Bachelor of Science in History Education

The History Education degree will prepare you and certify you in the state of Georgia to teach social studies in grades 6-12. After being certified in history, you can add on additional teaching fields simply by passing additional Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) exams.

You will complete the equivalent of a major in history in a cross-disciplinary teaching field from our award-winning faculty. By taking courses in various social science disciplines like geography, political science and economics, you'll undergo pedagogical training and immersive field experiences in middle and high school classrooms at public schools, including a yearlong placement during your final year.

The National Council fully accredits the B.S. in History Education for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), is fully approved by Georgia’s Professional Standards Commission (GPSC) for teacher certification and is nationally recognized by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS).

For more information, see our History Education degree information in the KSU Undergraduate Catalog.



KSU history education students in the classroom

Program Snapshot

Program Format: Face-to-Face or Hybrid

Number of Credit Hours: 120 Total Hours

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer

Time to Complete: Four-year Program

Primary Campus: Kennesaw

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Degree Pathway

Stay on path for graduation by using the degree pathway that maps out your courses by semester and by year.

History Education Degree Pathway
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History Education Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Flexible Course Options – The history education degree offers flexible options to fit your needs and a busy schedule, including face-to-face and hybrid (combination online and face-to-face) courses.

  • Hands-On Experience – You will receive hands-on training through classroom work. You'll have the opportunity to work in teams and participate in group projects to learn how to deliver high-quality solutions.

  • Diverse Career Options – As a history education graduate, you will have varied career opportunities that will lead to quicker employment in the government and public sectors.

What can you do with a History Education degree?

  • Middle Grade/High School History Teacher
  • Community College History Lecturer
  • Government Historian
  • Historical Consultant
  • Political Adviser
  • Museum Curator
  • Archivist
  • Diplomat
  • Lawyer
  • Journalist


History Education Degree Salary and Career Information

A career in history education offers several paths that can align with your current and future goals. Below are just a few jobs achievable with a bachelor's degree in History Education from KSU.

Double Owl

Double Owl Pathway

Double Owl Pathways allows undergraduate students to obtain their undergraduate and graduate degrees at significantly lower costs and in less time than pursuing each degree separately. KSU offers a variety of Pathways to choose from various disciplines, allowing students to graduate sooner and get a head start on their future careers.

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Department of History & Philosophy
Social Sciences Building (402), Rm 4120
402 Bartow Ave, MD 2206
Kennesaw, Georgia, 30144 

Phone: 470-578-6294

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