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History/Social Science Secondary Education Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Bring Your Passion for History to Life in the Classroom with a History Secondary Education Degree

The Social Sciences Department offers you both a solid academic background and rigorous preparation to help you succeed as a history or social studies teacher. Our History Secondary Education program includes a focused curriculum that features in-depth courses in history, social sciences, and education.

You'll use this knowledge in the classroom, as well as to identify points in your individual life and career where you can contribute to life in an interdependent world. Your passion for history and social science will give life to important historical events, framing a deeper understanding of larger social, political, economic, and environmental contexts that shape human interactions, and, in turn, generating an enthusiasm for learning in your students.

Following requirements of the State of Pennsylvania for certification, the 133-credit History and Social Science Elementary Education program requires students to complete a 24-credit major in history with additional courses from social science (24 credits) and an educational component of 27 credits Certification for the teaching of social sciences on the elementary level is also available through a program coordinated by the Social Sciences and Education departments.

  • Pennsylvania elementary teaching certification 
  • Focused curriculum in history, social science, and elementary education
  • Transferable Skills

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Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Official SAT and/or ACT test scores (Marywood is test optional)
  • Essay (optional)

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The School of Education is located in the The McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies located on the corner of University and North Washington Avenues. This facility contains classrooms and related clinical/professional space.
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The McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies, located on the corner of University and North Washington Avenues, contains classrooms and related clinical/professional space for Communication Sciences and Disorders, Psychology and Counseling, Education, and Business students. Market Marywood is also located here.

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The Curriculum Lab and Library, located in the McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies, is a curriculum materials resource area, designed to support the specialized needs of teacher education students.

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