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History

Requirements for the Secondary Education Teacher Certification

Students seeking secondary education teacher certification in social studies with a major in history must take the following courses and complete all of the requirements for a minor in Secondary Education.

History Courses:

HIS 101 History of Civilization to 1715
HIS 102 History of Civilization from 1715
HIS 210 History of Pennsylvania
HIS 410 Historical Methods and Analysis
HIS 420 Historiography
HIS 601 History Capstone

And two of the following U.S. history courses:

HIS 105 America to 1877
HIS 106 America since 1865
HIS 202 Native American Culture and the Frontier Experience
HIS 221 History of U.S. Popular Culture
HIS 222 Social and Intellectual History of the United States
HIS 223 African-American History
HIS 225 From Elvis to Watergate: American History from 1945-1974
HIS 226 The American Civil War
HIS 229 History of U.S. Foreign Relations

And one non-western history course:
HIS 251 Medieval and Early Modern Russia
HIS 252 Modern Russia
HIS 253 The Baptism of Rus: A History of Religion in Russia
HIS 261 China
HIS 262 Japan
HIS 271 Latin America to 1825
HIS 272 Latin America from 1825
HIS 281 Africa to 1800
HIS 282 Africa since 1800

And one special topics history course:

Any course numbered 301-320, for example:
HIS 301 America in the 1960s
HIS 302 The American Civil War
HIS 303 The Vietnam War
HIS 305 Marriage, Family and Sexuality in History
HIS 306 America in the Age of Revolution
HIS 307 Monarchs and Dynasties
HIS 308 Cold War
HIS 309 Prisons, Asylums, Orphanages, and Other Homes for the Disconnected
HIS 310 Slavery in America
HIS 311 South Africa
HIS 312 Topics in History and Film
HIS 314 Disease in U.S. History

And two history elective courses from any of the above distributions.

Also, students must select courses from the above that concurrently fulfill a chronological distribution consisting of one course whose content is focused on each of the following periods:

Ancient/Medieval (prior to 1300): HIS 232, HIS 233, HIS 234, HIS 235, OR HIS 281

Early Modern (1300-1789): HIS 105, HIS 240, HIS 241, HIS 242, HIS 251, OR HIS 271

Modern (after 1789): HIS 106, HIS 221, HIS 222, HIS 223, HIS 225, HIS 226, HIS 229, HIS 243, HIS 245, HIS 246, HIS 249, HIS 252, HIS 253, HIS 272, OR HIS 282

Students interested in secondary education must also take the following supporting courses:

ECO 150 Principles of Microeconomics
GEO 101 World Geography
PS 102 American National Government
PS 104 International Politics
SOC 101 Principles of Sociology OR SOC 105 Cultural Anthropology

 

What can you do with a History degree?

Imagine yourself a teacher, lawyer, financial or policy analyst, minister, museum curator, archeologist, or librarian.