History with History Teacher Certification, Bachelor of Arts

Completion of this Degree Requires Admission to the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) 

  • 120 credit hours required for degree
  • 36 upper-division credit hours required for degree
  • 30 advanced hours from A&M-SA for residency

Students who do not meet teacher preparation and certification requirements may be required to switch to a non-certification degree program. 

All students must complete the University’s Core Curriculum and the specific requirements of the major. In some cases, a course that is required for a major may also be counted towards the Core Curriculum.

Core Curriculum 1
ENGL 1301Composition I3
ENGL 1302Composition II3
MATH 1314College Algebra3
or MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics I
Life & Physical Sciences3
Life & Physical Sciences3
Lang/Phil/Culture 3
Creative Arts3
American History3
American History3
Government/Political Science3
Government/Political Science3
Social & Behavioral Sciences 2 3
SPCH 1315Fund of Public Speaking3
HIST 2321World Civilizations I3
Required Support Courses 3
UNIV 1301First Year Seminar3
Foreign Language 3
Foreign Language 3
HIST 2322World Civilizations II3
Major (Required) Courses 4,5
Essentials of the Major
HIST 2310Writing History3
HIST 3301Intro to Historical Analysis3
HIST 4301Methods of Historical Research (taken during the semester prior to graduation)3
Global Cultural Literacy
Select one of the following:3
Native American History
Mexican American History
African American History
Select one of the following:3
Islamic World I
Islamic World II
Latin America I: Colonial Era
Latin American II: Modern Era
Asian History
Focused Surveys
HIST 2301Texas History3
Select two of the following:6
History of the Spanish Borderlands
Europe in the Middle Ages
Early Modern Europe to 1815
Europe 1815 to 1914
Modern Middle East
Europe Since 1914
Colonial America
Amer Rev Early Repub 1763-1850
Civil War and Reconstruction
Gilded Age and Progressive Era
America's Rise to World Power
Thematic Concentrations
Select two courses from two of the following lists: 6 12
Global/Borderlands History
The American West
War and Society
Women & Gender-Latin America
Political, Economic, Military History
Nazi Germany
U.S. Foreign Policy
War and Society
Social, Cultural, Gender History
The Holocaust
US Social and Cultural History
Women in History
Childhood in America
Women & Gender-Latin America
Teacher Certification Required Courses 7,8
EDCI 3303Knowledge of Pedagogy & Assess3
EDSE 3345Survey of Exceptional Individuals3
EDCI 4311Teaching and Pedagogy for Middle School and Secondary Teachers3
EDCI 3358Classroom Management: Middle and Secondary Level Teachers3
EDCI 3309Legal and Ethical Issues in Ed3
EDCI 4348SS Mthds: Mid and Sec Lvls3
EDRG 4325Disciplinary & Contnt Area Lit3
EDFR 3110Field Lab Residency I1
EDFR 3120Field Lab Residency II1
EDFR 4623Scndry Clinic Tch:Fld Res III (unpaid semester at A&M-SA)6
Electives 1
As needed to complete 120 hrs
Total Credits120

Completion of 45 hours; all with a ‘C’ or better; Cumulative GPA of 2.75; Qualifying scores in Reading, Writing and Mathematics.

ENGL 1301Composition I3
ENGL 1302Composition II3
MATH 1314College Algebra3
or MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics I
HIST 1301US History to 18653
HIST 1302US History from 18653
SPCH 1315Fund of Public Speaking3
2 Life & Physical Sciences