History Major with Concentration in Secondary Education
MSU Denver, School of Letters, Arts and Sciences
History Major in Secondary Education with Social Studies Endorsement
(Effective for students admitted under the Fall 2009, 2010, 2011 catalogs. Post-baccalaureate students seeking secondary school licensure should consult the Post Baccalaureate Guide. History majors who are not seeking secondary school licensure should consult the advising guide for regular History Majors.)
Students who wish to obtain Colorado Licensure for Secondary Social Studies must earn a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in one of the following disciplines: History, Political Science, Economics, Behavioral Science, or Chicana/o Studies. In addition to course requirements in the major, all Social Studies licensure candidates must complete a core curriculum that provides a foundation in History, Geography, Political Science, Economics, and Behavioral Science and addresses the objectives of the PRAXIS or PLACE Social Studies examination. The core curriculum is strengthened by courses in the major.
Note: The Advising Guide is not a substitute for meeting with an academic advisor. Students majoring in History and seeking Secondary Social Studies Teaching Endorsement must consult an advisor in History and one in Secondary Education. Departments will assign the student a regular advisor. Students seeking teacher licensure must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program. The admission form must be completed by attending an application meeting once you have registered for your first education class. The application meeting is scheduled through the Teacher Application Center (WC 136). Formal admission must be obtained BEFORE Level II classes may be taken.
General Studies Requirements
ENG 1010 Freshman Composition: The Essay
ENG 1020 Freshman Composition: Analysis, Research
SPE 1010 Public Speaking
MTH 1610 Integrated Mathematics I
Arts & Letters xxxx (need to take two Arts and Letters)
Social Science xxxx (need to take two Social Science)
Natural Science xxxx (need to take two Natural Science)
*History majors can NOT count a History course in Historical General Studies. They must make up this deficit by taking one additional three hour general studies course in either Arts and Letters, Social Science, or Natural Science.
History Core (15 semester hours required)
HIS 1010 Western Civilization to 1603
HIS 1030 World History to 1500
HIS 1040 World History since 1500
HIS 1210 American History to 1865
HIS 1220 American History since 1865
HIS 4010* Methods of Teaching Social Science: Secondary School*
* The History Department suggests that HIS 4010 be taken concurrently with HIS 4020 or GEG 4020 during the final semester of coursework prior to student teaching.
In addition to the core courses (15 semester hours), students must also take the three courses (9 semester hours listed in Category I, at least two courses (6 semester hours) from Category II, and at least four history elective courses (12 semester hours).
Category I: American History Chronological Sequence (must take all 3 courses)
HIS 3430 American Revolution and Early National Period, 1763-1848
HIS 3520 Civil War and Reconstruction
HIS 3660 Recent U.S., 1945-1990s
Category II: European History Chronological Sequence (at least two courses for 6 hours)
HIS 3031 Ancient Greece
HIS 3060 Rome and the Caesars
HIS 3120 Medieval History
HIS 3140 Renaissance and Reformation
HIS 3200 Early Modern Europe, 1648-1789
HIS 3230 Nineteenth Century Europe
HIS 3260 Twentieth Century Europe, 1914-2000
History Electives (at least four courses for 12 hours)
Elective courses may be selected from among any of the HIS prefix courses offered by the History Department. It is highly recommended that students seeking teaching licensure in Secondary Education take HIS 1110--Colorado History I, as one of their electives.
History Core: 15 semester hours
Category I: 9 semester hours
Category II: 6 semester hours
Electives: 12 semester hours
Total History Major: 42
The above History major requirements go into effect in Fall 2009. Students who entered under earlier catalogs should follow the requirements of their catalog year, or should check with a History advisor so that CAPP adjustments can be made if the student wants to follow the History major as it appears in the Fall 2009 catalog.
Additional Course Requirements for Secondary Social Studies(24 required semester hours)
Political Science (9 hours required)
PSC 1010 American National Government
PSC 1020 Political Systems and Ideas
PSC 3030 Introduction to International Relations
Economics (6 hours required)
ECO 2010 Principles of Economics-Macro
ECO 2020 Principles of Economics-Micro
ECO 3200 Economic History of the U.S.
Geography (6 hours required)
GEG 1920 Concepts and Connections in Geography
GEG 3000 Historical Geography of the U.S.
