The Bachelor of Arts in history with a Minor in education offers an excellent program for the preparation of social studies educators. In the history-social studies education program, students gain experience in research, writing, and discussion in history, geography, political science, economics, and behavioral sciences, as well as practical teaching experience through 4 field placements in local schools.
In Arkansas, individuals who want to teach history must complete a teaching license in social studies, grades 7-12, with a possible add-on licensure for grades 4-6. This program has a 100% placement rate in K-12 schools for all history/secondary education students who wish to teach full time. History Department graduates earn the highest starting salary of any Bachelor of Arts in history graduates in the state of Arkansas.