Today's secondary school teachers are faced with unique challenges. In addition to instructing young minds, teachers are sometimes faced with situations that would benefit from firm ethical standards. The History For Secondary Education program is offered by the Grand Canyon University.
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Overview

If you would like to contribute to your community by becoming an educator, Grand Canyon University 's (GCU) Bachelor of Arts in History For Secondary Education can help you become a middle school or high school social studies or history teacher. 

Education

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences offers this history teacher degree program to provide a solid foundation in historical content and the classroom skills for a successful career in teaching in a curriculum infused with Christian and ethical teachings.

The contemporary history programs at GCU explore the discipline thematically, as an alternative to the more common chronological approach. This secondary education degree engages you in historical contexts that are relevant to your interests and contemporary society.

Programs leading to teacher certification may require practicum hours, state exams, student teaching and an institutional recommendation from GCU.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time Part-time
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Ancient history
  • Asian, Arizonan and federal history
  • Cognitive, linguistic, social and emotional patterns of learning and development for students with mild to moderate disabilities
  • The fundamentals of the legal, historical and educational foundations of Structured English Immersion and other instructional programs for English language learners
  • Planning instructional objectives and lessons, sequencing and assessing objectives
  • Utilizing formal and informal assessment strategies that address individual students' needs

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • All students must submit either acceptable high school or college transcripts to be considered for full admission into the University. 
  • Additionally, if students cannot meet the GPA requirements with their transcripts, but have test scores or a college-GPA that meets admissions requirements, students will be eligible for full admission. 
  • If both the degree-bearing transcript and the test scores do not meet admission requirements, students may be accepted with specifications. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8250 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    8250 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
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  • Campus: $8,250 per semester 
  • Online: $440 per credit

Living costs for Phoenix

  • 900 - 1450 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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