Degree Plan

Bachelor of Arts in History, Secondary Teacher Certification

Core Curriculum Requirement

10 - English Composition – 6 semester hours

  • ENGL 1301
  • ENGL 1302

20 - Mathematics – 3 semester hours

  • MATH 1314 - College Math or Higher

30 - Natural Sciences – 6 semester hours

  • Natural Science - BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, PHYS OR Bio/Physical Science
  • Natural Science w/ lab

40 - Literature – 3 semester hours

  • Literature, Philosophy, Modern or Classical Lit.

50 - Visual/Performing Arts – 3 semester hours

  • ARTS, MUSI, or DRAM

60 - American History – 6 semester hours

  • HIST 1301
  • HIST 1302

70 - Political Science – 6 semester hours

  • PSCI 2305
  • PSCI 2306

80 - Social/Behavioral Sciences – 3 semester hours

  • Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology

90 - LD Institutionally Designated Option – 6 semester hours

  •  SPCH
  • COSC – Computer Literacy

Major Requirements

BA General Program Requirements – 10 semester hours

  • ENGL 3430 – Professional Writing
  • SPCH 1311, 1315, 1318, or 1321 (CORE)
  • COSC 1301 or 1401, or BCIS 1305 (CORE)
  • Sophomore Level Foreign Language
  • Sophomore Level Foreign Language 

History - Humanities Requirements – 15 semester hours

  • HUMA/PHIL/ENGL/SPAN/GEOG - LD/UD course*
  • HUMA/PHIL/ENGL/SPAN/GEOG - LD/UD course*

*May not use courses that satisfy core curriculum or BA general program requirements.

History - Program Requirements  – 30 semester hours

  • HIST 1301 (CORE)
  • HIST 1302 (CORE)
  • HIST 2321 World History I
  • HIST 2322 World History II
  • HIST 3301 Thinking Like a Historian
  • HIST UD - 6 s.h. UD United States history coursework
  • HIST UD - 6 s.h. UD non- United States history coursework
  • HIST LD/UD - 6 s.h. LD/UD history coursework
  • HIST 4350 Historical Research

Professional Development LD Pre-Reqs – 3-9 semester hours

  • Natural Sci. w/ lab - Min. 4 sh. of Natural Science with lab (CORE)
  • HIST 1301 and 1302 (CORE) - 6 s.h. of US History
  • HIST 2311 or 2312 - 3 s.h. of Western Civilization
  • HIST 2310  - 3 s.h. of Texas History (May be satisfied in HIST UD/LD program requirements)
  • GEOG 1303 or 1300 - 3 s.h. of World Geography (May be satisfied in Humanities requirements)

Secondary Teacher Certification (Professional Development/Education) – 27 semester hours

  • CUIN 3323 – Instructional Design
  • CUIN 4313 – Secondary Teaching Strategies
  • CUIN 3327 – Educational Technology
  • CUIN 4307 - Professional Seminar
  • FEDU 3321 – Educational Foundations for Teaching
  • LITY 4364 – Content Area Reading and Study Skills
  • INDS 3323 – Child Development & App to Learning
  • SEDU 4303/4304 – Secondary School Student Teaching

NOTES:

  1. s.h. = semester hours
  2. LD = Lower Division (Community College-Level: Freshman, 1000-level /Sophomore, 2000-level)
  3. UD = Upper Division (University-Level: Junior, 3000-level /Senior, 4000-level)
  4. The student is responsible for fulfilling all requirements on this degree plan and is encouraged to review the catalog that governs this degree plan.
  5. Substitutions in this degree plan must be approved by following the same procedures as for the degree.
  6. This document is an unofficial guide to your degree. Please contact an advisor for an official degree plan.
  7. Must meet minimum requirements: 120 s.h. overall, 36 s.h. UD, of which 30 s.h. must be completed at UHV.