Copyright

How to Become a History Teacher in Arkansas

History teachers provide students with a look into the past while preparing them for the future. In Arkansas, history teachers need to complete a bachelor's degree and an approved training program, as well as pass state certification examinations.

View popular schools

Those interested in becoming history teachers in Arkansas must meet several requirements before attaining their license, but once they do so, they can help students gain a better understanding of the world and people around them. History teachers can play a vital role in helping students improve their overall educational experience. Read on to learn more about how aspiring history teachers in Arkansas can enter the field.

Average Salary for Teachers in Arkansas (2016)* $48,580 (Middle School Teachers, Except Special & Career/Technical Education); $49,780 (Secondary School Teachers, Except Special & Career/Technical Education)
Required Degree Bachelor's degree
Degree Field History (for the non-traditional route), education (for the traditional route)
Testing Requirements Praxis Core Academic Skills For Educators (CASE): Reading (5712), Writing (5722), and Mathematics (5732); Praxis Social Studies (5089, 5623, 5086, and 5624)

Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

Step 1: Complete Educational Requirements

History teaching candidates will need to earn a bachelor's degree and complete an approved teacher training program. Prospective high school teachers can pursue a bachelor's degree in history and complete a teacher education program as a minor. Those who plan on teaching middle school students may complete a bachelor's degree program in education and take elective classes in history.

Find schools that offer these popular programs

  • Agricultural Education for Teachers
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology Education for Teachers
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Driver Safety Teacher Education
  • English Teacher Education
  • Foreign Language Education for Teachers
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • Geography Teacher Education
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • Health Occupations Teacher Education
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Industrial Arts Teacher Education
  • Latin Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Psychology Teacher Education
  • Sales and Marketing Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Spanish Education for Teachers
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Teaching, Computers
  • Teaching, Reading
  • Technical Teacher Education
  • Vocational Teacher Education

Step 2: Pass Certification Examinations

Once candidates obtain their bachelor's degree, the next step is to pass their state certification examinations. All teaching candidates in Arkansas will need to illustrate their proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics via the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE) exam. Candidates can take the test one section at a time or all together with the Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (5751). Candidates must earn the following scores to pass: 156 in reading, 162 in writing, and 150 in mathematics.

History teaching candidates will then need to take Praxis subject-specific examinations for social studies:

  • Middle School Social Studies (Grades 4-8): Passing score is 149
  • Principles of Learning and Teaching (Grades 5-9): Passing score is 160
  • Social Studies: Content and Interpretation: Passing score is 153
  • Principles of Learning and Teaching: Passing score is 157

Step 3: Obtain Teaching Credentials

Once candidates meet the traditional educational and certification requirements, they will qualify for an initial teaching license, which is good for three years. Teaching candidates will need to pass background checks with the state of Arkansas, the Child Maltreatment Central registry, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). All candidates will need to fulfill a requirement of twenty-four hours of training that deal with the theory and practice of teaching, known as pedagogy, during the first year of licensure. They will also have an evaluation for each year of licensure. After candidates complete their provisional license requirements, they will qualify for their standard, five-year educator license.

Certification Resources for Arkansas History Teachers

History teaching candidates can prepare for their state certification examinations with these study aids:

Next: View Schools

What is your highest level of education?

Some College
Complete your degree or find the graduate program that's right for you.
High School Diploma
Explore schools that offer bachelor and associate degrees.
Still in High School
Earn your diploma or GED. Plan your undergraduate education.

Schools you may like:

Popular Schools

The listings below may include sponsored content but are popular choices among our users.

    • MS in Higher Ed - College Teaching and Learning

    What is your highest level of education completed?

    • Doctor of Education in Teaching and Learning with an Emphasis in Adult Learning
    • Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership - Behavioral Health
    • M.S. in Sociology with an Emphasis in Education
    • MA in Curriculum and Instruction
    • M.A. in Communication with an Emphasis in Education
    • M.A. in History with an Emphasis in Education
    • M.Ed. in Elementary Education
    • M.Ed. in Secondary Education
    • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
    • B.S. in Elementary Education with an Emphasis in Christian Education
    • BS in Early Childhood
    • B.S. in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education

    What is your highest level of education?

    • Master of Science in Education in Curriculum & Instruction
    • Master of Science in Education in Educational Theory & Practice
    • Master of Science in Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Science in Early Childhood Services
    • Ed.S. Education Degree Specialist in Curriculum Director

    What is your highest level of education completed?

    • MEd in Curriculum & Instruction - Leadership
    • MEd in Curriculum and Instruction - STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)
    • MEd in Curriculum & Instruction - Reading
    • MEd in Curriculum & Instruction - Science
    • MEd in Curriculum & Instruction - Mathematics
    • M.Ed in Career and Technical Education Leadership

    What is your highest level of education?

    • Elementary Education, B.A. without Licensure
    • Early Childhood Education, B.A. without Licensure

    What is your highest level of education completed?

  • What is your highest level of education completed?

    • MA in Education and Human Development in Organizational Leadership and Learning

    What is your highest level of education?

  • 8
    Williams Baptist College

Find your perfect school

What is your highest level of education?