History Teaching

Major, Minor


Historians look to the past, and history teachers tell it to the future. With classes in up-to-date teaching methodologies and pedegogies and steps to gain licensure through USU's Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP), this track provides students with a path to begin teaching history classes right after graduation.

Real World Application

Through STEP, students can gain licensure to teach classes in grades 6-12 right after graduation. 

Advance Details

Students majoring in history teaching and applying to the STEP program must go through an application process, which includes the following:

  • Complete History Teaching Major plus the required STEP courses with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Complete a speech and hearing test
  • Pass the Teacher Education Writing Exam
  • Provide an unofficial copy of your transcript
  • Pass a criminal background check (this should be done one semester before submitting the application)

Alumni Experience

Aaron Andersen

On Friday, February 19, CHaSS students had the opportunity to hear from Aaron Andersen, a Senior Partner at Cicero Group.

Andrea Sandry Jensen

Alumna Andrea Sandry Jensen is grateful for the many great mentors she’s had in her life, and she shares her advice and experience in a conversation with Outreach Coordinator Andrea DeHaan and CHaSS Career Coach Joseph Banks.

Program Advisor

Stacey Kelly

Stacey Kelly

Academic Advisor

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  • Utah State University offers many options for financial aid, including university level scholarships and aid available to specific colleges and majors.