The UA Little Rock Department of History offers an excellent program for future social studies educators. If you want to teach history in Arkansas, you must complete a teaching license in social studies, grades 7-12. Once you have your initial license, you can take additional Praxis exams to add other grade levels or content areas.
In addition to experience in research and writing, our students gain knowledge of history, geography, political science, economics, and behavioral sciences. They also benefit from practical teaching during field placements in local schools.
This program requires that students major in history/social studies and minor in education. This degree is also offered fully online. Students in the online campus complete field placement hours in schools in their region with whom UA Little Rock has affiliation agreements.
Jobs and Salaries
UA Little Rock has a 100% placement rate in K-12 schools for all history/secondary education students who wish to teach full-time. Additionally, our graduates earn the highest starting salary of any history B.A. graduates in Arkansas.
Our alumni teach throughout Arkansas and beyond and go on to graduate school in history, public history, education, and law, and work in museums and non-profit organizations as educators.
For more information, contact Dr. Kristin Mann.
ACT subscores of 19 or higher in reading and math, 6 or higher in writing. Students without these subscores must pass Accuplacer NextGen test (available to take at UA Little Rock Testing Services) and earn equivalent scores.
Praxis II Exam (Content Area)
Social Studies: Content and Skills– test code 5081 – must pass prior to student teaching block
Add-On Coaching Endorsement
Students who want to coach in K-12 public school athletics in Arkansas must complete a program of study to obtain a K-12 Coaching Endorsement from the Arkansas Department of Education. For more information, contact Dr. Chad Sanders.