Undergraduate Course Catalog 2007-2008

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HISTORY MAJOR FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL TEACHING CERTIFICATE (6-12)/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 6-12 in Illinois public and private schools. The program is approved by the State Teacher Certification Board, in conjunction with the Illinois State Board of Education, and includes all the requirements for a major in History.  History majors in this specialization must declare a minor in 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 Type 09 Teaching Certificate in Social Science with a designation in History must complete 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.

History majors must select History electives from courses numbered 200 and above.  No 100-level History courses, except for Culture and Civilization I and II (09-101 and 09-102), may count toward the 36 credit hours required by the major.  (See Core Courses below.)



I. Core Courses in History Major for Teaching Certification (36)
A. General Requirements (12)
09-101 Culture and Civilization I (3)
09-102 Culture and Civilization II (3)
09-203 Historiography I: Sophomore Writing Seminar (1)
09-403 Historiography II: Senior Research Seminar (2)
09-236 History of Illinois (3)
B. Choose one of the following courses in United States history (3)
09-320 United States Colonial and National History (3)
09-322 U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction (3)
09-323 The Emergence of Modern America, 1877-1941 (3)
09-325 United States Since 1941 (3)
C. Select one course in each of the following areas: (9)
United States History (3)
European History (3)
Outside the European and United States Experience (3)
D. Select four Department of History course electives: (12)
E. The advanced writing general education requirement is satisfied through the successful completion of Historiography I and II (09-203 and 09-403).

II. Required Social Science Courses (10)
04-195 The American Economy (3)
04-200 Basic Macroeconomics (3)
or
26-100 General Psychology (3)
18-200 American National Government (3)
09-397 Workshop 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. Required Professional Education Courses (34)
53-322 Characteristics and the Development of the Adolescent Learner (3)
54-357 Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Communities (3)
53-312 Instructional Strategies and Learning Communities for Adolescents (3)
53-200 Secondary Clinical Experience I (50 Clinical hrs.) (1)
53-304 Technology for Teaching and Learning (2)
53-394 Pedagogy and Assessment for Effective 6-12 Instruction (3)
53-300 Secondary Clinical Experience II (50 Clinical hrs.) (1)
53-321 Special Methods: Teaching Social Science in Grades 6-12 (3)
53-329 Approaches and Practices for the Multicultural Classroom (3)
53-360 History and Philosophy of Education (3)
53-481 Secondary Student Teaching (9)

V. Please see Secondary Education/Minor and Secondary Education in Social Science with History Designation.