While a B.A. in History, Secondary Teaching Certification might not “make you rich,” in this field you will definitely find enrichment through teaching. History is an essential part of high school curriculum, whether in public or private schools, and excellent teachers are always in demand. Having specialties in several areas of history is sure to make a graduate even more valuable.
Southwestern Adventist University history graduates have done very well with this degree as high school teachers, and some have used this degree as the foundation for master's work that has then led to a position in school administration.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there is an expected 4% growth of high school teaching positions. That amounts to 38,200 job openings between 2018-2028. This is due to both the retirement of veteran teachers and the decline in student/teacher ratios.
A B.A. in History, Secondary Teaching Certification is an excellent foundation for graduate study entry-level teaching jobs. Pairing this degree with a modern language minor can make you even more valuable to school districts because of the diversity of cultures and languages found in schools today (and perhaps earn you a boost in pay).