"student learning," "classroom management," and "instructional materials" aren't the only skills we found history teachers list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of history teacher responsibilities that we found, including:
Before becoming a history teacher, 68.5% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 24.2% history teachers went for the extra education. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it may be impossible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, most history teachers have a college degree. But about one out of every nine history teachers didn't attend college at all.
Those history teachers who do attend college, typically earn either history degrees or education degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for history teachers include elementary education degrees or political science degrees.
Once you're ready to become a history teacher, you should explore the companies that typically hire history teachers. According to history teacher resumes that we searched through, history teachers are hired the most by Boston Public Library, ChanceLight Behavioral Health, Therapy & Education, and Friends School of Baltimore. Currently, Boston Public Library has 2 history teacher job openings, while there are 1 at ChanceLight Behavioral Health, Therapy & Education and 1 at Friends School of Baltimore.
Since salary is important to some history teachers, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Washington University in St. Louis, University of Oklahoma, and Cornell University. If you were to take a closer look at Washington University in St. Louis, you'd find that the average history teacher salary is $90,105. Then at University of Oklahoma, history teachers receive an average salary of $85,116, while the salary at Cornell University is $84,400.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a history teacher include Potomac High School, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, and Riverhead Middle School. These three companies were found to hire the most history teachers from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.