Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in History with Teacher Certification (8-12)

Admission Requirements for the Teacher Education Program

Before taking more than 6 hours of any combination of EACH, EDUC, READ or SPED courses, students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Admission requirements are:

  1. Have health and physical clearance from the university doctor or nurse;
  2. Complete 60 or more approved hours;
  3. Have approval by the dean of students;
  4. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70;
  5. Successfully pass all sections of the TASP with a score of 260 or higher on the reading section;
  6. Complete a test on critical thinking skills with a satisfactory score;
  7. Complete and submit an application for admission to the Teacher Education Admissions Committee;
  8. Have a grade of C or above in 9 hours of English;
  9. Submit satisfactory recommendations from 3 faculty members;
  10. Complete an interview with the Teacher Education Admissions Committee;
  11. Receive approval of the Teacher Education Admissions Committee.

Departmental requirements for the BS History for Teachers (8-12) are as follows:

  1. HIST 117 Civilization I  3
  2. HIST 118 Civilization II  3
  3. HIST 221 American History I  (3)1
  4. HIST 222 American History II  3
  5. HIST 480 Texas History  3
  6. HIST 496 History for Teachers  3
  7. 18 hours of advanced history evenly distributed between U.S.history, European history, and non-European world cultures;must include one writing-intensive course  18
  8. ECON 260 Principles of Macroeconomics  3
  9. POLS 226 States and Federal System  (3)1
  10. SOCI 442 Cultural Diversity 3

Teacher Certification Requirements

To be certified to teach, students must complete the following additional courses and requirements:

  1. Technology, 3 hours: TECH 210.
  2. Reading, 3 hours: READ 322.
  3. Professional education, 18 hours: EDUC 211, 321, 412, 432, 499.
  4. Special education, 3 hours: Special education course.
  5. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70.


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