Teacher of Social Studies
History is an approved major for students wishing to become Elementary School teachers or Middle or High School Social Studies teachers. Students interested in becoming teachers should meet with the History Department Chair to plan their program as soon as possible in their academic career. They should also consult with the office of the Dean of Education (Carman B-33, 718-960-4972) for the latest information on state requirements for teacher certification.
Other Career Opportunities
History majors frequently enter careers in areas such as education, law, politics, business, library work, and government. History students who wish to discuss career opportunities or advanced studies in graduate school should consult with the Department Chair.
- Careers in Public History (American Historical Society guide to careers in museums, historical societies, archives, and the government)
- Teaching History (A "National History Teaching Clearinghouse")
- History as a Profession (AHA guide to job prospects for History Ph.D.s)
- CUNY Ph.D. Program in History