Division of Social Sciences and Human Services

Historians study the historical aspects of human society. Their research helps us understand the different ways in which individuals and groups make decisions, exercise power and respond to change. Historians research, analyze and interpret the past. They use many sources of information in their research, including government and institutional records, newspapers and other periodicals, photographs, interviews, films and unpublished manuscripts such as personal diaries and letters to build a picture of past events. Historians usually specialize in a specific country or region; in a particular time period; or in a particular field, such as social, histories.

Other historians help study and preserve archival materials, artifacts and historic buildings and sites. There are a number of fields that require education, training and personal qualities similar to those of historians. If you earn a degree in history it may be a good foundation for a career as a lawyer; reporter or correspondent; social worker; middle and high schools; college or university faculty; counselor; research assistant; administrative aide or management or sales trainee.

Educational Opportunities in History

Associate of Arts
The associate of arts is for students who want to pursue bachelor’s degrees in history by completing the first two or more years at LCCC. Students completing the associate of arts degree may transfer with junior (or higher) standing to the four-year university or college of their choice. Students may also select the associate of arts degree if they wish to complete the first two or more years of a bachelor’s degree program at LCCC in program fields such as fine art, computer art, graphic design, liberal arts, business, music, political science, psychology, social work, sociology, theater, urban studies, elementary education and secondary education.

There are virtually no limitations to the programs that can be pursued as LCCC can customize associate of arts programs to meet the transfer college/university’s requirements.  The associate of arts program may be completed in two years, if taken on a full-time basis.

Educational Opportunities through LCCC’s University Partnership

Bachelor of Science in Education Middle Childhood Licensure (Grades 4-9)
The Ashland education program is based on current research, effective practice and dynamic collaborative relationships among Ashland faculty, pre-K through 12th-grade teachers and administrators. The program is implemented through diverse experiences in university classes, field/clinical experiences, model sites and professional development centers. Ashland University believes that a professional educator is a reflective practitioner who links practice with theory in the following ways:

  • Works cooperatively and collaboratively with all members of the educational community
  • Communicates clearly and effectively through a variety of means
  • Demonstrates understanding of human development, cultural diversity, socioeconomic influences and learning differences, thereby enabling all children to learn and contribute
  • Employs research in areas such as learning theory and instructional methodology
  • Uses a variety of appropriate assessment techniques to enhance learning
  • Masters appropriate disciplines so as to engage students in meaningful, active academic study
  • Integrates educational technology in the teaching and learning process
  • Assumes the lifelong responsibility to grow academically, professionally and personally

Bachelor Plus in Graduate Education for Teacher Licensure
The bachelor plus program is a graduate program designed to provide initial teacher licensure to people who hold bachelor degrees from accredited colleges or universities in fields other than education. The bachelor plus program is fully state-approved and leads to teacher licensure by the Ohio Department of Education. Some course work earns graduate credit. However, some undergraduate courses are necessary in each program teaching area.

Ashland University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation includes the basic and advanced levels of professional education programs offered at the institution

Graduate courses are generally taught in late afternoon or evenings so that candidates may hold full- or part-time jobs while doing the course work. Courses are taught by qualified faculty from the various colleges/departments and are designed to provide the candidate with the necessary background in educational concepts, planning, teaching styles, classroom management, and area content. Classroom field experiences are included and scheduled early in the program to provide actual classroom experience.

Student teaching is taken near the end of the program. The length of time needed to complete the program is dependent upon the number of courses to be taken by individuals based on their pre-admittance evaluation.

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