Long Island Child Study Major – History Concentration

Long Island Child Study Major – History Concentration

Introduce students to a subject you’re passionate about. Inspire future generations. Get ready.

Become the passionate elementary school teacher you always dreamed of being with St. Joseph’s University’s child study major, and take it one step further with a concentration in history.

At St. Joseph's University, students prepare to be influential teachers as child study majors, immersed in a teaching program that consistently ranks among the best in the New York metropolitan area. Gain a solid teaching background based in the most up-to-date practices, and graduate ready to take on your future classroom. It’s no wonder our child study majors are in demand in districts across Long Island, in New York City schools and beyond.

With a concentration in history, look at the past through a unique lens, examining American, European and global history in a variety of courses, while working with dedicated faculty who share your desire to know more about the past.

Find the best opportunity for your future as a child study major at our Long Island campus with a concentration in history.

Amber AvelliAmber Avelli ’22
B.A. in Child Study with a Concentration in History

"The history department at St. Joseph’s University includes some of the most remarkable classes, equipped with top professors who have a passion and knowledge for all things history. Each professor's enthusiasm and dedication to teaching history has had a major influence on me and the way I plan to approach my own teaching. Their wealth of knowledge has inspired me to learn from the events of the past to better shape the lives of the students I will have the privilege to work with in my future."

The Long Island History Concentration Experience

Learn from the Best: The adolescence education program at St. Joseph's University consistently ranks among the best teaching programs in the New York metropolitan area. No wonder our program has a high job placement rating.


Get Outside the Classroom: Immerse yourself in the history of a country you will one day teach about — by studying abroad in such places as Poland, Germany, England and France.


Reach Your Goals: By graduation, you will have the qualifications for initial certification in New York state, with experience working with first through sixth graders in such settings as private, parochial and public schools, as well as in general education and special education classrooms.