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Secondary History & Government Education

Secondary History & Government Teacher Education Program at KU

The bachelor's degree in secondary history and government teacher education at the University of Kansas School of Education prepares individuals to be teachers in sixth-grade through twelfth-grade classrooms. 

Benefits of the program include:

  • Program Reputation - KU’s bachelor's degree in secondary history and government teacher education is offered through the KU School of Education, which recently ranked 8th in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Public Education Schools. 
  • Field Experiences, Early & Often - The teacher education program combines general education courses, professional education coursework, and language-specific courses with multiple field experiences at the secondary level in rural, urban, and suburban communities.
  • Dual Programming - Coursework fulfills the requirements for a bachelor's degree and also prepares students to pursue an initial teaching license in Kansas. It's a two-for-one program at KU!
  • Employable Degree Outcomes - Students can pursue a dual major in both history and secondary history & government education, as well as licensure endorsement options in TESOL or special education. Learn more here.
  • Student Organizations & Networking - Students can actively participate in KU’s Council for the Social Studies, a unique, student-led organization dedicated to professional development in social studies teacher education.
  • Study Abroad - Program supports unique opportunities for students to acquire the knowledge, skills, & dispositions needed for culturally-responsive teaching. Learn more here.
  • Nationally-accredited Program - The KU School of Education is accredited under the NCATE standards through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Accreditation System.

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