Bethany Jay


Professional Details

Title Associate Professor
Department History
Office Sullivan Building 102C
Phone 978.542.7349
Email bethany.jay@salemstate.edu
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Recent and Upcoming Courses

EDC 773 Methods of Teaching History and the Social Sciences II
EDC 882P Student Teaching Practicum in History (8-12)
EDC 882PS Practicum Seminar in Teaching History
FYHI 100 First Year Seminar (history)
HST 104 Conquest, Slavery and Revolution in the Atlantic World
HST 200 Historiography
HST 204 U.s. History and Constitutional Government I
HST 216 History of the African American I
HST 311 Historical Heritage of the North Shore
HST 315 Civil War and Reconstruction
HST 500 Directed Study in History
HST 706 Institute: Preserving the Past: Enrichment of the Social Studies Curriculum
HST 811 The Civil War
HST 994 Directed Study in Portfolio

Professional Biography

Bethany Jay earned her PhD in history from Boston College. Prior to coming to Salem State, Bethany was the academic director of several Teaching American History grants. Also trained as a nineteenth-century American historian, Bethany is completing her manuscript entitled Understanding and Teaching American Slavery, an edited collection of essays to provide content and strategies to teach this difficult subject. Bethany regularly teaches HST 702 Methods, Techniques, and Strategies for Teaching History in the graduate program.