History Major for the High School Teaching License (9-12) / Bachelor of Arts

Total Credit Hours: 128
Major Credit Hours: 36

The Department of History features a fully approved History program that prepares candidates to teach grades 9-12 in Illinois public and private schools.  The program is approved by the State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board in conjunction with the Illinois State Board of Education and includes all the requirements for a major in History.  History majors in this concentration must declare majors in both History and Secondary Education. See advisors in the Department of History and College of Education for specific approval and a list of required courses.

Teacher Candidates seeking a Professional Educator License with a History Endorsement must complete all requirements of the College of Education (College of Education) and the following coursework in the content area as well as professional education courses. For a detailed description of the courses, please click on the appropriate link. Only grades of “C” and above are acceptable in professional education courses and in any courses counted toward any endorsement or certificate. A “C-” or lower grade will require that the course be repeated.

Degree Requirements

Program: BA-HIST-A
Concentration: SCED

History majors must select History electives from courses numbered 20000 and above.  No 10000-level History courses, except for Culture and Civilization 1 and 2 (HIST 10100 and HIST 10200), may count toward the 36 credit hours required by the major.  (See Core Courses below.)

I. Core Courses in History Major for Teacher Licensure (36)

A. General Requirements

HIST-10100Culture and Civilization 1

3

HIST-10200Culture and Civilization 2

3

HIST-20300Historiography 1: Sophomore Writing Seminar

1

HIST-40300Historiography 2: Senior Research Seminar

2

HIST-23600History of Illinois

3

B. Choose one of the following courses in United States History:

HIST-32000United States Colonial and National History

3

HIST-32200U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction

3

HIST-32300The Emergence of Modern America, 1877-1941

3

HIST-32500United States Since 1941

3

C. Select History courses in each of the following areas:

United States History (3)
HIST-11100Survey of United States History to 1876

3

HIST-11200Survey of United States History Since 1876

3

HIST-23600History of Illinois

3

HIST-32000United States Colonial and National History

3

HIST-32200U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction

3

HIST-32300The Emergence of Modern America, 1877-1941

3

HIST-32500United States Since 1941

3

HIST-32600U. S. Urban History

3

HIST-33100A History of the U.S. Military

3

HIST-33300The American Presidency

3

HIST-33400African-American History 1

3

HIST-33600Native American History

3

HIST-33700Immigration, Ethnicity, and Race in American History

3

HIST-33800U.S. Women's History

3

European History (3)
HIST-34400History of Western Ideas

3

HIST-35000History of the British Empire

3

HIST-36700Ancient World to 476 AD

3

HIST-36800Medieval Europe (476-1500)

3

HIST-36900Early Modern Europe (1500-1815)

3

HIST-37200Modern Europe (1815-Present)

3

HIST-38000History of Ireland

3

HIST-38100History of England and Great Britain after 1450

3

HIST-38200Germany: Ancient Times to the Present

3

HIST-38300Germany: From Bismarck to Hitler

3

HIST-38400France and Spain

3

HIST-38500Russia: Ancient Times to the Present

3

HIST-38600Eastern Europe: From the Baltic to the Black Sea

3

HIST-38700History of Modern Revolutions: 1789 to the Present

3

Outside the European and United States Experience (6)

D. Select three additional Department of History Electives.

E. Advanced Writing Requirement

The advanced writing requirement of the General Education curriculum is satisfied by successful completion of:
HIST-20300Historiography 1: Sophomore Writing Seminar

1

HIST-40300Historiography 2: Senior Research Seminar

2

II. Social Science Courses Required for Secondary Education Teachers (10)

ECON-19500The American Economy

3

ECON-20000Basic Macroeconomics

3

-OR

PSYC-10000General Psychology

3

POLS-20000American National Government

3

HIST-39700Workshop in History

1-3

III. Students must consult with their College of Education advisor for additional courses in the teaching minor in the social sciences (approximately 9 credit hours).

IV. Please see Secondary Education / Bachelor of Arts for required Education courses.