Teaching History Courses

Develop skills and knowledge of history teaching to bring to the classroom. Explore a range of historic events and learn to teach them.

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We offer a flexible and accessible way for teachers to learn and progress in their careers. With our courses, you can:

  • Broaden your knowledge about specific subjects and historical periods
  • Learn new ways of teaching students about different areas of history
  • Update your knowledge on changes in best practice and perspectives on historical subject matter
  • Discover different tools and resources available to history teachers

The process for becoming a history teacher varies depending on your education, location, and who you want to teach. Typically, you’ll need to:

  • Complete an undergraduate degree in history or a related subject · Complete relevant training courses in history (if you don’t have an undergraduate degree in history or a related subject,)
  • Complete a teacher training certification
  • Gain experience in a history education environment (for example: through an internship or work placement, as a newly qualified teacher, or as a teaching assistant)
  • Seek out and apply for history teacher roles

Our history teacher training courses are a great resource for history teachers or anyone interested in becoming one. With FutureLearn, you can enjoy:

  • Flexibility: Learn at your own pace and complete short or long-form courses that fit around your lifestyle and routine
  • World-class material: Access courses from the world’s leading institutions, taught by top experts
  • Variety: Highly specialised courses across a variety of subjects and disciplines, as well as courses that provide a holistic or comprehensive overview of a topic
  • Affordability: Explore unlimited, our subscription option that gives you limitless access to course material

Online courses for history teachers

Our courses for history teachers provide you with the tools and knowledge to create more engaging lessons. We’ll help you deepen your understanding of complex historical events and give you the confidence to share your knowledge.

With specialised courses from leading educators, you’ll learn how to make the most of the historical resources around you. From local institutions like museums and galleries to materials and resources available online, find new ways to connect with your students.

Broaden your history knowledge and gain CPD accreditations

Looking to progress in your teaching career? Our flexible online teaching history courses are designed to fit flexibly around your routine while giving you valuable CPD accreditations to boost your CV.

Working alongside our experts, learn how to plan lessons about significant historical events like the Holocaust or important topics like black British history. Whether you’re looking to broaden your knowledge about specialised topics or simply want to diversify your history teaching methods, we have a wide variety of courses to help you reach your goals.

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