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B.A. in History and Education with Endorsement in Elementary Education

About the Program

The History and Education with an Endorsement in Elementary Education (K-6) program is designed to prepare students for a career in elementary education and provide an understanding of the complex forces that have shaped the modern world.

Students will develop their teaching skills by spending time in the classroom and learning how to navigate the needs of young children from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, while they gain critical thinking, research, analytical, and communication skills that will guide them throughout their professional careers.

They will additionally learn the process of documenting the human experience from early ancestors to today’s urban societies, and gain a strong background in U.S., European History, and the History of Western Civilization.

Core Courses

  • United States History
  • Research Seminar in History
  • Western Civilization in Word Perspective
  • Special  Education Strategies in P-6 Social Studies and Content Instruction
  • Classroom Management

Student Outcomes

Our students have gone on to have successful careers in education with the assistance of Monmouth University’s extensive network of local school and district partnerships. At Monmouth, students are introduced to a variety of teaching environments and work with a diverse group of individuals, and small and large groups of students, making them more marketable upon graduation.

Undergraduate Research & Internships

Monmouth University students are immersed in the classroom as early as sophomore year and will have supervised clinical experience including 100 hours in the classroom.

Students have the opportunity to participate in the study abroad, Clinical Component Courses, Fieldwork for Clinical Experience and Component, Clinical Practice, applying for substitute teaching credentials, and our collaborative P-12 School Partnerships.

Students enrolled in the History and Education program also participate in internships and experiential programs including, opportunities to work in museums, historical associations, heritage and educational centers, national parks, and historical sites in New Jersey.

Photo of Dr. Jason Fitzgerald

Jason Fitzgerald, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Chair

Curriculum and Instruction

Robert E. McAllan Hall, 218