History and Social Studies Education (B.A.)

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Jen Pento '09

Earn a double major and focus your interest in history and social studies into a teaching career with Southern New Hampshire University’s Bachelor of Arts program in secondary education. The program leads to New Hampshire certification for teaching grades five through 12, which is reciprocal in most states.
You will graduate with two valuable degrees, demonstrating deep understanding of history and social studies while meeting all state requirements for teacher certification. Graduates are well-qualified and have an edge when seeking teaching positions.

Students in the program take 129 credits, only nine credits (three classes) more than students studying a single major.

We emphasize real-world experience at SNHU. Here you won’t have to wait until senior year to get into a classroom. Our students begin working – not just observing -- in real classrooms first semester, freshman year.

Program Highlights

  • Earn a double major in history/social studies and teaching with minimal additional credits.
  • Begin getting field experience first semester, freshman year.
  • Become prepared to teach history, government, economics and geography.
  • Become qualified for career opportunities at the middle and high school levels.
  • Create e-portfolios that will help you with student teaching and your job search.
  • Learn from faculty with extensive experience and great connections.

Award-Winning Faculty
Our faculty have experience teaching children and remain current in their fields. They are members of state education committees, winners of national awards and your biggest supporters.

Licensure Information

This program is approved by the New Hampshire State Department of Education for Teacher Certification as leading to an initial teacher’s license or endorsement in New Hampshire.  Southern New Hampshire University cannot guarantee licensure, certification, endorsement, or salary benefits.  View disclosure information.

University Accreditation

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