College of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Other Concentrations

Teaching Concentration

This concentration is intended for students already licensed for teaching or seeking licensure. Although it includes course work in history and education, completion of this concentration alone is not sufficient to qualify for licensure. A licensure program is offered by the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), and admission is limited. Students are advised to consult with CEHD for specific requirements regarding licensure.

Degree Requirements (Catalog Year 2016-2017)

Students pursuing this degree must complete the requirements for one of the concentrations below. Approved concentrations are offered in the following areas:

The first five concentrations require 30 credits of course work along with a specialization in U.S. history (AH), modern European history (EH), or world history (WH). The concentration in teaching requires 36 credits.

Students may be required to take up to 12 additional credits of foundation courses, which cover broad thematic areas (HIST 601, 602, 605, 606), to remedy gaps in their undergraduate preparation. If required as foundational, these credits cannot be applied toward the credits required for the degree.

If foundation courses are not required at admission, students in the concentrations in enrichment and teaching may apply up to one thematic course (3 credits) toward their degree. Students in the other concentrations may not apply these courses toward their degree.

The program does not permit a reduction of credit based on a previously conferred graduate degree. Students may apply no more than 6 credits earned through study abroad courses toward their degree.

◊ Concentration in Teaching (HS4)

This concentration is intended for students already licensed for teaching or seeking licensure. Although it includes course work in history and education, completion of this concentration alone is not sufficient to qualify for licensure. A licensure program is offered by the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), and admission is limited. Students are advised to consult with CEHD for specific requirements regarding licensure.

One required course (3 credits) taken within the first 9 credits

HIST 610 - The Study and Writing of History Credits: 3

Six courses (18 credits) in history

  Choose at least one course (3 credits) each from U.S., European, and world history

One research seminar (3 credits) chosen from:

HIST 711 - Research Seminar in U.S. History Credits: 3

HIST 731 - Research Seminar in European History Credits: 3

HIST 751 - Research Seminar in Comparative World History Credits: 3

Four courses (12 credits) in graduate education courses, including:

EDCI 567 - Teaching Social Studies in the Secondary School Credits: 3

EDUC 522 - Foundations of Secondary Education Credits: 3

and two of the following

EDCI 667 - Advanced Methods of Teaching Social Sciences in the Secondary School Credits: 3

EDRD 619 - Literacy in Content Areas Credits: 3

EDUC 672 - Human Development and Learning: Secondary Education Credits: 3

Total: 36 credits

Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.

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