Pursue this concentration and gain the skill set to become a middle or high school history teacher.
Students within our history major can pursue initial licensure as middle and high school history teachers. This program provides you with both a broad introduction to middle and high school teaching and specific instruction in the theory, research and practice of secondary history and social studies teaching. You will engage in field-based experiences in the school setting supervised by our faculty through on-site pre-practicum experiences coupled with each teaching course and a formal teaching practicum as the capstone experience.
If pursuing this option you will have to fulfill the degree requirements for the history Concentration in Initial Licensure (5-12) and the minor in Middle and Secondary Education (5-12). The requirements are inclusive of the History Major, the Middle and Secondary Education Minor (5-12), and advanced coursework for licensure.
Alumni of our program teach at local schools like Longsjo Middle School, Sizer School, Grafton High School, Gardner High/Gardner Public Schools, Groton Dunstable Regional High School, Cambridge Matignon School, and Nashoba Regional High School.
I apply the skills I learned each day to engage students who are just learning English as a second, and at times, a third language. The education at Fitchburg State for history teachers is unparalleled in class size, cost, and the care, respect, and development that is offered.