History Major Guide with Minor in Elementary Education
MSU Denver, School of Letters, Arts and Sciences
History Major with Elementary Licensure
History is a broad, diverse study which addresses both World and United States history. The core courses in the major provide the candidate with the knowledge-base to understand contemporary societal issues while drawing on experiences from the historical past.
Students should see a History Department advisor to plan their program. Students who entered Metropolitan State University of Denver before Fall 2009 may need to have an advisor do CAPP adjustments so that History courses taken under pre-Fall 2009 rules will count.
History Major, General Concentration (five courses)
|HIS 1010||Western Civilization to 1603|
|HIS 1030||World History to 1500|
|HIS 1020||Western Civilization since 1603|
|HIS 1040||World History since 1500|
|HIS 1210||American History to 1865|
|HIS 1220||American History since 1865|
|HIS 4820||Senior Seminar|
Total History General Concentration Courses: 15
Category I: American History Chronological Sequence (select at least three courses)
|HIS 3410||American Colonial History|
|HIS 3430||American Revolution and Early National Period, 1763-1848|
|HIS 3520||Civil War and Reconstruction|
|HIS 3540||Emergence of Modern U.S., 1877-1920|
|HIS 3650||U.S. World War I through World War II|
|HIS 3660||Recent U.S. 1945-1990s|
Total Category I Courses: 9
Category II: European History Chronological Sequence (select at least two courses)
|HIS 3031||Ancient Greece|
|HIS 3060||Rome and the Caesars|
|HIS 3140||Renaissance and Reformation|
|HIS 3200||Early Modern Europe, 1648-1789|
|HIS 3230||Nineteenth Century Europe|
|HIS 3260||Twentieth Century Europe, 1914-2000|
Total Category II Courses: 6
History Electives (select at least four courses)
Elective courses may be selected from among any of the HIS prefix courses offered by the History Department.
If HIS 1040, World History since 1500, is not taken as part of the core, students must include among their history electives a course covering an area outside the United States and Europe. It is highly recommended that students seeking teaching licensure in Early Childhood or Elementary Education take HIS 1110, Colorado History I, as one of their electives.
Total History Elective Courses: 12
History Major Total: 42
General Studies Total
General Studies Exceptions for History Major with Elementary Licensure
History majors must take three extra credit hours at Level II in either Arts and Letters, Social Sciences, or Natural Science in lieu of three hours in the Historical category. The selected course may not have the HIS prefix or be cross listed with a course with the HIS prefix.
Elementary Education Licensure, Professional
Copied from MSU Denver 2009-2010 Catalog
The Elementary Licensure Program prepares candidates to teach kindergarten through grade six. Through the sequence of courses and field experiences, the candidate satisfies all of Colorado’s performance based standards for licensure in elementary education. Degree seeking Elementary Education Licensure candidates must choose from one of the following approved majors in order to complete the degree-seeking program in Elementary Education.
- Behavioral Science
- Chicano Studies
- Human Development
- Modern Languages-Spanish Concentration
- Speech Communication-Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Concentration
The requirements of each major are designed to ensure that the program meets Colorado Licensure Standards and prepares candidates to pass the corresponding licensure content examination and to teach to the Colorado Model Content Standards for Elementary Education. General Studies Requirements for Elementary Education Licensure Content area knowledge for elementary education is provided by the student’s major, the additional required content courses, and by the specific general studies requirements listed below. In most cases the courses listed below may be applied towards Metro State’s General Studies requirements. The footnotes contain information about the exceptions. A student’s major program may have some specific General Studies requirements/restrictions that must also be met to complete the baccalaureate degree. Students should consult with an advisor in their major about specific General Studies requirements and with an education advisor about possible changes in the courses below.
General Studies Requirements for Elementary Education Licensure
- ENG 1010 - Freshman Composition: The Essay
- ENG 1020 - Freshman Composition: Analysis, Research, and Documentation
- MTH 1610 - Integrated Mathematics I 1
- SPE 1010 - Public Speaking 2
- SPE 1710 - Interpersonal Communication 3
- HIS 1010 - Western Civilization to 1603 3
- HIS 1020 - Western Civilization Since 1603 3
- ARTH 3060 - Art and Music for Elementary Teachers
- ENG 2460 - Introduction to Children’s Literature for Non-Majors 4
- GEG 1000 - World Regional Geography
- GEG 1920 - Concepts and Connections in Geography
- PSY 1800 - Developmental Educational Psychology 5
- SCI 2610 - Integrated Natural Science I 6
- SCI 2620 - Integrated Natural Science II 6, 7
Total General Studies: 33
- The Level I General Studies Mathematics requirement is waived for students with a major or minor in mathematics. Mathematics majors take MTH 1410 instead of MTH 1610 and their total for General Studies is 30 hours.
- Speech Communication majors must take SPE 1010.
- History majors must take three extra credit hours at Level II in either Arts and Letters, Social Sciences, or Natural Science in lieu of three hours in the Historical category. The selected course may not have the HIS prefix or be cross listed with a course with the HIS prefix.
- English majors must select another Level II Arts and Letters General Studies course and take ENG 3461 instead of ENG 2460. The selected course may not have the ENG prefix or be cross listed with a course with the ENG prefix.
- Human Development majors must select another Level II General Sciences Social Sciences course other than SOC 1010, PSY 1800 or any other PSY course.
- Biology majors must take CHE 1110, CHE 1150, and one additional course chosen in consultation with a Biology Education advisor, instead of SCI 2610 and SCI 2620, and their total for General Studies is 37.
- Speech Communication majors taking Option A of the Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Concentration take BIO 1080 and BIO 1090 instead of SCI 2620 and their total for General Studies is 34.
Professional Elementary Education Licensure Sequence
Additional Required Content Courses
- MTH 2620 - Integrated Mathematics II
- MTL 3600 - Mathematics of the Elementary Curriculum
- HPS 2130 - Health and Physical Education for Elementary Teachers
Total Required Additional Content Credits/Units: 8
- EDT 3010 - Instructional Delivery for Interactive Learning Environments
- EDT 3610 - Applications of Educational Technology
- EDU 3000 - Introduction to Education
- EDU 3200 - Human Diversity: Applications to Multicultural Education
- RDG 3110 - Foundations of Literacy Instruction in Grades P-6
- SED 3600 - The Exceptional Learner in the Classroom
Total Foundations Credits/Units: 12
- EDU 3640 - Basic Techniques of Instruction, Assessment and Management
- EDU 3650 - Field Experience: Basic Techniques of Instruction, Assessment and Management
- EDU 3660 - Teaching Writing K-6 *
- EDU 4100 - Integrated Methods of Teaching Social Studies and Literacy: K–6
- EDU 4105 - Field Experience: Integrated Social Studies and Literacy: K–6
- RDG 4000 - Literacy Instruction in Grades K–6
- EDU 4125 - Field Experience: Integrated Science, Health and Mathematics: K–6
- EDU 4190 - Elementary Student Teaching and Seminar: K–6
- (Initial elementary licensure requires 12 hours student teaching)
* English major must substitute ENG 4650 for this course.
Total Integrated Credits/Units: 29
Total Licensure Sequence: 49
Candidates seeking teacher licensure must also gain admission to the Teacher Education Program. The application form for the program must be completed by attending an Application Meeting scheduled through the Teacher Application Center (WC 136). Formal admission must be obtained BEFORE Integrated Methods coursework can be taken. Refer to the Provisional and Formal Admission section of this Catalog for more information about the necessary process.