Brooklyn Secondary Education - History

Brooklyn Secondary Education - History

Learn about the past. Inspire others. Get ready.

Are you passionate about history? Do you love sharing your wisdom with young minds? Are you striving to make a difference in the world? If so, a degree in History – Secondary Education could be a perfect fit for you. 

Our adolescence education program is consistently ranked among the best teaching programs in the New York metropolitan area. The program — which prepares students to teach at the secondary level — has a high job-placement rating and combines a solid teaching background with a concentration in history.

The dedicated faculty and staff in the history and adolescence education departments will help you discover your potential and become the best teacher you can be. Get ready to make your mark on the world as a history teacher.

Anthony RuggieroAnthony Ruggiero ’17 ’19
B.A. in History Adolescence Education; M.A. in Special Education 

"The St. Joseph's University history department had a significant impact on my life and helped me reach my goals through various opportunities. I was fascinated with the vast amount of knowledge my professors offered during all of the classes I took. I was also given various opportunities to expand on my research and share my findings in symposiums and conferences. It was a great learning experience and helped me earn valuable skills needed for my career as a teacher."

The Brooklyn History Secondary Education Experience

Study abroad: Global study trips allow our students to actively engage in other cultures and languages outside the classroom. Past trips have included such destinations as Argentina, Cuba, Spain and Nicaragua.


Research opportunities: Conduct research and present at conferences across the country, including our annual Undergraduate Research Symposium.


Pair it with a minor: A Secondary Education – History degree pairs well with such minors as English, speech, philosophy, religious studies and sociology.