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History with Social Studies Licensure

Degree Type:
Bachelor’s Degree, Teacher Licensure
Mode of Study:
On Campus

Students wishing to teach Social Studies in the high schools should pursue the following course of study, working carefully with advisors in the History department to make sure that they are fulfilling all state requirements.

Common Career Paths

Some of the top jobs for those with a History bachelor degree with a Social Studies Licensure include postsecondary history teacher, middle school teacher, high school teacher, historian, museum curator, and so much more.

Common Salary Ranges for Graduates

As mentioned above, there’s a long list of career opportunities for those with a History bachelor degree with a Social Studies Licensure. But, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the average annual salary for the following positions (which may require additional education) in North Carolina in 2021:

  • History teacher (postsecondary): $79,490
  • Middle school teacher: $50,630
  • High school teacher: $52,420
  • Historian: $73,790
  • Curator: $54,070

Average Tuition Cost

The average cost for an incoming residential freshman to attend MU is less than $18,000 – similar to the cost of attending one of the big-box public schools, but with the enhanced value of a highly-regarded private school with a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

While tuition varies, depending on a student’s financial aid package, it’s important to know that the average financial award for an incoming residential freshman at MU is more than $34,000.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

More than 97% of MU students receive some form of financial aid, with the University offering more than $24 million annually to students for scholarships. If a student is active military, family of active military, or a veteran, they may also qualify for MU’s military education benefits.

Interested in Methodist University’s History with Social Studies Teacher Licensure program?

If you have questions, reach out to Dr. Jessica Redcay using the contact info at the bottom of the page. If you’re ready to apply today, click the button below!

Frequently Asked Questions

Methodist University’s History with Social Studies Licensure program is the program for you. If you’re looking to become a history or social studies teacher, our program will help you learn the core principles of history while fulfilling all state requirements that will allow you to earn a teaching license down the line.

Some of the top jobs for those with a History bachelor degree with a Social Studies Licensure include postsecondary history teacher, middle school teacher, high school teacher, historian, museum curator, and so much more.

Major Requirements

The Social Studies major with teacher licensure consists of 74-86 credits, distributed as follows:

B.A. Requirement

  • One foreign language through the 2020-level or demonstration of competence.

B.S. Requirement

  • MAT 2200 Applied Statistics or SOC2200 (3 credits)

Required History Courses

  • HIS 0900 History Capstone (3 credits)
  • HIS 1030 World History I (3 credits)
  • HIS 1040 World History II (3 credits)
  • HIS 2010 United States History I (3 credits)
  • HIS 2020 United States History II (3 credits)
  • HIS 3000 History in Theory and Practice (3 credits)

History Electives

Select 9 credits from the following:

  • HIS 2040 U.S. Women’s History (3 credits)
  • HIS 2150 Barbarian Invasions (3 credits)
  • HIS 2160 History of Science (3 credits)
  • HIS 2170 Race and Ethnicity in Global Perspective (3 credits)
  • HIS 2200 WWII (3 credits)
  • HIS 2300 The Vietnam War (3 credits)
  • HIS 3010 Topics in Modern Asian History (3 credits)
  • HIS 3050 Islam And The Islamic World (3 credits)
  • HIS 3110 Ancient History (3 credits)
  • HIS 3120 Medieval History (3 credits)
  • HIS 3130 Renaissance and Reformation Europe (3 credits)
  • HIS 3160 The Age of Crusades (3 credits)
  • HIS 3170 The Middle Ages on Film (3 credits)
  • HIS 3220 Early Modern History (3 credits)
  • HIS 3250 Modern History (3 credits)
  • HIS 3310 Topics in Latin American History (3 credits)
  • HIS 3550 American Slavery (3 credits)
  • HIS 3600 American Civil War and Reconstruction Era (3 credits)
  • HIS 3610 The Civil Rights Movement (3 credits)
  • HIS 3620 North Carolina History (3 credits)
  • HIS 3700 Contemporary World History (3 credits)
  • HIS 3800 Topics in U.S. Social and Cultural History (3 credits)
  • HIS 3810 Topics in European Social and Cultural History (3 credits)
  • HIS 3820 History and Gender (3 credits)
  • HIS 3850 Special Topics in History (3 credits)
  • HIS 4110 Modern Russia (3 credits)
  • HIS 4210 American Military Experience (3 credits)
  • HIS 4220 Post-WWII America (3 credits)
  • HIS 4300 History Museum Internship (3 credits)
  • HIS 4990 Independent Study in History (TBA)

Professional License Requirements

  • EDUC 1420 Field Experience I (1 credit)
  • EDU 2400 Instructional Technology (3 credits)
  • EDU 2420 Field Experience II (1 credit)
  • EDU 2510 Foundations of Education (3 credits)
  • EDU 3300 Educational Psychology (3 credits)
  • EDU 3420 Field Experience III (1 credit)
  • EDU 4070 Professional Orientation (2 credits)
  • EDU 4120 Methods of Social Studies (2 credits)
  • EDU 4190 Seminar in Positive Behavior Development (3 credits)
  • EDU 4200 Reading and Writing in the Content Areas (3 credits)
  • EDU 4210 Student Teaching (10 credits)
  • SPE 2550 Educating Diverse Populations (3 credits)

NC State Board of Education Complaint Process

The North Carolina State Board of Education (SBE) has jurisdiction to investigate allegations of noncompliance regarding specific laws and rules. Complaints may address Educator Preparation Program requirements set forth in Article 15(D) of Chapter 115C. The SBE does not have jurisdiction over complaints related to contractual arrangements with an EPP, commercial issues, obtaining a higher grade or credit for training, or seeking reinstatement to an EPP. All complaints filed with the SBE must be in writing. A person or entity may file a written complaint with SBE by filling out a complaint form and submitting online and/or mailing or faxing a hard copy to the address on the form.


Patrick O’Neil, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History; Co-Director, Women's Studies; Coordinator, Social Studies Education
Patrick O'Neil