History (BA) + MS in Education Dual-Level Program

Learn the proper pedagogy for teaching social studies for 7–12 grade alongside a deep, interdisciplinary dive into various historical periods.

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Why History (BA) + MSEd?

A foundational understanding of history is essential to understanding and interacting with the present. This dual-level program has the same career end goal of the Secondary Social Studies Education major (to be a certified teacher), but the dual-level program allows for more history courses throughout its course of study. And at the end of five years, you’ll have two degrees: a bachelor’s in history and a master’s in education. The majority of public school teachers in 2017–18 (58%) held a postbaccalaureate degree, so being a first-year teacher with a master’s degree already in-hand will put you among the ranks.

Why History (BA) + MSEd at Cairn?

  • Join the Honors Program and dive deeper into a specific literary time period or writing style.
  • Add a certification in TESOL or special education.
  • Study in a interdisciplinary setting to make connections in the past with other curriculum.
  • Take graduate courses fully online, which provides schedule flexibility in the last two years of study.
  • Prepare a final thesis paper or project on a topic of personal literary interest and an Instructional Design Project on specific pedagogical principles.
  • Complete a Student Teaching assignments in multiple school settings related to your career goals (public or private, suburban or urban).

Career Paths

  • High School English Teacher (Public, Christian, Other Private, International)
  • Middle School English Teacher (Public, Christian, Other Private, International)
  • Instructional Coach
  • Curriculum Designer