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HISTORY MAJOR FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL TEACHING CERTIFICATE (6-12)/BACHELOR OF ARTS
Total Credit Hours: 128
Major Credit Hours: 36
The Department of History features a fully approved History program that prepares candidates to teach grades 6-12 in Illinois public and private schools. The program is approved by the State Teacher Certification Board, in conjunction with the Illinois State Board of Education, and includes all the requirements for a major in History. History majors in this specialization must declare a major in Secondary Education. See advisors in the Department of History and College of Education for specific approval and a list of required courses.
Teacher Candidates seeking a Type 09 Teaching Certificate in Social Science with a designation in History must complete the following coursework in the content area as well as professional education courses. For a detailed description of the courses please click on the appropriate link.
History majors must select History electives from courses numbered 200 and above. No 100-level History courses, except for Culture and Civilization I and II (09-101 and 09-102), may count toward the 36 credit hours required by the major. (See Core Courses below.)
I. Core Courses in History Major for Teaching Certification (36)
A. General Requirements (12)
09-101 Culture and Civilization I (3)
09-102 Culture and Civilization II (3)
09-203 Historiography I: Sophomore Writing Seminar (1)
09-403 Historiography II: Senior Research Seminar (2)
09-236 History of Illinois (3)
B. Choose one of the following courses in United States history (3)
09-320 United States Colonial and National History (3)
09-322 U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction (3)
09-323 The Emergence of Modern America, 1877-1941 (3)
09-325 United States Since 1941 (3)
C. Select courses in each of the following areas: (12)
United States History (3)
European History (3)
Outside the European and United States Experience (6)
D. Select three Department of History course electives: (9)
E. The advanced writing general education requirement is satisfied through the successful completion of Historiography I and II (09-203 and 09-403).
II. Required Social Science Courses (10)
04-195 The American Economy (3)
04-200 Basic Macroeconomics (3)
26-100 General Psychology (3)
18-200 American National Government (3)
09-397 Workshop in History (1-3)
III. Students must consult with their College of Education advisor for additional courses in the teaching minor in the social sciences (approximately 9 credit hours).
IV. Please see Secondary Education / Bachelor of Arts for required Education courses.