History (Secondary Education), BA

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The History degree at ASU’s West campus offers a concentration in secondary education. Flexible curriculum based on a traditional history degree, students will enhance their writing, research and communication skills in preparation to pass these skills on to the next generation of Arizona learners.

With secondary educators in high demand, the history program at ASU's West campus offers a concentration in secondary education. With a flexible curriculum based on a traditional history degree, you will enhance your writing, research and communication skills in preparation to pass these skills on to the next generation of Arizona learners.


The flexible BA program in history with a concentration in secondary education fully prepares students considering a career in education for teaching and certification and provides all the disciplinary knowledge of a traditional history degree. Students understand history in all its breadth and depth while developing strong critical reading, writing and research skills as well as skills in oral presentation.

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History (Secondary Education), BA

Required Courses

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While circumstances vary between students and their paths towards graduation (utilizing placement testing to fulfill required math or foreign language courses, fulfilling multiple General Studies requirements with one course, etc.), completing the courses listed in a major map fulfills all of the requirements for graduation.

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Undergraduate students from western states who enroll in this program are eligible for a discounted tuition rate.

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Career outlook

Graduates possess the strong, practical teaching tools necessary to successfully teach middle or high school students. With the ability to find and evaluate evidence, form arguments and present analysis, graduates are well suited for careers in a wide range of industries and fields of work, and they have a solid foundation for graduate work in teaching, law, business and many other fields.

Example careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Archivists 14.3%$51,760
Document Management Specialists9.3%$88,510
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education7.5%$59,170
Marketing Managers 10.1%$132,230
Curators 14%$53,770
Museum Technicians and Conservators 12.4%$40,670
Technical Writers 11%$70,930

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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