educator. You will become a highly qualified teacher for the state of Arkansas upon successful completion of this program. A degree in history with teacher licensure opens many doors locally and abroad. Many UAFS graduates continue their formal education by completing master's and doctoral degrees at distinguished universities.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for high school teachers is expected to keep pace with the general economy well through 2031. Combine this expected growth with the 2022 annual median salary of $62,360 and you can see why so many choose to enter this rewarding career field.

Application Procedure

There is a separate application process for history with teacher licensure 7-12, and requirements for admission may change over time. Students must meet admission requirements current at the time of their final application for admission to the teacher education program. Information about the process will be communicated to the student by their advisor. Click here for admission requirements.


This 18-hour program provides you with analytical thinking skills and research and writing ability that all employers desire from their employees. By providing you with core knowledge of the past, a minor in history helps prepare you for the responsibilities of citizenship.

Certificate of Proficiency

This 9-credit hour program provides curriculum designed for those in helping professions such as human services, health care organizations, educators, and others. Courses include Intermediate Spanish I, II, and Spanish for the Professions. Beginning Spanish I and II, or required placement scores are prerequisites for Intermediate Spanish I.

Upon completion of the B.A. in history graduates will be able to:

  • know the significant periods and events in United States, European, and world history.
  • demonstrate knowledge of the structure of government and the interplay between society and government.
  • demonstrate the ability to research primary and secondary sources.
  • be prepared for the responsibilities of effective citizenship and successful careers.
  • broaden their perspectives of different world cultures and be comfortable interacting with them.
  • relate comfortably and present historical material in the public arena, either verbally or in writing.


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