History with History Teacher Certification, Social Studies, Bachelor of Arts

General Requirements 

Core Curriculum42
Required Support Courses12
Major (Required) Courses27
Social Studies Composite12
Teacher Certification Required Courses29
Electives (As needed to complete 120 credit hours required)
Total Credits122
  • 36 upper-division credit hours required for degree
  • 30 advanced hours from A&M-SA for residency
  • Completion of this Degree Requires Admission to the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) 
  • CIP Code: 54.0101

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
GEOG 1301Physical Geography Meteorology3
GEOL 1301Earth Sciences I3
Creative Arts3
American History3
American History3
Government/Political Science3
Government/Political Science3
ECON 2301Principles of Macroeconomics3
SPCH 1315Fund of Public Speaking3
HIST 2321World Civilizations I3
Required Support Courses 2
UNIV 1301First Year Seminar3
Foreign Language3
Foreign Language3
HIST 2322World Civilizations II3
Major (Required) Courses 3,4
Essentials of the Major
HIST 3301Intro to Historical Analysis3
HIST 4301Methods of Historical Research 53
Global Cultural Literacy
Select one of the following:3
Native American History
History of Spanish Borderlands
Mexican American Hst 1848-Pres
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
Select two of the following:6
Texas History
History of 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 of one of the following lists: 66
Global/Borderlands History
History of Spanish Borderlands
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
Social Studies Composite 7
GEOG 1303World Geography3
GEOG 3331United States and Canada3
Select two of the following:6
The Executive
The Judiciary
Teacher Certification Required Courses 8,9
EDCI 3303Pedagogy I: Theory & Design3
EDSE 3345Survey of Exceptional Individuals3
EDCI 4311Teaching and Pedagogy for Middle School and Secondary Teachers3
EDCI 3358Classroom Management: Middle and Secondary Level Teachers3
EDCI 3309Educator Roles & Responsibilities3
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
As needed to complete 120 credit hours required1
Total Credits120

Other courses may satisfy core curriculum requirements. Courses listed under the core curriculum above are also specific degree requirements, and are recommended in the core to expedite degree completion.


Preferably one language; conversational language will not count


2.75 overall GPA for major


'C' or higher in HIST courses


Taken during the semester prior to graduation.


HIST 4370 Crucial Topics in History may be taken twice for credit in place of two of the courses listed below.


'C' or higher required.


2.75 overall GPA


'C' or higher required in EDXX courses.

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

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
GOVT 2305Federal Government3
GOVT 2306Texas Government3
ECON 2301Principles of Macroeconomics3
2 Life & Physical Sciences

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