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History B.A./B.S. - Emphasis in History 7-12 Teaching Certification


The purpose of this bachelor's degree is for students to become trained in the discipline of history. The objectives of this program are to acquaint students with the human past; to provide insight into the nature of the historic process; and to teach students to analyze and think critically about historical works and issues, and express their judgments clearly in writing. At the conclusion of this program students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of historiography, that is, a familiarity with a range of historical methods, theories, and schools of interpretation. They will also be able to research and write thesis-driven papers on historical topics, using appropriate sources.

This particular emphasis is designed to prepare students to become certified to teach high school history.

Core Curriculum Courses
See the Core Curriculum Requirements42
Required courses in the major
HIST 303GLB/Historical Geography3
HIST 305GLB/World History to 17th Century3
HIST 306GLB/The Modern World3
HIST 360Themes in World History3
HIST 415History of Texas3
HIST 492Senior Research Seminar3
Early European History:
Choose 3 sh from the following: 3
Ancient and Medieval Europe
A Feudal Society
The European Reformations
Modern European:
Choose 3 sh from the following: 3
Europe in the Age of Enlightenment and Revolution
Women and Gender in European History
Modern Europe, 1848-1991
Urban Underworlds
Asian History:
Choose 3 sh from the following:3
Modern East Asia
Modern India
Latin American History:
Choose 3 sh from the following: 3
Colonial Latin America
Latin America in the Modern Period
Early U.S. History:
Choose 3 sh from the following: 3
Colonial North America to 1775
Revolutionary America 1775-1850
Religion in Early American History
Modern U.S. History:
Choose 3 sh from the following: 3
Women, Gender & Sexuality in United States History
Civil War & Reconstruction
Modern United States 1850-1920
The Twentieth-Century United States
Civil Rights Movement 1940-1968
Race and Education in the Twentieth-Century United States
Themes in Southern United States History
Plus choose 3 sh from the following:
any 300- or 400-level Hist course3
Teacher Education Courses
RDG 380Comprehension and Vocabulary in Middle and High Schools3
SED 300Teaching Profession3
SED 400Pedagogy and Classroom Management in Field-based Environments3
SED 401Technology Infused Curriculum and Assessment in Field-based Environments3
SED 404Secondary Teaching Practicum3
SED 405Secondary Residency in Teaching6
Support Courses
PSY 300Learning Processes and Development3
Electives Required
15 semester hours required15
Total Hours120

Other Requirements

A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in all History courses required for this major. Fifteen semester hours of History must be taken at Texas A&M University-Commerce.