History is never truly past, especially when you are guiding students to understand people in different times and places. We can help you teach history today!

Teaching History

History classes offer a chance to improve many academic skills, including reading, writing, and analytic thinking. Most importantly, history teachers help students better understand the world in which they live. If you are a history buff who feels passionate about passing on your knowledge and opening students' eyes to the importance of history, you're a teacher!

We look for candidates interested in teaching the range of middle or high school social studies, including American or U.S. History, European History, Ancient History, Non-Western History, Political Science, Government, and Humanities. Independent schools seek out teachers who are also excited to help with extra-curriculars such as Model UN, Quiz Bowl, or debate.

Teaching History at an Independent School

In a private/independent school, history teachers enjoy small class sizes conducive for differentiated instruction, allowing you to give students the individual attention that they deserve. 

Teachers can truly get to know all their students as well as others throughout the school community. The community is what private schools are all about. Teachers find that the focus is not on standardized testing, but instead curricular innovation, collaboration, and nurturing a love of learning in students.

History Teacher Requirements

• Degree(s) in History, Social Studies Education, or a related field

• Enthusiasm for teaching history and working with students in an independent, private, boarding or college preparatory setting

• State teaching licensure/certification is a plus, but is NOT a hiring prerequisite

  • Southern Teachers has been a great long-term partner in our hiring. Taking the time and making the effort to know our school and its culture has built a relationship that has allowed you to send us better candidates.

    DuBose EglestonCharleston, SC


  • At each juncture in my career, I have reconnected with Southern Teachers. They are unique among teacher agencies in that they commit time and resources to knowing candidates and building partnerships with them.

    Marie Reed Charlottesville, VA


  • Southern Teachers is one of the easiest placement organizations I have worked with. Your staff is accessible, supportive, and sustains a high level of engagement. Your website is easy to navigate and the video introductions of candidates are a real plus.

    Garhett WagersHouston, TX


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