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Secondary Education - Citizenship (History)

Effective Fall 2009

Students seeking Secondary Education Certification in Citizenship must declare majors in both History and Secondary Education (Citizenship) and complete the full History course sequence as well as the Secondary Education Professional Course and Certification requirements. Students must consult their advisers in both departments each semester regarding course selection and other certification requirements.

A total of 124 Credits are required for a Bachelor of Science in Education with a specialization in citizenship. Required courses include:


GEOG.100 World Regional Geography

HISTORY.125 Western Civilization to 1650

HISTORY.126 Western Civilization since 1650

HISTORY.298 Historiography

POLISCI.101 Elements of Political Science

POLISCI.120 U.S. Government

Two Regional or Non-Western History Courses from the following list:

HISTORY.131 History of Asian Civilization to 1500

HISTORY.132 History of Asian Civilization Since 1500

HISTORY.141 Imperialism and Colonialism in Modern East Asia

HISTORY.142 Latin America

HISTORY.143 Black Africa

HISTORY.145 Muslim World to 1405

HISTORY.146 Muslim World since 1405

HISTORY.151 History of Africa to 1885

HISTORY.152 History of Africa since 1885

HISTORY.216 Africa and Black Atlantic 1790

HISTORY.217 Africa and Black Atlantic Since 1790

For a list of the courses suitable for the remaining history requirements consult the 300/400 level course guide from the History Department

Any upper division (300/400) level course in U.S. History (Pennsylvania History is recommended)

Any upper division (300/400) level course in European History

Any upper division (300/400) level course in Non-Western or Regional History

Six (6) Credits 300-400 level electives in History

Secondary Education

EDFOUND.206 Teachers, Schools and Society

EDFOUND.251 Psychological Foundations of Education.

EDFOUND.291 Principles of Teaching

EDFOUND.311 Classroom Measurement and Assessment

EDFOUND.406 Multicultural Education

EDFOUND.497 Teaching in Education: First Experience

EDFOUND.498 Teaching in Education: Second Experience

SECED.355 Teaching Social Studies

SPECED.275 Linking Assessment

SPECED.358 Methods of Instruction

Choose one of the following three courses:

EDFOUND.204 Educational Technology for Teaching and Learning

EDFOUND.350 Instructional Design Systems

EDFOUND.351 Virtual Learning Communities

General Education

Among 50 credits of general education courses, the following are required:

ANTHRO.121 Prin of Econ I

AUDSLP.415 ELL: Basics of Language and Communications or

PROFSTUD.494 ELL: Strategies and Methods

COMMSTUD.103 Public Speaking or COMMSTUD.104 Interpersonal Communication

ENGLISH.101 Foundations of College Writing

HISTORY.121 U.S. History

HISTORY.122 U.S. History

HISTORY.398 Research and Writing Skills (Required of all History/Citizenship majors)

MATH.141 Intro to Statistics

PSYCH.101 General Psychology

PSYCH.212 Adolescent Psychology

SPECED.101 Introduction to Exceptional Individuals

A Literature Course

A mathematics course

Among courses chosen to meet humanities requirement, three departments must be represented from Art and Art History, Communication Studies and Theatre Arts, English, Languages and Cultures, Music History, and Philosophy. Among natural sciences and mathematics requirements, three departments must be represented from Biological and Allied Health Sciences, Chemistry; Geography and Geosciences; Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics, and Physics and Engineering Technology.