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Combine Your Major with Teaching Certification

We have many majors who graduate as qualified teachers. By working with your faculty advisor to choose your courses carefully, you can complete MCLA's core curriculum requirements, your major requirements, and the teacher certification process in the normal four year time frame.

Students majoring in History can pursue initial licensure as an early childhood, elementary, middle school, or high school teacher. History majors can also pursue initial licensure as a teacher of history, or as a teacher of political science/political philosophy for middle school and secondary levels. Students seeking initial licensure must complete their major requirements and a licensure program in education in one of the aforementioned areas of teacher licensure.

To learn more about what it's like to combine a major in History with licensure at MCLA, read one student's experience.