Department of History and Philosophy

Programs / B.S. in History Education

The B.S. in History Education

This program is designed to prepare teachers of adolescents, largely at the secondary school level. It leads to 6-12 teacher certification in the teaching field of history in Georgia. Candidates complete the equivalent of a major in history and a second major in pedagogical studies. Candidates concentrate in history as this is the principal social science discipline in the secondary education curriculum and take additional course work in several other social science disciplines as part of their cross-disciplinary teaching field preparation.

The B.S. in History Education is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), is fully approved by Georgia’s Professional Standards Commission for teacher certification, and is nationally recognized by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS).

Program Requirements

General Education - 42 Credit Hours

Lower Division Major Requirements (AREA F) - 18 Credit Hours

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • EDUC 2110
    Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education
    3
  • EDUC 2120
    Sociocultural Influences on Teaching and Learning
    3
  • GEOG 1101
    World Regional Geography
    3
  • HIST 2111
    United States History to 1877
    3
  • HIST 1112
    Modern World History
    3
  • HIST 2206
    Origins of Great Traditions
    3

Teaching Field Requirements - 36 Credit Hours

Must pass with a grade of "C" or better.

American History - (6 Credit Hours)

Choose two:

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • HIST 3310
    The Old South
    3
  • HIST 3311
    The New South
    3
  • HIST 3315
    The History of the American West
    3
  • HIST 3321
    Diplomatic History of the United States
    3
  • HIST 3331
    History of Religion in U.S.
    3
  • HIST 3332
    U.S. Social and Cultural History
    3
  • HIST 3333
    African American History to 1865
    3
  • HIST 3335
    African American History II
    3
  • HIST 3340
    U.S. Military Experience
    3
  • HIST 3341
    Women in U.S. History and Culture
    3
  • HIST 3345
    Business & Economic History of the US
    3
  • HIST 4410
    Colonial America to 1763
    3
  • HIST 4411
    The American Revolution
    3
  • HIST 4412
    The Early Republic
    3
  • HIST 4415
    Jacksonian America
    3
  • HIST 4451
    Civil War and Reconstruction
    3
  • HIST 4461
    Gilded Age & Progressive Era
    3
  • HIST 4471
    Recent United States History
    3
  • HIST 4490
    Special Topics in History
    3
European History - (3 Credit Hours)

Choose one:

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • HIST 3337
    Greek and Roman History
    3
  • HIST 3342
    The Holocaust
    3
  • HIST 3350
    England to 1688
    3
  • HIST 3351
    Modern England
    3
  • HIST 3355
    Modern Ireland
    3
  • HIST 3360
    Russian Empire to 1917
    3
  • HIST 3377
    History of Science
    3
  • HIST 4440
    Medieval Europe
    3
  • HIST 4444
    Renaissance and Reformation Europe
    3
  • HIST 4445
    Age of Enlightenment
    3
  • HIST 4453
    World War I
    3
  • HIST 4454
    Twentieth Century Europe
    3
  • HIST 4455
    Twentieth Century Russia
    3
  • HIST 4456
    World War II
    3
  • HIST 4490
    Special Topics in History
    3
Non-western World Studies - (6 Credit Hours)

Choose two:

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • HIST 3334
    The Africans in the Disapora
    3
  • HIST 3357
    Africans in Asia
    3
  • HIST 3358
    Africans in Latin Am. and the Caribbean
    3
  • HIST 3366
    History of Mexico and Central America
    3
  • HIST 3367
    History of Brazil
    3
  • HIST 3372
    Ancient to PreModern China
    3
  • HIST 3373
    Modern India and South Asia
    3
  • HIST 3374
    Modern China and Japan
    3
  • HIST 3379
    Central Asia in World History
    3
  • HIST 3382
    Modern North Africa and the Middle East
    3
  • HIST 3390
    History of the Atlantic World
    3
  • HIST 3391
    History of West Africa
    3
  • HIST 3392
    Southern, Eastern and Central Africa
    3
  • HIST 3393
    Emerging Themes in African History
    3
  • HIST 4475
    War and Revolution in Southeast Asia
    3
  • HIST 4490
    Special Topics in History
    3
Specifically-Required History Courses - (9 Credit Hours)
  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • HIST 3304
    History of Georgia
    3
  • HIST 4488
    Approaches to World History
    3
  • HIST 3100
    Historical Methods
    3
Political Science - (3 Credit Hours)
  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • POLS 3300
    U.S. Constitution and Courts
    3
Specifically Required Geography Course - (3 Credit Hours)
  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • GEOG 3340
    Cultural Geography
    3
Geography - (3 Credit Hours)

Choose one:

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • GEOG 3300
    Urban Geography
    3
  • GEOG 3310
    Historical Geography
    3
  • GEOG 3312
    Geography of Europe
    3
  • GEOG 3320
    Political Geography
    3
  • GEOG 3330
    Economic Geography
    3
  • GEOG 3350
    Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa
    3
  • GEOG 3360
    Geography of Asia
    3
  • GEOG 3370
    Latin America and the Caribbean
    3
  • GEOG 3380
    Geography of North America
    3
  • GEOG 3700
    Introduction to Environmental Studies
    3
  • GEOG 4490
    Special Topics in Geography
    3

Professional Education (6-12) - 28 Credit Hours

Must be admitted to Teacher Education and History Education before taking these courses.

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • EDUC 2130
    Exploring Teaching and Learning
    3
  • HIST 3271
    Introduction to History Education
    4
  • INED 3305
    Education of Students with Exceptionalities in an Inclusive Setting I
    2
  • INED 3306
    Education of Students with Exceptionalities in an Inclusive Setting II
    1
  • ITEC 3300
    Improving Learning with Technology in High School Classrooms
    3
  • INED 4435
    Foundations of Teaching Adolescent English Learners
    2
  • INED 4436
    Foundations of Teaching Adolescent English Learners II
    1
  • HIED 4550
    Methods of History Education
    3
  • HIED 4650
    Yearlong Clinical Experience I
    6
  • HIED 4660
    Yearlong Clinical Experience II
    6

Program Total (126 Credit Hours)