The History/Social Science with Secondary Education Licensure major is designed to help majors see the big picture of history so they can more effectively teach a variety of courses in history. Candidates who successfully complete the major are eligible to receive an Illinois Professional Educator License that is valid for teaching at high school level (grades 9-12) in Illinois.

Additional Licensure Requirements

Candidates must pass the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency, the appropriate edTPA, and all appropriate licensure tests in order to complete their program. Candidates are required to comply with all state licensure requirements that are in place at the time of application for licensure. Consult specific requirements listed in the Division of Education.

This major requires 54 hours for the history major and 38 hours of professional education courses as follows. Up to 15 hours required in the major may be used to meet general education requirements.

History Courses
Required Courses:
HI 105Understanding History3
HI 121United States History I3
HI 122United States History II3
HI 201World Civilization I3
HI 202World Civilization II3
HI 485Philosophy of History3
Select two of the following:6
Seminar in Ancient Greece and Rome
Seminar in Medieval/Renaissance History
Seminar in Early Modern Europe
Seminar in Modern Europe
Seminar in Colonial and Revolutionary America
Seminar in American History
Elective Courses:
Any History course above the 100 level; two must be at 300 level or above12
Topics in Military History
Topics in World History
Topics in History
American Church History
Topics in Church History
Topics in European History
History of Christianity
Topics for Honors Students
Advanced Topics in Military History
Contemporary World Affairs
History of Ideas in America
African American History
American Civil War
Topics in American History
Twentieth-Century American Cultural History
Independent Study
Supporting Social Science Courses
BUS 103Introduction to Economics3
or BUS 208 Macroeconomics
GEO 100World Geography3
POL 250American Government3
PSY/ED 260XEducational Psychology/Human Development3
PSY 337Psychology of Adolescence3
SOC 330Race and Ethnic Relations3
Professional Education Courses
ED 101Introduction to Teaching2
ED 103Professional Skills for Teachers1
ED 240Foundations of Education2
ED 306Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum3
ED 310General Teaching Methods2
ED 311General Teaching Methods Pre-Clinical Experience1
ED 330Introduction to Special Education3
ED 363Teaching History Secondary School3
ED 368Secondary Methods Pre-clinical Experience2
ED 380Diversity in Education1
ED 381Diversity Pre-clinical Experience1
ED 413Clinical Practice in the Secondary School12
ED 421Classroom Management1
ED 422Advanced Seminar in Education2
ED 430Educational Research and Assessment2
Total Hours92

Additional Licensure Requirements

Candidates must pass the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency, the appropriate edTPA, and all licensure tests in order to complete their program. All candidates must pass a competency test in Illinois history or meet the competency requirement through transfer of an appropriate course prior to taking social studies methods (ED 363). Candidates are required to comply with all state licensure requirements that are in place at the time of application for licensure. Consult specific requirements listed in the Division of Education.