The bachelor's degree in secondary history and government teacher education at the University of Kansas prepares individuals to teach in both middle school and high school classrooms. History and government is also commonly known as social studies. The teacher education program combines history, political science, and geography courses and professional education coursework with multiple field experiences in diverse communities.
Career Outcomes in History & Government Teacher Education
Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree in secondary history and government education from the University of Kansas will have fulfilled the requirements for the degree as well as the requirements for an initial teaching license for 6th through 12th grade in Kansas. The bachelor's degree in secondary history and government prepares students to work as teachers in the classroom, as well as with other education-related organizations. Potential position titles after graduation could include:
- History and government teacher
- Middle or high school instructor
- Extracurricular activities sponsor
The history and government education program meets the educational requirements for licensure in the state of Kansas. If you plan to obtain a license or certification in a state other than Kansas or a US territory after completion of your program, it is highly recommended you first seek guidance from the appropriate licensing agency BEFORE beginning the academic program to ensure you can obtain a license of certification in your home state or territory.
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