You should let your advisor know of your interest in becoming a secondary history/social studies teacher as early as possible. This degree program is specific in its courses and credits, and student teaching occurs only during the spring semester. Lack of planning can mean taking courses that you do not need, thus prolonging graduation. Our goal is to get you through your education in the most productive, efficient way possible while supporting your enrichment as a future teacher.
Even if you’re not completely sure that teaching is your ultimate goal, Central advisors can help to develop a plan of study that will prepare you for application to the Professional Program for Teacher Certification should you decide to do so at a later time. We recommend speaking to the Social Studies Coordinator to get the most recent and thorough information. The advisors and the coordinator will help you decide when to apply to the Professional Program.
Students with questions about the BSEd in history should contact the Secondary Social Studies Coordinator, Dr. Aimee Loiselle.