Program Overview

Bucks County Community College offers an Associates in Secondary Education: History for students interested in developing a scholarly understanding of history and historic events with the purpose for future employment as an educator or teacher specializing in the teaching of history. Students will develop knowledge regarding history in addition to developing an understanding of processes and practices relating to education.  

Students will focus on a curriculum that emphasizes history and historical events as part of a general education program for future educators. Those classes include English composition, effective speaking, foundations of education, introduction to psychology, educational psychology, history of western civilization, young America in U.S. history, modern America in U.S. history, American national government, social perspectives, cultural perspectives, college level mathematics, college level sciences, integration of knowledge, and personal health.

Upon completing the program, students will have demonstrated knowledge of general topics in education and history for the purpose of future employment as an educator.  Qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to demonstrate understanding of the major developments in American history, world history, and western civilization, to demonstrate knowledge of various non-Western civilizations, to demonstrate the capacity to articulate the distinctiveness and connections of different periods of history, to demonstrate the capacity to distinguish between primary and secondary sources in research and determine their appropriate use in research projects, and to demonstrate the capability to main approaches and methodologies within the field of history.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education


    Requires 60-62 credit hours for completion. Placement test (exempt for recent graduates with a 3.0 GPA or higher in high school).

    School Overview

    Established in 1964, Bucks County Community College is a two-year, public institution of higher education, with a main campus located in the city of Newtown, Pennsylvania. The mission of the school states: “Bucks County Community College provides a diverse community of learners with exemplary, accessible educational opportunities and the personal connections that foster success.”

    Bucks County Community College offers more than seventy program options, offering associate’s degrees, including transfer programs, and certificate options. Popular majors at BCCC include: business administration, education, liberal arts, and nursing. Along with academic degree programs, the Continuing Education and Workforce Development supports ongoing trainings for area businesses and students, provides adult learning assistance and skills training, and offers in-school youth programs. ELearning programs at Bucks County Community College range from two-year degrees that can be completed entirely online to hybrid programs of study.


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