Joseph Stuart teaching a history class with his students listening attentively.
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    Liffrig Family School of Education and Behavioral Sciences, School of Arts & Sciences

Explore the past to help navigate today’s opportunities and challenges. Gain the skills you need to teach history to diverse student populations.

What You’ll Learn

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You will explore history in collaboration with other disciplines, such as philosophy, classics, and literature. Also, you will study best practices in teaching and classroom management to prepare for a successful career as a secondary school educator.

Pursue a Pathway that Matches Your Interests

You’ll have the option to follow one of three tracks: economics, geography, or politics. We incorporate discussion of rich content from each track with teaching best practices to prepare you for success.

Gain Subject Knowledge that Prepares You for Success in the Classroom

You’ll gain the experience and confidence to teach U.S. History, North Dakota Studies, Global Education, and more to learners in grades five through twelve. Our students work in small class sizes and in close collaboration with peers and faculty from Arts and Sciences and the Liffrig Family School of Education and Behavioral Sciences.

Deepen Your Understanding of Diverse Perspectives

Develop your critical thinking and historical analysis skills while gaining deeper exposure to and understanding of cultural diversity. We promote respect for others through the perspective of our Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine values.

Program Information

Please visit our catalog for admission requirements and a full list of our courses.


Careers & Outcomes

Employment Trends

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the employment for high school history teachers to remain steady through 2032. A Mary history education degree also prepares you with research, communication, and critical thinking skills that are valuable in a wide range of careers.

Career Paths

  • High School History Teacher
  • Researcher
  • Journalist
  • Public Relations Director
  • Marketer
  • Museum Curator
  • Paralegal
  • Nonprofit Director

Featured Faculty

Carmen Cain, PhD

Assistant Professor of Education, Director of Secondary Education, Director of Licensure Track Program

Having been an educator for over 20 years now, my first priority at the University of Mary is to facilitate student learning so teacher-candidates are prepared for the joys and challenges of their own classroom. I enjoy collaborating with an excellent faculty to provide our students with the best education possible.

Joseph T. Stuart, PhD

Director of History, Professor of History, Fellow in Catholic Studies

I teach in the history and Catholic studies programs. I believe culture is the driving force of history, and that cult, in the sense of "worship," is the wellspring of culture. The vocation of the historian is enriching the world of the present through knowledge and preservation of the past.

Take Your Next Step in History Education