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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE EDUCATION IN HISTORY AND SOCIAL STUDIES SECONDARY EDUCATION

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NAU Students at a National History Day Workshop Fall 2011

OVERVIEW

The Department of History's innovative Bachelors of Science Education in History and Social Studies Secondary Education (BSEd History/Social Studies) program prepares future educators for the challenges of the 21st century classroom by developing an inquiry approach and a deeper understanding of teaching and learning history, geography, government, and economics. 

The BSEd History/Social Studies program steers students through a series of methodological courses on critical thinking, teaching and learning history, geography, government, and economics. Highlights of the program include:

  • teacher preparation courses offered at the sophomore, junior, and senior levels
  • integration of content, pedagogy, and practice
  • 33 units in history and a minimum of 15 units of credit in the social sciences
  • hands-on practical experience in secondary history and social studies classrooms. 

IMPORTANT APPLICATIONS

Please see the Professional Education Program for:
  • NAU Undergraduate Application
  • Teacher Education Program Application
  • Student Teaching Application
Graduation Application (must be completed the semester before graduation)
Students must also apply for the Fingerprint Clearance Card prior to taking HIS 205 and HIS 206

RESOURCES

For guidance navigating the program please see the BSEd History/Social Studies Program Advising Worksheet (updated September 2013).

For guidelines on teacher candidate practicum experience see: 

For additional information and resources please see the following websites: