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What is the course of study to become a world history teacher?

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A bachelor's degree in history with a minor in education or vice versa is the recommended course of study for becoming a middle school or high school world history teacher. Aspiring middle school teachers should study elementary education; those looking to teach high school should study secondary education.

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Most programs require two semesters of student teaching, though this may vary by state. For both middle and high school teaching, a master's degree is preferred. Students wishing to teach at a two-year college level need at least a master's degree. For four-year college teaching jobs, students must get a doctoral degree in history.

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