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History Teaching

Prepare to teach students the histories of the U.S., world or ancient times while learning to think creatively and effectively examine historical documents.

History Teaching – B.A. in History, History Teaching Emphasis

The Department of History & Philosophy at Montana State offers a teacher education program option for students seeking careers in teaching secondary level history or social studies. Undergraduate students have opportunities to conduct research and work directly with faculty members on topics ranging from urban coyotes to the Butte mine, and internships at historical societies, museums and Yellowstone are an important part of the educational experience. The department provides students with the tools to think rigorously, to research and to articulate their thoughts coherently. Students who earn their degrees in the History Teaching Option may apply for state certification.

The History major at Montana State offers three additional Options Within a Major: History, Latin American & Latino Studies and Science, The Environment, Technology & Society (SETS). The History program also has five additional minors: History (Non-Teaching), History (Teaching), Japan Studies, Latin American & Latino Studies and Museum Studies.



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University of the Yellowstone™
Montana State students make the surrounding Yellowstone ecosystem their classroom, laboratory and playground.

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Top Public University in Montana
According to the Forbes list of America's Top Colleges, Montana State is the No. 1 Public University in the state based on value, post-graduation salary and student experience.

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Unique Opportunities
At Montana State, undergraduates are offered hands-on experiences in labs, studios, teaching farms and in the surrounding wilderness.



Career Resources

Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.

Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio

Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.


History Teaching students at Montana State University go into careers such as:

  • Middle School Teaching
  • High School Teaching
  • Tutoring

To explore more career possibilities, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success has a variety of tools available , including self-assessment and working with career coaches.