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Storytelling in the classroom

History teachers have a unique role in education: making stories of the past relevant to young minds that have never known a day without computers or smartphones. While historical knowledge is the mark of an adult mind, an awareness of history must begin much earlier.

Secondary education students in history will learn to bridge the present and the past through engaging activities and learning to understand the human experience in any setting, using both modern and time-tested tools.

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The SFA education program is a field-based program, meaning you’ll have the opportunity to work in real classrooms, learning how to interact with students and work within the Texas educational system. 

History education majors at SFA also have the unique opportunity to work with a variety of historical sites and programs in one of the most historic towns in Texas and gain valuable skills in linking the value of history to the needs of the community.

Undergraduate programs and requirements 

BA in history with teaching certification preparation (grades 7-12)

This degree focuses on the history teaching field for grades seven through 12. The coursework includes courses such as the craft of history and history in Texas, as well as the opportunity to choose courses in American and non-American history. 

All students who choose to pursue a secondary education certification must complete the required secondary education minor, which includes courses in motivating and managing, and educating students in a global society.

For more information on course offerings, please talk to your advisor.

See the BA in history with teaching certification (grades 7-12) degree plan


Department of History

Dugas Liberal Arts North 
Room 303

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13013, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962