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Department of History

College of Arts and Sciences

Secondary Education and History

For students interested in teaching history at the secondary level, the College of Education offers two main paths toward certification:

  1. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Studies Education (SSSE) with a concurrent major in History. This is an Education degree designed with an integrated major in History.*
  2. The Post-Baccalaureate Program in Social Studies Education

* Please be aware that the University of Wyoming differentiates between the terms "major " and "degree."  Upon completion of the B.A. in SSSE with a concurrent major in History, a student will receive one degree (i.e. one diploma) listing both majors. This is not the same as receiving a degree in History.  Since all Secondary Education degrees must include a concurrent major in another subject area, students pursuing the B.A. in SSSE & History cannot receive a separate, stand-alone B.A. in History.  Students wishing to receive a stand-alone B.A. in History as well as certification to teach at the secondary level can do one of the following:

  1. Apply for the Post-Baccalaureate Program in Social Studies Education after completing the B.A. in History. Click here for more detailed information on this program.
  2. Consider pursuing a dual degree program that pairs the B.A. in History with a second B.A. in a different area of secondary education (such as the concurrent major in Social Studies Education and Political Science). Click here to learn about all available degrees in Secondary Education. Note that a dual degree program entails requirements in addition to those for each major. Consult the University Catalog for specific information (scroll down to the heading "Dual Degrees")

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