College of Arts and Sciences

Department of History

Certifying into History Education

A student may certify a major in history upon completing 24 credits with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Those interested in a teaching option should consult with the College of Education concerning certification requirements for teaching. Students majoring in history should have a strong and broad high school background in humanities, social science, and languages, and are encouraged to get a second endorsement.

Bachelor of Arts in History with a Major in History Education
(42 hours)

Required History Courses
Hist 101: Classical and Christian Europe
Hist 102: Modern Europe
Hist 110: American History to 1877
Hist 111: American History since 1877
Hist 300: Writing about History
Hist 422: History of the Pacific Northwest
Hist 469: Seminar in History
Hist 480: Methods of Teaching Social Studies
Two (2) from Hist 230, 231, 270, 271, 272, 273, 275 (must be from different groupings)
U.S. Early: One (1) from Hist 411, 413, 414, 415, 416
U.S. Modern: One (1) from Hist 412, 417, 418, 419
Global/non-Western upper-division: one (1) course
European upper-division: one (1) course
Pol S 101
EconS 102

Courses used to complete the history degree and the College of Education requirements must be passed with a grade of C or better.

NOTE: Additional courses are necessary to complete the education requirements for the history education option. For a complete listing of requirements, see the College of Education's Web site. The College of Education requires applicants for admission to the Teacher Education Preparation program to apply on-line.


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