History (Secondary Education)

The study of history is an important path to informed and effective citizenship.

Its emphasis on broad knowledge, critical reading, careful judgment and precise writing offers excellent pre-professional preparation for a wide range of careers in business, public service, the law, teaching, the military, the ministry, journalism, and library and museum employment. The School of Education and Human Services (SEHS) and the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) offer a fifth-year secondary teacher education program (STEP) leading to recommendation for Michigan secondary standard teacher certification. This certification is valid for teaching content area majors and minors in grades 6-12.

This tool should only be used as a guide — remember to meet with your academic adviser, Career Services and/or faculty to determine appropriate career options.

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    • Career & Salary Information
    • Possible Career Options
    • Median Salary*
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    * Median salary for the state of Michigan

    ** These professional organizations provide an excellent starting point for your research. There are many more resources available online.

    Possible Career Options

    • Arbitrator
    • Biographer
    • Film Producer
    • Fundraising Manager
    • Government Worker
    • Higher Education Administrator
    • Information Specialist
    • Intelligence Specialist
    • Nonprofit Specialist
    • Organizational Planner
    • Political Specialist
    • Program Coordinator
    • Public Information Coordinator
    • Public Policy Analyst