Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in History with Certification

The Division of Social Sciences offers either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree in History with certification that prepares students to meet Missouri state certification requirements for teaching history, government, economics, behavioral science, and geography in grades 9-12.

Common Core: See Common Core requirements

Required Courses from General Education:

HI117   Development of the United States I (3)

PS101   U.S. Government (3)

Physical Science with a laboratory (4)

One (1) from the following:

EC122   Economics for Educators (3)

EC201   Macroeconomics (3)

EC202   Microeconomics (3)

Tier Two: Additional General Education Requirements (21-24 Hours)

Humanities or Fine Arts:

 9 hours (BA)

 6 hours (BS)

Social Sciences (CJ, CT, EC, HI, PS, PY, or SO): See guidelines.

3 hours (BA)

 6 hours (BS)

Additional Science with Lab: Biological Science w/ lab (4)

3-4 hours

BA Foreign Language (a single language)

BS Analytical Skills: See guidelines.

  • Must include HI331 Research Design and Data Analysis in the Social Sciences (3) AND ED122 Education Technology (2).

6-8 hours

History Major Requirements (39 hours)

Required History Courses (18 hours):

HI101  World History I (3)

HI102  World History II (3)

HI118  Development of the United States II (3)

HI205  World Geography (3)

HI480  Senior Thesis (3) (Capstone) Students must also complete the program’s exit assessment examination in this class

World or European History (3 hours):

HI204  World Cultures (3)

HI314  History and Politics of Russia (3)

HI315  The History and Politics of England (3)

HI354  The Vietnam War: An International History (3)

HI260/360  Special Problems in History (1-5)

HI268/368  Internship & Field Exp. in History (1-5)

HI290/390  Special Topics in History (1-5)

 

Psychology or Sociology (6 hours)

Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology (3)

Upper-level American History (6 hours):

HI303  The African-American Experience (3)

HI306  The Civil War and Reconstruction (3)

HI307  The History and Politics of Missouri (3)

HI312  U.S. Foreign Affairs (3)

HI316  U.S. Intellectual/Cultural History to 1865 (3)

HI318  U.S. Intellectual/Cultural History Since 1859 (3)

HI/PS319  The American Presidency, Past and Present (3)

HI320  The American Way of War (3)

HI340  Teaching with Historic Places (3)

HI352  Contemporary U.S. History (3)

HI260/360  Special Problems in History (1-5)

HI268/368  Internship & Field Exp. in History (1-5)

HI290/390  Special Topics in History (105)

 

American Political Institutions (3 hours):

PS308  Constitutional Law and the Judicial Process (3)

PS318  Legislative Politics (3)

PS319  The American Presidency, Past and Present (3)

Professional Education Requirements (31-33 Hours)

ED101  Introduction to Teaching (2)

ED102  Introduction to Teaching Practicum (1)

ED122  Education Technology (2) [if not taken in Tier Two]

ED370SS  The Teaching of Social Science in High School (3)

ED453  General Methods Teaching (2)

ED454  Student Teaching Seminar/Methods (2)         

ED462  Supervised Student Teaching (Capstone) (10)

ED471  Teaching Reading in the Secondary School (2)

PY210  Educational Psychology (3)

PY223  Developmental Psychology (3)

PY342  Psychology of the Exceptional Child (2)

PY343  Psychology of the Exceptional Child Practicum (1)

Electives (To Complete Min. 124 Hours)

 
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