Our program is accredited by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCATE) and the National Council of Social Studies (NCSS). We work closely with the College of Education and support their mission "to provide excellent programs which dynamically meet the needs of a changing society and prepare individuals to be outstanding professionals in the various teaching and non-teaching disciplines represented in the College."
The department offers a wide selection of courses in U.S., European, Asian, Latin American and African history that engage students in the historian’s craft and prepare them for a successful career as a social studies teacher.
Admission to the Teacher Education Program
History Education majors must apply and be accepted to the Teacher Education Program in order to be eligible to take professional teacher education courses and to graduate with an education degree from UCO. Admission to the Teacher Education Program is separate from admission to the University of Central Oklahoma.
History Education majors have career opportunities in the following areas:
- Public policy
- Regional planning
- City or town management
- Legislative, executive, or judicial service
Take advantage of these opportunities in the metro which may spark your interest and even boost your resume.
- Oklahoma Historical Society: Go to www.okhistory.org to explore Oklahoma history and their research center.
- Oklahoma History Center: Go to www.okhistory.org/historycenter to learn about exhibits and forums.
- Oklahoma Museums and Historic Sites: To see a list of Oklahoma museums and historic sites go to www.okhistory.org/outreach/museums