History with Initial Teacher Licensure Concentration

Students within our History major can pursue initial licensure as high school history teachers. This program provides students with a broad introduction to high school teaching and specific instruction in the theory, research and practice of secondary History teaching.

Students engage in field-based experiences in the school setting supervised by our faculty through on-site pre-practicum experiences couples with each teaching course and a formal teaching practicum as the capstone experience.

Our graduates are prepared for advanced degree programs as well as careers in public history and teaching. History/secondary education majors graduate with initial licensure from an accredited program that offers a broad introduction to high school teaching, specific instruction in the theory and practice of secondary history teaching, and field-based experiences in the school setting supervised by our faculty.

Bachelor of Science in History with Initial Teacher Licensure Concentration

Students within our History major can pursue initial licensure as high school History teachers. This program provides students with both a broad introduction to high school teaching and specific instruction in the theory, research and practice of secondary History teaching. Students engage in field-based experiences in the school setting supervised by our faculty through on-site pre-practicum experiences coupled with each teaching course and a formal teaching practicum as well as the capstone experience. This program is nationally accredited by The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and boasts graduates working in high schools throughout the region.

Students interested in pursuing Initial Teacher Licensure must apply for formal admission to the program.

For information about undergraduate requirements in teacher preparation, see the section titled: Teacher Preparation Programs (Undergraduate).

Core Courses for Initial Teacher Licensure in History

HIST 2860 Introduction to Teaching Secondary School*** 3 cr
ENGL 4700 Teaching Reading and Writing Across the Content Area*** 3 cr
SPED 3800 Secondary Program for Adolescent with Special Needs*** 3 cr
HIST 4850 Special Methods of Teaching History**** 3 cr
HIST 4860 History Practicum* AND 3 cr
HIST 4861 History Practicum Seminar 3 cr
HIST 4870 History Practicum II* 3 cr

NCSS Standards

ECON 1100 Macroeconomics 3 cr
ECON 2140 U.S. Economic History 3 cr
ECON 1200 Microeconomics 3 cr
GEOG 1100 Principles of Human Geography 3 cr
POLS 1000 U.S. Government 3 cr.
POLS 2500 Political Systems of the Modern World 3 cr
PSY 1100 General Psychology 3 cr

*Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from prepracticum as well as practicum sites.

**POLS 2500 requires IDIS 1200 (Introduction to International Studies) or IDIS 1800 (Global Issues) as a prerequisite.

***Students must have an overall GPA of 2.5 to take any of these courses.

****Students must have an overall GPA of 2.75, 3.0 in the major courses and passing score on the MTEL Communication and Literacy and Subject Area Exam.

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