History (Secondary Education) (BA)

The History program at ASU’s West campus offers a concentration in secondary education. With a 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, where secondary educators are in high demand.

For students considering a career in education, the flexible BA program in history with a concentration in secondary education fully prepares students for teaching and certification while providing 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.

Degree Offered

History (Secondary Education) (BA)
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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
Financial Managers, Branch or Department 6.8%$115,320
Copy Writers2.3%$58,850
Criminal Investigators and Special Agents-1.2%$79,870
Document Management Specialists 3.3%$83,410
Financial Analysts 11.7%$78,620
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 5.8%$56,310
Intelligence Analysts -1.2%$79,870
Labor Relations Specialists-7.8%$56,950
Marketing Managers 9.4%$127,130
Military Officer Special and Tactical Operations Leaders, All Other
Museum Technicians and Conservators5.2%$39,940
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers7.1%$101,510
Search Marketing Strategists 3.3%$83,410
Sales Managers 5.1%$110,660
Technical Writers10.2%$69,030

* 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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