Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Major in History (Secondary Education; Teacher Certification in History, Grades Seven through Twelve, with Double Major in B.A. Education)

Minimum Hours: 120 Semester Credit Hours

Admission Requirements

  1. All students pursuing teacher certification must apply and be accepted to the Office of Educator Preparation.

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses. The History courses HIST 2327HIST 2328HIST 2381, and HIST 2382 are for general education core curriculum credit only and are not allowed for the major in History.  
  2. In addition to the general education core curriculum requirements, the Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) requires three additional hours of English literature, three additional hours of math/science/logic/computer science courses, six hours of 2000-level modern language courses, and a minor. For this program, the additional literature course may be satisfied by selecting a sophomore literature course for the 040 component of the core curriculum and the second major in Education fulfills the minor requirement.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  4. Nine hours of writing intensive (WI) courses are required for graduation, which can be completed by courses in the major, minor, or general education core curriculum.
  5. This major requires 33 semester credit hours of History courses.
  6. To satisfy graduation requirements for teacher certification, students must have at least a 2.75 Overall GPA and a GPA of at least 2.50 in all assigned courses in the professional sequence of the Education major with no grade below a “C”.
  7. This degree program is designed to prepare students for secondary teacher certification in History and requires that students pursue a double major by declaring and completing requirements for both the major in History and the major in Education. The following courses are required for the major in Education:
    Education Foundations
    CI 2310Education for Change3
    CI 3325Adolescents and Society3
    CI 4332Secondary Teaching: Curriculum and Technology3
    Teaching and Learning
    CI 3340Teaching for Linguistic Diversity3
    CI 4343Instructional Strategies for the Secondary Teacher3
    CI 4370Building Relationships in the Secondary Classroom3
    CI 4372Teaching in Communities3
    RDG 3323Teaching Literacies in the Content Areas3
    SPED 4344Educating Students with Mild Disabilities3
    Clinical Practice
    Total Hours27
  8. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) requires multiple background checks for progression through the Educator Preparation Program. Based on information recorded in your criminal history, you may be ineligible for issuance of a teaching certificate upon completion of the Educator Preparation Program. If you have a criminal history, you may obtain a Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation from TEA. For more information, go to:  https://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Educators/Investigations/Preliminary_Criminal_History_Evaluation-FAQs/.
  9. For transfer students, 6 semester credit hours in Curriculum and Instruction and Special Education may be transferred from a Texas public institution of higher education for the Associate of Arts in Teaching Field of Study and be applied to the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Education at Texas State University. More information about the Field of Study is available in the Academic Policies section of this catalog. The transferable Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) is listed below the Texas State University course number in the following course list.
    CI 2310Education for Change (CI ELNA)3
    TCCN: EDUC 1301
    SPED 4344Educating Students with Mild Disabilities (CI ELNA)3
    TCCN: EDUC 2301
  10. For transfer students, 21 semester credit hours in History may be transferred from a Texas public institution of higher education for the History Field of Study and be applied to the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in History at Texas State University. More information about the Field of Study is available in the Academic Policies section of this catalog. The transferable Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) is listed below the Texas State University course number in the following course list.
    HIST 1310History of the United States to 18773
    TCCN: HIST 1301
    HIST 1320History of the United States, 1877 to Date3
    TCCN: HIST 1302
    Choose 2 of the following courses: 6
    Western Civilization to 1715
    History of World Civilization to the 17th Century
    TCCN: HIST 2321
    History of World Civilization from the 17th Century
    TCCN: HIST 2322
    Western Civilization, 1715 to Date
    HIST ELNA
    TCCN: HIST 2301
    HIST ELNA
    HIST ELNA
    HIST ELNA
    Total Hours12

Course Requirements

Freshman
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
Mathematics Component Code 0203Creative Arts Component Code 0503
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303American History Component Code 0603
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
Modern Language 14104Modern Language 14204
US 11001 
 17 16
Sophomore
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 040)3Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
American History Component Code 0603ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803Modern Language 23203
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3HIST 23113
Modern Language 23103CI 23103
 15 15
Junior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
BA Computer Science, Logic, Mathematics, or Science3HIST Group A - World History3
HIST 23123HIST Group B - European History3
HIST 33723HIST Group C - U.S. History3
HIST Group C - U.S. History13Field-Based Block I:9
Education Core:6 
  
  
 18 18
Senior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
HIST Group A or B13Student Teaching:6
HIST 43993 
Field-Based Block II:9 
  
  
  
