History, Secondary Certification Option

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in History (secondary certification option) is designed to prepare graduates for careers teaching history at the secondary education level.  The degree requires coursework in both U.S. and world history and includes three semesters of field experience in the classroom with a fourth semester dedicated to a teaching internship.  Coursework is designed to prepare students to succeed as teachers and to provide them with skills in research, writing, communication, interpretation, and analysis.

IMPORTANT:  Effective Fall 2014, all students who are majoring or minoring in History will be required to take HIST 3000: The Study of History either as a prerequisite or as a co-requisite for all 3000- and 4000-level history courses.  Non-majors are permitted to enroll in 3000- and 4000-level history courses as electives without having to satisfy this requirement. 

Area A: Essential Skills
Grades of C or better are required.
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
MATH 1111College Algebra3
or MATH 1001 Quantitative Skills/Reasoning
or MATH 1101 Intro to Mathematical Modeling
Area B: Institutional Options
COMM 1110Fundamentals of Speech3
(Prerequisite for EDUC 2110, EDUC 2120, and EDUC 2130. Grade of C or better required.)
One of the following electives:1
Argumentation and Advocacy
Intro to Greek Mythology
Creative Writing
Natural Hazards
Appalachian Hist-Special Topic
Sports Hist & Amer Character
Mystery Fiction in Pop Culture
Political and Social Rhetoric
Christian Fiction/Pop Culture
Health & Wellness Concepts
Race and Ethnicity in America
Area C: Humanities/Fine Arts
Choose one to two ENGL course(s):3-6
World Literature I
World Literature II
British Literature I
British Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
Intro to Film as Literature
If only one ENGL course chosen, add one of the following:0-3
Art Appreciation
Expressions of Culture I
Expressions of Culture II
Music Appreciation
World Music
American Music
Theatre Appreciation
Area D: Science/Mathematics/Technology
Two of the following Lab Science Electives:8
Environmental Studies
Principles of Biology I
Principles of Biology II
Principles of Botany
Entomology
Survey of Chemistry
Principles of Chemistry I
Principles of Chemistry II
Principles of Geology
Historical Geology
Geology & the Environment
Introductory Physics I
Introductory Physics II
Principles of Physics I
Principles of Physics II
One of the following electives:3-4
Astronomy of the Solar System
Stellar and Galactic Astronomy
Environmental Studies
Principles of Botany
Principles of Biology I
Principles of Biology II
Entomology
Survey of Chemistry
Principles of Chemistry I
Principles of Chemistry II
Computer Concepts/Programming
Principles of Programming I
Principles of Programming II
Principles of Geology
Historical Geology
Geology & the Environment
Precalculus Mathematics
Applied Calculus
Introduction to Statistics
Calculus and Analytic Geom I
Calculus and Analytic Geom II
Introductory Physics I
Introductory Physics II
Principles of Physics I
Principles of Physics II
Area E: Social Sciences
HIST 2111United States History to 18773
or HIST 2112 United States Hist since 1877
POLS 1101American Government3
PSYC 1101Introduction to Psychology3
One of the following electives:3
Intro to Cultural Anthropology
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Geography
Intro to Human Geography
Intro to Physical Geography
Intro to World Religions
State and Local Government
Area F: Major Field
Three of the following History Electives:9
World Civilization to 1650 CE
World Civilization since 1650
United States History to 1877
United States Hist since 1877
Choose French, German, or Spanish Language Sequence:6
Elementary French I
Elementary French II
Intermediate French I
Intermediate French II
OR
Elementary German I
Elementary German II
OR
Elementary Spanish I
Elementary Spanish II
Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish II
One of the following electives:3
Intro to Cultural Anthropology
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Geography
Intro to Human Geography
Intro to Physical Geography
Intro to World Religions
State and Local Government
Major Field Courses
HIST 3930History of Georgia3
HIST 3000The Study of History3
U.S. History
Four of the following courses:12
History of Appalachia
Amer Indian History to 1840
Amer Indian History since 1840
Colonial America
Revolutionary America
Jeffersonian/Jacksonian Amer
Civil War & Reconstruction
American Foreign Policy
Gilded Age/Progres Era America
America from WWI to WWII
Cold War America
The Old South
The New South
African-American Hist to 1877
African-Amer Hist since 1877
U.S. Women's History to 1877
U.S. Women's Hist since 1877
Non-U.S. History
Select one Africa course:3
History of Africa
The African Diaspora
Select one Latin American or Middle Eastern course:3
Colonial Latin America
Modern Latin America
History of the Middle East
Select one European course:3
Tudor-Stuart England
History of Britain since 1714
The British Empire
Europe in the Middle Ages
Renaissance and Reformation
Europe in the 19th Century
Europe in the 20th Century
Select one from the following:3
The Ancient Mediterranean
Traditional China
Modern China
World War I Era
World War II Era
France: 1660-1815
Modern Russia
Modern Germany
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Education Courses
Prior to enrollment in EDUC 2110, EDUC 2120, and EDUC 2130, students must have taken PSYC 1101, COMM 1110, and Area A courses with grades of C or better. Approved background check, proof of professional liability insurance, completion of the mandated reporter training course, and a passing score on an ethics assessment are also required. EDUC 2110, EDUC 2120, and EDUC 2130 must be completed with grades of C or better prior to acceptance into PES I.
EDUC 2110Investig Critical/Contem Issue (Includes 10 hrs of practicum )3
EDUC 2120Expl Socio-Cultural Perspect (Includes 10 hrs of practicum)3
EDUC 2130Exploring Learning/Teaching (Includes 10 hrs of practicum)3
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Professional Education Semester 1 (PES I) - Fall Semester
Prior to enrollment in PES I courses, students must be accepted into the Teacher Education Program and have completed HIST 3000 and 3 credit hours of 3000-level history courses with grades of C or better.
EDUC 3902Curric/Asses Secondary Teacher3
EDUC 3272Class Mgmt Sec Ed Field Exp I2
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Professional Education Semester 2 (PES II) - Spring Semester
Prior to enrollment in PES II courses, students must have completed EDUC 3902 and EDUC 3272 with grades of C or better and must have completed 12 credit hours (3000-level) of history courses with grades of C or better.
EDUC 4901Methods/Strat Teach Sec Stu3
EDUC 3273Class Mgmt Sec Ed Field Exp II2
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Professional Education Semester 3 (PES III) - Fall Semester
Prior to enrollment in PES III, students must have completed EDUC 3273 and EDUC 4901 with a C or better and must have completed 21 credit hours (3000-level) of history courses with grades of C or better.
EDUC 3120Teaching Diverse Learners(Sec)3
EDUC 3274Class Mgm Sec Ed Field Exp III2
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Professional Education Semester 4 (PES IV) - Spring Semester
Prior to enrollment in PES IV, students must have completed EDUC 3120, EDUC 3274, and 30 credit hours of 3000-level history courses with grades of C or better.
READ 3456Reading across Curric Sec Educ3
EDUC 4956Internship Sec School History8
EDUC 4953Teaching Internship Seminar1
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Physical Education
PHED Activity Elective1
Total Hours127-128