Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.E.)
The B.S.E. degree program prepares students to become secondary social studies educators in grades 7-12. B.S.E. graduates who earn their teaching license become certified to teach U.S. History, World History, Arkansas History, African-American History, American Government, World Geography, Economics, Sociology, and Psychology. The program includes a semester-long teaching internship in the secondary schools under the supervision of the B.S.E. program director. Many B.S.E. graduates continue their education with a Master of Arts in History degree or an M.S.E. in Social Science--both of which are accessible to teachers by offering courses via distance education.
The B.S.E. degree provides many career opportunities. Secondary History/Social Studies teaching is the primary career choice for most B.S.E. majors. However, many choose to further their education with a Master of Arts in History degree or an M.S.E. in Social Science.