Major With Secondary Education Emphasis
Advising Guidelines for History Majors Planning to Teach at the Secondary Level
History Major With a Secondary Education Emphasis
Students planning to pursue a career in secondary education will work with their advisor to choose history courses that best support their career goals. These majors are also strongly encouraged to take the courses listed below in addition to the normal history major.EDUC 250 Teaching as a Profession
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics OR
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics
GEOG 200 Cultural Geography and Global Relationships
PSCI 150 Introduction to Political Science OR
PSCI 190 American Government
PSYC 150 General Psychology
SOCI 150 Principles of Sociology
Students should work with their advisor in selecting a minor or additional major in another area they would like to teach. Prospects of being hired after graduation are better for those who can teach in more than one content area.
To be licensed to teach in Oregon, majors need to pass the following exams by the first semester of their senior year before they apply to graduate school:C-BEST
Praxis II Tests (Subject area test which includes history, economics, geography, political science, psychology and sociology)
The major will then need to complete a Masters of Education in Teaching and at the end of that program apply for a teaching license.