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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. Patricia Fecher 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 credits, distributed as follows:

Social Studies Content & Interdisciplinary Requirements

30 credits

HIS 0900 History Capstone (0) ECO 1510 Principles of Macroeconomics (3) or ECO 1520 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
HIS 1030 World History I (3) GEO 2520 Regional Geography (3)
HIS 1040 World History II (3) MAT/SOC 2200 Applied Statistics (3)
HIS 2010 United States History I (3) PSC 1510 American Government (3)
HIS 2020 United States History II (3) SOC 1510 Principles of Sociology (3)
HIS 3000 History in Theory and Practice (3)  


Select three courses (9 credits) of HIS elective courses at the 2000 level or above.,

Teacher Professional Licensure

35 credits

Students must earn a final grade of C or better in all courses with an EDU or SPE prefix.

EDU 1420 Field Experience I (1) EDU 4070 Professional Orientation (2)
EDU 2400 Instructional Technology (2) EDU 4120 Methods for Social Studies (3)
EDU 2420 Field Experience II (1) EDU 4190 Seminar in Positive Behavior Development (3)
EDU 2510 Foundations of Education (3) EDU 4200 Reading & Writing in the Content Areas (6-8, 9-12) (3)
EDU 3300 Educational Psychology (3) *EDU 4210 Student Teaching (10)
EDU 3420 Field Experience III (1) SPE 2550 Educating Diverse Populations (3)

Licensure Testing Requirements

0 credits

ETS Praxis I Core Academic Skills Test for Educators or requisite ACT/SAT passing scores (test codes: 5713, 5723, 5733, or combined test code: 5752) ETS Performance Assessment (PPAT)
Praxis II, Secondary Education Social Studies (test code: 5081)  

*A final grade of B or better is required in this course to apply for a North Carolina Teacher License

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.


Patricia Fecher, Ed.D.

Associate Provost, Academic Operations; Interim Chair & Associate Professor of Education; SACSCOC Liaison
Dr. Patricia Fecher