Feb 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

History Social Studies Teaching, BA


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This major satisfies the endorsements for history and social studies. This major is designed for students in the secondary Teacher Certification Program. Students taking this major are required to declare and complete the Secondary Education major offered through the Department of Curriculum, Supervision, and Educational Leadership.

Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Civics–The candidate has knowledge of our American democracy including its foundations, principles, perennial issues/tensions, development, and ways for citizens to participate in civic and democratic processes at the local, state, tribal, national, and international levels.
  • Economics–The candidate understands the concepts and tools necessary for an economic way of thinking, the interaction of buyers and sellers in markets, the workings of national economies, and interactions within the global marketplace.  
  • Geography–The candidate applies and demonstrates knowledge of geography and how geographic features and human cultures interact.
  • History–The candidate understands historical thinking as a process of chronological reasoning which includes knowing and examining issues of causality, connections, significance, and context with the goal of developing credible explanations of historical events and developments (including local, state, tribal, national, regional, world) based on reasoned interpretation of evidence. 

Required Courses


Select from the following - Credits: 20


Select from the following - Credits: 15


  • Upper-division U.S. History Credits: (5)
  • Upper-division Electives Credits: (10)
    The elective credits must include at least 5 credits each from two of the following fields: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, World/Transcontinental.

Select from the following - Credits: 5


Total Credits: 77-79


Secondary Education Program Credits: 51-55 (or Professional Education Program Credits: 50)


Professional Education Program  
Secondary Education Program 

Total Credits: 128-134


College and Department Information


History Department  
College of Arts and Humanities  

Online Availability
The program does not have a designated online only option.

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