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Requirements for the Secondary Education Teacher Certification

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

History majors seeking secondary education teacher certification must use EDU 452 in place of HIS 590.

History majors seeking secondary education teacher certification must include HIS 210 as one of the two courses in the distribution of American history.

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

ECO 150 Economic Reasoning
GEO 101 World Geography
PS 102 American Politics
PS 104 International Relations
SOC 101 Principles of Sociology OR SOC 105 Cultural Anthropology

They are also strongly encouraged to take HIS 450 - Teaching Social Studies in Secondary Schools (2 credits).

The prerequisites for admission to the Senior Teaching and Learning Block in Education are cumulative GPA of 3.000 in all college work and a 3.000 in the major.

Students who are interested in secondary education should contact the chair of the School of Education as soon as possible for complete information. If all requirements are to be completed in four years, careful planning in both the major field and in the minor is essential.


What can you do with a History degree?

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