History Education

Major(s)

History

Bachelor of Science in Education (Certifiable grades 9-12)

Major requirements (57 hours):

Note: 21 hours may double count toward General Education requirements.

  1. HST 103(3), 104(3), 121(3), 122(3), 390(3).
  2. Six hours in African, Asian, Latin American and/or Middle East civilization: HST 323(3), 334(3), 335(3), 338(3), 339(3), 350(3), 370(3), 371(3), 380(3), 381(3), 382(3), 532(3), 542(3), 543(3), 571(3), 573(3), 574(3), 587(3), 588(3), and variable topics courses when they cover one of these regions.
  3. Six hours in U.S. History: HST 312(3), 313(3), 314(3), 315(3), 324(3), 329(3), 331(3), 332(3), 340(3), 375(3), 509(3), 517(3), 518(3), 519(3), 521(3), 523(3), 524(3), 525(3), 528(3), 531(3), 536(3), 537(3), 538(3), and variable topics courses when they cover U.S. history.
  4. Three hours in European history: HST 343(3), 351(3), 352(3), 353(3), 355(3), 356(3), 360(3), 361(3), 545(3), 548(3), 549(3), 559(3), 562(3), 564(3), 566(3), and variable topics courses when they cover European history.
  5. Three hours in World Interregional and Cross-Regional: HST 340(3), 344(3), 345(3), 369(3), 383(3), 384(3), 395(3), 504(3), 514(3), 529(3), 541(3), 563(3), and variable topics courses when they cover a related field.
  6. Of courses in numbered items 2, 3, 4, and 5 above, at least two must be at the 500 level: HST 504(3), 509(3), 514(3), 517(3), 518(3), 519(3), 521(3), 523(3), 524(3), 525(3), 528(3), 529(3), 531(3), 532(3), 536(3), 537(3), 538(3), 541(3), 542(3), 543(3), 545(3), 548(3), 549(3), 559(3), 562(3), 563(3), 564(3), 566(3), 571(3), 573(3), 574(3), 587(3), 588(3).
  7. In addition, a major in history to be certifiable must complete ANT100(3), ECO 155(3), GRY 100(3), SOC 150(3), PSY 121(3), PLS 101(3), and either PLS 205(3) or PLS 232(3).
  8. Three additional hours from: ANT, ECO, GRY, PLS, PSY, REL 100(3), 131(3), 210(3), 390(3); and SOC. Note: PSY 380, 385, or 390 cannot be used toward this requirement.
  9. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of HST 418(4).
  10. Attain at least a 3.00 combined GPA (Missouri State and transfer) in the social science area (major field of study) which includes all courses listed above.

Professional Education Requirements (39 hours):

Note: A grade of “C” or better in each course is required for state certification.

  1. Teaching methods and supervised teaching (16 hours): HST 418(4), 422(10), 423(2).
  2. Additional Professional Education Required Core and Competencies (23 hours).
  3. Satisfy History program requirement of a minimum major GPA of 2.75 and a combined GPA (Missouri State and transfer) of 2.75 as a part of admission to teacher education.
  4. Satisfy History program requirement of a minimum major GPA of 3.00 and a combined GPA (Missouri State and transfer) of 2.75 as a part of approval for supervised teaching.
  5. This program also requires compliance with the Teacher Education Program requirements for eligibility to enroll in Professional Education courses; admission to and continuance in the Teacher Education Program; approval for supervised teaching; and recommendation for certification which includes following GPA requirements. All GPA requirements include both Missouri State and transfer grades.
    1. at least a 2.75 GPA on all course work attempted at all colleges attended.
    2. at least a 3.00 GPA in the certificate subject area (major field of study) which includes all courses listed under major requirements.
    3. at least a 3.00 GPA in any additional certificate subject area.
    4. at least a 3.00 GPA in the professional education courses which includes all courses in number 1 and 2; and no grade lower than a "C" in all professional education courses.

University level requirements:

  1. General Education Program and Requirements
  2. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

Accelerated graduate Program in History

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students may apply for admission to the History program and begin taking graduate course work as they complete the work for a bachelor’s degree. A maximum of nine hours of graduate credit may be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree (Mixed Credit). Refer to the Graduate Catalog for specific admission requirements.

Refer to Undergraduate Students Taking Graduate Classes for additional information and procedures for obtaining permission for Mixed Credit.

Accelerated graduate program in Secondary Education/History

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students may apply for admission to the Secondary Education/History program and begin taking graduate course work as they complete the work for a bachelor’s degree. A maximum of six hours of graduate credit may be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree (Mixed Credit). Refer to the Graduate Catalog for specific admission requirements.

Refer to Undergraduate Students Taking Graduate Classes for additional information and procedures for obtaining permission for Mixed Credit.