Anthropology (3 hours required)
ANT 1310 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Total Additional Requirements: 24
Secondary Education Courses (34-35 hours required)
EDS 3130 Foundation of Educational Psychology and Philosophy - 4 semester hours
EDS 3140 First Field Experience in Secondary Education (60 hours) - 1 semester hour
EDS 3150 Issues in Multicultural Education in Secondary Schools* - 3 semester hours
EDT 3610 Applications of Educational Technology - 2 semester hours
EDT 3010 Instructional Development for Interactive Learning Environments - 3 semester hours
SED 3600 The Exceptional Learner in the Classroom - 3 semester hours
EDS 3210 Classroom Management, Planning, and Assessment in Secondary Schools - 3 semester hours
EDS 3240 Field Experience: Classroom Management, Planning, and Assessment in Secondary Schools (60 Hours) - 1 semester hour
RDG 3260 Teaching Content Literacy Skills - 4 semester hours
HIS 4020 Field Experience: Teaching Social Studies in Secondary Schools (60 hours) - 1 semester hour
GEG 4020 Field Experience: Teaching Geography in Secondary Schools (60 hours) - 1 semester hour
EDS 4290 Student Teaching and Seminar: Secondary 7-12 - 12 semester hours
* Meets Multicultural requirements for graduation.
Grand Total Requirements: 124-125
A suggested eight semester course schedule is listed on the next page. Students following this schedule may graduate in eight semesters and be eligible for endorsement in teaching Secondary Social Studies. Individual circumstance, including grade point average and successful completion of coursework, may affect a student’s progress toward a degree. Each History major Social Studies licensure student must seek academic advising in the History Department and have a CAPP report run and reviewed by a History advisor at least annually.
For Further information, contact:The History Department Central Classroom 211 303-556-3113 The School of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Office of the DeanWest Classroom 257 303-556-3215 The Teacher Education DepartmentWEst Classroom 136303-556-6228 The Teacher Application CenterWest Classroom 136303-556-3691
HISTORY MAJOR IN SECONDARY EDUCATION WITH SOCIAL STUDIES ENDORSEMENT
This sequence is designed to assist student who wish to complete their degree in four years.
|Semester 1||Credits||Semester 2||Credits|
|ENG 1010||3||ENG 1020||3|
|SPE 1010||3||MTH 1610||3|
|HIS 1010 or 1030||3||ANT 1310||3|
|Arts & Letters xxxx||3||Natural Science xxxx||3|
|PSC 1010||3||HIS 1040||3|
|Semester Total||15||Semester Total||15|
|Semester 3||Credits||Semester 4||Credits|
|EDT 3610 or 3010||2-3||EDS 3130||4|
|HIS Category II||3||EDS 3140||1|
|HIS 1210||3||EDS 3150*||3|
|PSC 1020||3||ECO 2010||3|
|Arts & Letters xxxx||3||HIS 1220||3|
|HIS Category II||3|
|Semester Total||14-15||Semester Total||17|
|Semester 5||Credits||▲Semester 6||Credits|
|SED 3600||3||GEG 3000||3|
|PSC 3030||3||EDS 3210||3|
|Natural Science xxxx||3||EDS 3240||1|
|GEG 1920||3||HIS Category I||3|
|HIS Category I||3||HIS Elective||3|
|HIS Category I||3||HIS Elective||3|
|Semester Total||18||Semester Total||16|
|▲Semester 7||Credits||Semester 8||Credits|
|HIS Elective||3||EDS 4290||12**|
|ECO 3200 or ECO 2020||3|
|HIS 4020 or GEG 4020||1|
|Semester Total||17||Semester Total||12|
** Senior Experience
▲ During semester 6, you need to attend the preliminary Student Teaching application meeting. The primary meeting will be held on the first Friday of the 7th semester from 3-5 p.m. Student Teaching must be completed during the fall or spring semester. The Student Teaching application deadline for Fall Student Teaching is the third Friday of February, and for Spring Student Teaching it is the third Friday of September. PLACE or PRAXIS content tests must be passed by the application deadline.
|Teacher Education Licensure||34-35|
|Other Social Sciences||24|
Note: Please review History major requirements in the MSU Denver Catalog and consult with a History Department advisor.