History Pedagogy

Bachelor of Arts

The history pedagogy major is designed for students who wish to teach social science for grades 7-12.

Cal Lutheran is one of the few liberal arts institutions in California to have a Single Subject Matter Program (SSMP) approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

The Curriculum
A solid background with the right areas of focus

In addition to receiving a background in the arts and sciences, you will focus on subjects such as:

  • History
  • Political science
  • Sociology
  • Geography
  • Psychology
  • Economics
Get real experience

Take an active approach to your studies through:

  • Field experience in district classrooms
  • An active citizenry project
  • Service learning
Be prepared to pursue your credential

After completing this major, you will be prepared to begin credentialing programs in single-subject credential areas.

The Experience

I chose Cal Lutheran because of their teaching credential program. However, I also fell into place in the history program for my undergraduate degree. I knew I would be at home and comfortable with my major and the people the moment I had my first academic advising appointment with Dr. Reaves. She made me feel at home and provided me with the tools I needs to graduate on time and successfully.

Chelsea Graf '12
Your Future

Most majors pursue a teaching credential in secondary education. This credential can be earned through our Graduate School of Education.

The program also offers you the opportunity to complete a master’s degree along with your teaching credential.

Upon completion, you will be eligible for the Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential offered by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

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