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  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

History Teacher Certifications


Admission and Retention Requirements for History Certification

For admission to and retention in Teacher Education in the field of History, students must achieve and sustain a 2.75 GPA in all history coursework. To qualify to take the History (Secondary) TExES examination, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Have at least a 2.5 GPA on all college coursework (lower and upper level).
  2. Have a 2.75 GPA on all history coursework (lower and upper level).
  3. Be advised by the Content Area Certification Coordinator for History and Social Studies.

Students who fail the certification exam must meet with the content Area Certification Coordinator for History and Social Studies to develop an action plan before re-taking the exam.

Students returning to the University to complete certification must see the History TExES coordinator or designee to receive a deficiency plan. All criteria outlined in the plan must be met before the student will be permitted to take the History TExES.

Students seeking certification must also qualify to take the Professional Development TExES. For information, see the College of Education section of this catalog.

Students seeking teacher certification in history or social studies must take the following courses, in addition to the Core Curriculum Program and all professional development courses. Students who have substituted Texas History for three hours of U.S. History in meeting their core curriculum requirements are still responsible for successfully completing both HIST 1301  and HIST 1302  for History certification. Please see the College of Education for a list of professional development courses.

History (Grades 7-12)


Degree Requirements


  Sem. Hrs.
  1. Core Curriculum Program*
  2. First-Year Seminars (when applicable)**
  3. Major Requirements***
  4. Professional Development
  5. Teacher Certification Requirements
  6. Foreign Language Requirement
  7. University Electives
42
(2)
42
24
3
6
3
  Total 120 (122)

*All certification track students are required to take 9 hours of English in the Core Curriculum program.

**First Year Seminars

First-Year Seminars or Electives

***HIST-4390 may be substituted as a major requirement when the course subject is appropriate to that requirement.

Full-time, first-year student are required to take the following courses:


Teacher Certification Requirements


6 hours of History electives; students may select any upper division History courses that are not in the Requirements cluster.


Social Studies (Grades 4-8)


Degree Requirements


  Sem. Hrs.
  1. Core Curriculum Program*
  2. First-Year Seminars (when applicable)**
  3. Major Requirements***
  4. Professional Development
  5. Teacher Certification Requirements
  6. Foreign Language Requirement
42
(2)
39
24
18
6
  Total 129 (131)

*All certification track students are required to take 9 hours of English in the Core Curriculum program.

**First Year Seminars

First-Year Seminars or Electives

***HIST 4390 may be substituted as a major requirement when the course subject is appropriate to that requirement.

Full-time, first-year student are required to take the following courses:


Social Studies (Grades 7-12)


Degree Requirements


  Sem. Hrs.
  1. Core Curriculum Program*
  2. First-Year Seminars (when applicable)**
  3. Major Requirements***
  4. Professional Development
  5. Teacher Certification Requirements
  6. Foreign Language Requirement
42
(2)
45
24
3
6
  Total 120 (126)

*All certification track students are required to take 9 hours of English in the Core Curriculum program.

**First Year Seminars

First-Year Seminars or Electives

***HIST-4390 may be substituted as a major requirement when the course subject is appropriate to that requirement.

Full-time, first-year student are required to take the following courses:


Teacher Certification Requirements