Bachelor of Arts in History and Secondary Education

History Professor helping student with research.The major in History combined with a minor in Secondary Education is the basis for a career as a high school teacher of history/social studies. Students who aspire to teach high school history take a series of education courses in the Secondary Education minor, and complete a semester of student teaching in their senior year. This course of study has been approved by the State of Maine Department of Education and allows students to apply for certification as high school teachers. Students from other states should work with their Secondary Education advisor to secure current certification requirements for those states. The Bachelor of Arts major in History includes two semesters of foreign language study.

In the news

Professor Michelle Laughran presents talk: “Extreme Shoes and the Promise of Excellence in Renaissance Venice.”

“Encouraging people to have a passion for learning, in any kind of way, is the most important work I feel that I do.” Read more about professor Michelle Laughran in the student newspaper.

Professor Mike Connolly interviewed on Maine Public Broadcasting Network on how the Irish immigrants shaped the city of Portland. Listen

The Irish on the Docks of Portland  (Maine History Online)