 15 6
Total Hours: 120

HIST Advanced Group Electives

GROUP A - WORLD HISTORY
HIST 3319History of Brazil3
HIST 3320History of Mexico3
HIST 3322Colonial History of Latin America to 18283
HIST 3324Latin America from Independence to Present3
HIST 3325GModern Revolutions in Latin American History3
HIST 3326The Southern Cone of Latin America3
HIST 3327History of Mexico to 18483
HIST 3329Spanish Borderlands, 1521-18213
HIST 3368FHistory of U.S. Foreign Policy-Making in the Muslim World3
HIST 3368NHistory of U.S. Foreign Policy in Indochina3
HIST 3368UU.S. - Cuban Relations3
HIST 4318GWestern Eurpore and the Development of Modern Africa3
HIST 4318SBritain and the World3
HIST 4325Islamic History to 17983
HIST 4326The Modern Middle East3
HIST 4327The Problem of Palestine3
HIST 4328History of India3
HIST 4333The History of Russia and Eurasia to 19173
HIST 4343Modern China, 1600-Present3
HIST 4344Modern Japan, 1600-Present3
HIST 4346Modern Korea3
HIST 4347Hong Kong in the Modern World3
HIST 4348Mahatma Gandhi and Nonviolence3
HIST 4350ASlavery and Emancipation in the Americas3
HIST 4350BOrigins of the Modern Global Economic System3
HIST 4350DEmpire and Identity in Central Asia3
HIST 4350EGender in Latin American History3
HIST 4350FPostwar Japan3
HIST 4350JHistory and Culture of Modern India3
HIST 4350KGender & Militarization in the Arab World3
HIST 4350LHistory of Southeast Asia3
HIST 4350OHistory of Indochina3
HIST 4350PEuropean Colonial3
HIST 4350RWorkers and Work in the Arab World3
HIST 4350SPiracy Through the Ages3
HIST 4350VHistory of Pakistan3
HIST 4350WThe Great War3
HIST 4368War and Society3
HIST 4369Introduction to Ethnohistory3
HIST 4373Economic and Social History of the Americas3
HIST 4388Problems in History3
GROUP B - EUROPEAN HISTORY
HIST 3310History of Europe, 1815-19193
HIST 3311History of Europe Since 19193
HIST 3312Renaissance and Reformation3
HIST 3313Europe During the Old Regime, 1600-17603
HIST 3314Revolutionary Europe, 1760-18153
HIST 3315History of England to 16033
HIST 3316History of England Since 16033
HIST 3368BLaw and Society in Early America3
HIST 4303Ancient Greece and the Mediterranean World, 1600 B.C. to 30 B.C.3
HIST 4304Ancient Rome and the Mediterranean 500 B.C. to 500 A.D.3
HIST 4307Medieval European History, 300-14003
HIST 4317Tudor-Stuart England, 1485-16893
HIST 4318ADaily Life in the Roman Empire3
HIST 4318GWestern Eurpore and the Development of Modern Africa3
HIST 4318OHistory of Modern Spain3
HIST 4318PFrance and the Modern World3
HIST 4318QHistory of Early Modern Spain3
HIST 4318RAncient and Medieval Spain3
HIST 4318SBritain and the World3
HIST 4318TRoman and Medieval Britain3
HIST 4318UTopics in Industrial Britain3
HIST 4320Origins of Christianity3
HIST 4333The History of Russia and Eurasia to 19173
HIST 4334The History of Russia and Eurasia from 1917 to Present3
HIST 4336Germany from 1815 to Present3
HIST 4337Germany and National Socialism, 1918-19453
HIST 4350PEuropean Colonial3
HIST 4350SPiracy Through the Ages3
HIST 4350WThe Great War3
HIST 4368War and Society3
HIST 4388Problems in History3
GROUP C - U.S. HISTORY
HIST 3329Spanish Borderlands, 1521-18213
HIST 3340History of the United States, 1877-19143
HIST 3341History of the United States, 1914-19453
HIST 3342Social and Intellectual History of the United States, 1607-18653
HIST 3343Social and Intellectual History of the United States Since 18653
HIST 3346The Civil War and Reconstruction3
HIST 3349The Constitution of the United States3
HIST 3352Western America3
HIST 3353Southwestern History3
HIST 3357History of U.S. Foreign Relations3
HIST 3359African American History3
HIST 3363Colonial North America to 17633
HIST 3365US Early Republic, 1788-18283
HIST 3368AIntroduction to Public History3
HIST 3368BLaw and Society in Early America3
HIST 3368EUnited States Westward Expansionism, 1776-18613
HIST 3368FHistory of U.S. Foreign Policy-Making in the Muslim World3
HIST 3368HLBJ's America3
HIST 3368JThe Space Race3
HIST 3368KTopics in American Cultural History3
HIST 3368LHistory of Mexican American Music in the Southwest3
HIST 3368MPopular Music and Social Movements in 20th Century America3
HIST 3368NHistory of U.S. Foreign Policy in Indochina3
HIST 3368OU.S. Foreign Relations from Revolution to Reconstruction3
HIST 3368PThe U.S. and Britain in the Sixties3
HIST 3368RHistory of Rock and Roll3
HIST 3368SHistory of Music and Race in the American South3
HIST 3368TAmerican Songbook3
HIST 3368UU.S. - Cuban Relations3
HIST 3368XOrganization of the Modern American State3
HIST 3371AConflict and Creativity in U.S. Urban and Suburban History3
HIST 3372Texas History: A Survey3
HIST 3373AU.S. Women's History to 18773
HIST 3373BU.S. Women's History since 18773
HIST 3373CThe History of Rural Women3
HIST 3375ATopics in Working Class History3
HIST 3377History of Country Music3
HIST 3378History of the Blues3
HIST 3380The Desegregation of the South from 1944-19703
HIST 3381Democracy and Education3
HIST 4350WThe Great War3
HIST 4360History of the United States, 1945 to 19683
HIST 4361History of the United States, 1968 to the Present3
HIST 4364Military History of the United States3
HIST 4365Age of Revolution in North America, 1763-17893
HIST 4367US Antebellum Era, 1812-18613
HIST 4368War and Society3
HIST 4369Introduction to Ethnohistory3
HIST 4371Introduction to American Indian History3
HIST 4372Mexican American History3
HIST 4373Economic and Social History of the Americas3
HIST 4375ACritical Issues in Texas History3
HIST 4375BAfrican-American Experience in Texas3
HIST 4376The History of Texas Music3
HIST 4388Problems in History3