Thinking about teaching history?

One part of preparing to teach history is a strong preparation in the subject.  The best content preparation is a major in history.  If you are unable to major in history you can still teach history if you prepare carefully.

To gain a history endorsement you must demonstrate your subject-matter knowledge in two ways prior to your admission to the M.A.T. program.

  1. You must pass the Washington Educator Skills Test—Endorsements (WEST-E) in history.
  2. You must also have taken coursework that prepares you for teaching secondary history.  This generally means at least 5 Puget Sound units in history.  These units should include:
    • Coursework in U.S. History.  At Puget Sound take: History 152 and 153: The American Experience
    • Coursework in Historical Methods.  At Puget Sound take: History 200: Doing History
    • At least one course focused on World History

For additional information, contact the School of Education.