About History Education

A strong History major with course options on topics like Ancient, Asian, Native American, and Kentucky history will give you the foundation and skills you need to be inspiring and informed, while our highly ranked Education program will make sure that you become an exceptional teacher. History education will certify you to teach grades 8-12, but you can also choose to certify down and add certification for grades 5-7, making you even more marketable!

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Program Requirements

Secondary School Certification: 33 hours in History for the History major, plus 32 hours in education for the corollary major in Education for secondary certification; 15 hours of additional social science courses to complete the Social Studies certification

Middle School Certification: 33 hours in History for the History major, plus an additional 15 hours in other social sciences disciplines, plus 30 hours in education for Middle School certification in Social Studies.

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Potential Careers

“At Georgetown College, the professors in the education department put a lot of heart into preparing fabulous educators for this crucial field. You can feel the passion that they bring to work every day, and it truly follows each teacher into their career.”

 - Allie White Buchanan, '15

“As a History and Secondary Education major, I gained the essential tools needed for a successful career as a teacher. The professors in the History and Education Departments challenged me and never gave up on me, which in turn made me believe in myself. If you put in the work, heed advice, and put into action the tools taught at GC, you will be successful in whatever you do in life.” 

 - Jessica Blevins, '12 (B.A.) and '14 (M.A.)

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