Secondary Education Major—History Concentration, Bachelor of Science Degree
See also History Major
Since history is a record of man’s relationship with God, PCC’s program trains future history educators to teach from a true—rather than a revisionist—perspective. Future teachers gain practical insight by studying the social, economic, and governmental threads throughout history and comparing and contrasting them with civilization today. Students study key historical figures and events, gaining abundant knowledge of the past to enter the classroom prepared to teach.
The purpose of the secondary education major is to prepare students to teach in a Christian school by equipping them with a Christian-traditional philosophy of subject content and teaching methods, practical teaching skills, and a servant’s heart.
Students in the secondary education history concentration must also choose a second teaching field.
Graduates of the secondary education program will be able to
- apply a Christian-traditional philosophy of education to purposes, content, and methods of teaching;
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of subject content unique to their selected concentration and second teaching field;
- demonstrate proficiency in the use of methods and materials appropriate for the traditional secondary classroom;
- organize, establish, and manage an effective learning environment;
- demonstrate knowledge of the learner with ability to teach him;
- teach effectively in a Christian junior high or high school;
- integrate biblical Christian values in teaching; and
- exhibit the professional qualities required of successful teachers.
Recommended Course Sequence
- Christian school teacher
- School administrator
- Public speaker
- Church ministry
When I was deciding which college to attend, I knew I wanted to go to a college that would prepare me for a lifetime in the classroom. After four years spent in PCC’s Education Department, I know the Lord led me to the right place. The professors were highly educated and experienced and helped me realize the importance of a traditional Christian education. The education classes were rigorous, invaluable, and practical. My 9-week internship at Pensacola Christian Academy solidified my calling to become a Christian school teacher. I am eager to use the experience I have gained here to educate the next generation and be that male role model and godly influence for my future students.