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Secondary Education History (BA)

Course Requirements

Content Area Courses

History Core: 16 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

Historical Methods: 8 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required  

Advanced History Course: 16 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

  • HST US History elective 1
  • HST US History elective 2
  • HST Non-US History
  • HST World History elective

History Elective Course: 16 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

  • HST Elective 1
  • HST Elective 2
  • HST Elective 3
  • HST Elective 4

Note: A minimum of 6 HST courses must be at the 300 level.

Pre-Education Introductory Courses: 20 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

Advanced Standing Education Courses: 28 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

Student Teaching: 10 quarter hours required, grade of B- or better required

Registration in student teaching requires completion of all requirements and procedures listed in the college core requirements.  EDU 95 indicates to the Illinois State Board of Education that all field experience hours are complete.  All students also take SEC 387, Capstone Seminar with student teaching (listed in the Liberal Studies section).

Licensure Tests

All individuals licensed by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) are required to complete licensure tests specific to their teaching license.  Secondary Education History majors must complete the following tests: 
 
  • Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) (test #400) - assesses knowledge of reading comprehension, language arts, writing, and math.  Test is required to qualify for Advanced Standing.  *Check with your advisor about qualifying for a waiver with acceptable ACT or SAT test scores.
  • Social Science: History Content Area Test (test #114) – assesses and measures the candidate's core knowledge across history and social science fields.  Test is required before Student Teaching (deadlines apply).
  • EdTPA - assessment conducted during the student teaching experience including video clips of instruction, lesson plans, student work samples, analysis of student learning and reflective commentaries. Students will submit an electronic portfolio to an outside agency for independent evaluation and a fee will be imposed by that agency as part of the assessment.
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