History - Teaching

History - Teaching

The discipline of history provides context for and insight into past events, interpreting change over time and explaining factors of causation and contingency. Historians analyze the complexity of nationality, class, race and ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and a host of other factors that have been created in the interactions between peoples, cultures and nations.

History instruction is a fundamental part of most secondary schools' curriculum. The Bachelor of Arts in history teaching provides students with the opportunity to focus their teacher education in the field of history. In this degree program, future secondary school teachers learn and prepare to teach their own students how to research, analyze and interpret the past.


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History - Teaching
Community Engagement

Departments and programs in CSBS have internship, field experiences, service learning and research opportunities that allow students to work with communities around the state and nation. Service, along with scholarship and teaching, is a critical component of faculty excellence. Individual faculty members participate in a variety of projects and programs that supplement the university's commitment to our community and others throughout Iowa.

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History Club

The purpose of the History Club is to protect and promote the integrity of the discipline of history, provide a forum for student-led historical debate and encourage UNI students to interact across disciplines.

Marshall Center School Team

Students in related disciplines are encouraged to pursue a certificate in public history, which builds research skills and public engagement as well as other valuable skills and knowledge. More information can be found here


96% of last year's graduates are either continuing their education or employed




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Jennifer McNabb
Head, Department of History
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