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Teaching Specialty - History

Major Requirements

Major: History Education

Degree Type: B.A. or B.S.
Required Degree Credits to Graduate: 12

General Education Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree

  • A list of approved general education courses is available here .
  • General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable. Students should carefully review the major, minor, and program emphases requirements for minimum grade restrictions, should they apply.
Communication (C)12
College Composition I
College Composition II
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Upper Division Writing
Quantitative Reasoning (R) 3
Science and Technology (S) 10
Humanities and Fine Arts (A) 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) 6
Wellness (W) 2
Cultural Diversity (D) *†
Global Perspectives (G) *†
Total Credits39

 May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.

 May be satisfied with courses required in the major. Review major requirements to determine if a specific upper division writing course is required.

Major Requirements

History 100-200 Level Courses9
History 300-400 Level Courses9
HIST 390Historical Research and Writing (May satisfy general education category C)3
HIST 489Senior Seminar (Capstone) Prerequisite HIST 3903
Distribution Requirement: Select 6 credits from each of the 3 categories.18
North American History (6 cr):
Revolutionary America
U.S. History 1829-1917 I
U.S. History 1829-1917 II
U.S. History 1917-Present I
U.S. History 1917-Present II
The North American Plains
Environmental History
American Frontier to 1850
American West Since 1850
European History (6 cr):
History of Christianity
Ancient History
Medieval History
Renaissance And Reformation
The Eighteenth Century
Europe 1815-1914
Europe Since 1914
Germany since 1750
Imperial Spain
History Of Russia II
Widening Horizons (6 cr):
Australia & New Zealand
The Ottoman Empire
Modern Latin America I
Modern Latin America II
Colonial Mexico
Modern Mexico
Slavery in the Atlantic World
History of Modern China from 1600
History of Japan
Vietnam: 125 Years of Conflict
Cultures and Civilizations of the Pre-modern World
Cultural Exchange and the Making of the Modern World
Additional Major/Minor/Electives9
Of these nine credits, at least one course in political science, geography, economics, sociology, anthropology or psychology is required beyond the introductory level.
Professional Education Requirements
EDUC 321Introduction to Teaching3
EDUC 322Educational Psychology3
EDUC 451Instructional Planning, Methods and Assessment3
EDUC 481Classroom Practice Methods of Teaching I: (Soc Sci)3
EDUC 485Student Teaching Seminar1
EDUC 486Classroom Management for Diverse Learners3
EDUC 487Student Teaching9
EDUC 488Applied Student Teaching3
EDUC 489Teaching Students of Diverse Backgrounds3
Total Credits82

Degree Requirements and Notes

  • A GPA of 2.75 or better in the teaching specialty is required for placement in student teaching and exit from the program. 
  • A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in all Professional Education Requirement courses.
  • A GPA of 2.75 or better in professional education as well as passing the appropriate Praxis II exam are required to exit the program.
  • Courses taken Pass/Fail will not be used to satisfy any requirements other than total credits.