If you can picture yourself sharing with young people your passion for history and the American political system, we invite you to join our dynamic team of teachers and learners in an exciting journey to realize your potential and fulfill your promise as a history teacher. Our History Secondary Education degree program provides a comprehensive history background along with all of the requirements for secondary teacher licensure.

University of Jamestown History Secondary Education Distinctions

As a History Secondary Education major at University of Jamestown, you’ll benefit from:

  • Numerous hands-on opportunities to meet and work with educators and students in the community
  • The latest information with regard to legislation and regulations affecting the teaching profession
  • Small class sizes with the focus on excellence in teaching and student learning
  • Significant opportunities for international study, hands-on field experience, and co-curricular activities


Proven success

  • 99% average placement rate within six months after graduation for recent graduating seniors
  • University of Jamestown students are equipped with the skills necessary to face the demands and challenges of the teaching profession and who are well-prepared and confident that they will make an important difference in the lives of children and young adults.
  • Students are encouraged to join the Student North Dakota Education Association, a professional organization which exposes members to greater knowledge of their field and provides opportunities to meet other education students and professionals. Other organizations in early childhood education, reading, mathematics, and science also afford opportunities for participation.
  • Eligible students are invited to join Pi Lambda Theta, the international honor society and professional association in education.
Specific coursework for this major is outlined in the downloadable courses and requirements. Courses & Requirements

Our Academic Catalogs provide information on policies and procedures, the admissions process, programs of study, and degree requirements.

As course offerings can change from semester to semester, working with the Registrar’s office will ensure that your courses are kept on schedule so that you can graduate in four years.

Mark Joy, PhDProfessor

Certifications/Degrees: PhD, American History, Kansas State University
Teaches: U.S. history surveys, specialized courses in American Religion, the American West, the Civil War and Reconstruction Era, and American Economic History

thomasJohnson-sm Thomas Johnson, PhDProfessor

Certifications/Degrees: PhD, International Relations, American University
Teaches: American Politics, Comparative Government, International Relations, Political Theory, Pre-Law, and Chinese and Indian History

Bratton-Tim Timothy Bratton, PhDProfessor

Certifications/Degrees: PhD, Medieval History & Philosophy of History, Bryn Mawr College
Teaches: Ancient through Modern European History, Islamic History, and Disease in History

Adjunct Faculty
  • University of Jamestown
    History - Political Science Department
    6045 College Lane
    Jamestown ND, 58405

  • Mark Joy, PhD Professor & Department Chair