Secondary Education: History, B.A.

Program Locations

History (grades 7-12), B.A.- Secondary Education is available at the following locations:

About this Program

Wayland’s Bachelor of Arts in History with secondary education emphasis certifies students who are interested in teaching history courses in Texas, grades 7-12. Offered both online and face to face, students are able to engage in a wide array of convenient courses.

The history education program provides students opportunities to gain experience from tutoring or assistant teaching, as well as extensive training through field-based observation. To best prepare for a career in the classroom, history education majors often prepare and deliver unit presentations in class.

To help them fully embrace the interdisciplinary nature of the Bachelor of Arts in History degree, majors enhance the learning experience through membership in the student organizations of both the School of Education and the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences.    

Students seeking this history education degree will take 51 upper-level hours compiled from a prescribed list of professional education courses like Classroom Management, as well as field-specific classes, like History of the 20th Century World and Recent America.


History (grades 7-12), B.A.. Degree for secondary education requires 124 semester hours.  36 hours are required in history.  A state content test must be completed before student teaching.



The School of Behavioral and Social Sciences has a highly qualified and experienced faculty.  



  • Phi Alpha Theta is the National Honor Society in History, which seeks to recognize scholastic excellence in the field of history. Members have the opportunity to present papers and participate in regional and state meetings.
  • The Zeta Iota chapter of Phi Alpha Theta at Wayland Baptist University is the oldest chartered chapter in the region.
  • Membership is subject to the following qualifications: twelve semester hours of history, a GPA greater than 3.0 in history courses, and an overall GPA of 3.0
  • Kappa Delta Pi is an active chapter of the national honor society for education students.
  • Students take part in events such as workshops and conferences, books sales, and have access to grants and scholarships through the society.
  • To qualify, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and be an education major.


  • Middle School Teacher
  • High School Teacher
  • Historian
  • Text Book Editor
  • Curriculum development

School of Behavioral & Social Sciences Events

April 17, 2020

Honors Luncheon

Honors Luncheon - UC 211.Details to be sent later.
11:30am - 1:30pm, UC 211

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