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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History Education B.S.

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Leading to Certification for Grades 6-12
Bryan McGovern
College of Humanities and Social Sciences 
Department of History & Philosophy
(470) 578-6294


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. with a major 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).

General Education (42 Credit Hours)

See listing of requirements.   

Teaching Field Requirements (37 Credit Hours)

Courses to be chosen with advisor. One of these history courses must be a research seminar (HIST 4495, HIST 4496, HIST 4497, or HIST 4498).

Political Science (3 Credit Hours)

Economics (3 Credit Hours)

Specifically Required Geography Course (3 Credit Hours)

Program Total (128 Credit Hours)

University-Wide Degree Requirements (3 Credit Hours)


Graduation Credit Hour Total (131 Credit Hours)

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