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Developing Whole Leaders for the whole World

Bachelor of Arts in
History Education


Program Overview

Oral Roberts University’s Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in History with Professional Education Concentration is offered in cooperation with the ORU College of Education. You will be empowered to choose the completion of the social studies education major, which leads to standard certification; or completion of any major in the History, Humanities and Government Department which can lead to alternative certification.

Seeing through the eyes of a Christian worldview, you will be exposed to a variety of subject fields that will allow you to teach middle and secondary school classes. Imagine the excitement of instructing your classroom in civics, democracy, economics, government, U.S. history, world history, sociology or Oklahoma history.

The National Center for Educational Statistics states that America’s schools will need at last two million additional teachers in the next decade. You are needed now, more than ever, to impact the future as a transformed Christian educator! Above all, our unique mission to develop Holy Spirit- empowered leaders through Whole Person Education can set you apart as an inspiring educator to impact the world.

Our commitment to equip Spirit-empowered leaders is why you can graduate from this program fully prepared to pursue a graduate degree or begin teaching at the secondary level. The History with Professional Education program will empower and challenge you to do your finest work!

What can I do with a B.A. degree from ORU in History with Professional Education?

  • Public School Educator
  • Private School Educator
  • Historian
  • University Lecturer
  • PrivateTutor
  • Curator

What are some of the core experiences of this program? 

  • American History and/or Government
  • World History
  • International Relations
  • Education Seminar
  • Pedagogy
  • Secondary Methods: Social Studies
  • Internship Opportunities
  • Student Teaching and more!

What makes ORU’s History program stand out?

Through the philosophy of Whole Person Education, we create an atmosphere of collaboration, nurture imagination and court the inspiration of the Holy Spirit by dedicating ourselves to being masters of our craft. As a student with us, you’ll experience the journey and joy of becoming an inspiring educator.

There are exciting opportunities to intern at places such as Tulsa Law Firms, Americorps.gov, Political Campaigns, Congressional Offices in Tulsa and Washington D.C., International Christian Concerns (ICC), and more! On top of this, you’ll learn directly from faith-grounded professionals who know what it takes to succeed in a today’s education industry. 

What about accreditation?

As a university, we meet the highest accreditation standards set by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Are there scholarships available?

Nearly 100% of our full-time, undergraduate residential students receive ORU grants and scholarships through academic achievement and through ORU’s premier scholarship opportunity of our Quest Whole Leader Scholarship. To learn more about financial aid, click here.

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