Combine your passion for teaching with your love of history. As a history education major, you will expand your knowledge of history while developing the skills needed to share that knowledge with future generations.
Eastern Nazarene College prepares students for their future careers as educators. The history program helps students acquire a foundation in history and develop historical thinking skills through a comprehensive curriculum that includes courses in topics that span the history of America, Europe, and Africa; immigration; genocide; and the Cold War to name just a few. Students also have the opportunity to tailor their degree to their areas of interest.
Eastern Nazarene College’s small class sizes and faith-based community help students advance their historical interests and career aspirations while also developing their beliefs in a place where both academic and spiritual growth are encouraged and nurtured. The college’s historic location in Quincy, only minutes from Boston, provides a unique opportunity for students to study and conduct research.
The Teacher Education Program has created a Student Education Association of Massachusetts chapter on campus so students may take part in professional development opportunities. Eastern Nazarene College also has a history club that meets regularly and plans events and trips.
There are a variety of school districts, both urban and suburban, for student to gain education field experiences before graduation. Many students pursue careers as history teachers in public and private schools upon completion of the program. Others are admitted into graduate programs and law schools at Harvard University, Stanford University, Yale University, George Mason University, New England Law, George Washington University, University of New York-Albany, Kent State University, Simmons University, Sacramento State University and others.
For course descriptions, requirements, focus areas, options, and other program details see the full current undergraduate catalog.
Upon completion of the BA in History Education degree, graduates will be able to:
- Articulate the complex differences in human experience across time and space.
- Recognize and generate effective historical narrative and arguments based on appropriate primary source evidence and other historical literature.
- Articulate the ethics of historical practice in terms of building on other scholars’ work.
- Appropriately analyze works of art in both aesthetic and historical terms.
- Collaborate with others in developing effective arguments.
- Present effective, reasoned arguments in both written and oral form.
- Recognize the limits of academic historical methods in attributing a deeper meaning to the past.
- Articulate the contours of their own philosophy of history.
- Engage a diversity of viewpoints in a civil and constructive fashion.
- Apply historical knowledge and analysis to contemporary social and political conversations.