HISTORY / SOCIAL SCIENCE WITH SECONDARY EDUCATION LICENSURE

92 credit hours


BE A CHAPTER IN THEIR STORY. History is not just about studying the past, it’s relevant for today and the future. Discover how to make textbook stories come to life as you show students how history relates to their lives and the world around them. Graduating with Trinity’s History/Social Science with Secondary Education Licensure degree will prepare you to engage the next generation of learners with the contemporary issues of our times.

WHY STUDY HISTORY / SOCIAL SCIENCE WITH SECONDARY EDUCATION LICENSURE AT TIU?

Knowing historical facts, governmental structure, and teaching methods is useless without the opportunity to put it into action. During your time at Trinity, you will have the chance to engage in classroom observation, lesson planning, and student teaching at local middle and high schools.

As a student, you will have the opportunity to step outside the classroom in your studies as you re-enact historic battles, travel and study abroad, and hear seminars that will deepen your knowledge of eras and events.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO EARN MY DEGREE?

Most History & Social Science with Secondary Education Licensure majors graduate within 3-4 years. Requirements total 92 hours. Up to 15 hours required in the major may be used to meet general education requirements. This major requires 54 hours for the history major and 38 hours of professional education courses.

DID YOU KNOW?

You will have the option to take courses toward the Learning Behavior Specialist I (LBS I) endorsement, which allows candidates to teach special education in grades 9-12 or 6-12, the grade levels they will be licensed to teach in Illinois.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

The History/Social Science with Secondary Education Licensure major prepares you with the knowledge, skills, and ability to teach secondary students, and to model Christian values in your personal and professional life. This major provides you with a big-picture understanding of history and of current teaching methodologies. Successful completion of this major and passing the required state licensure exams will make you eligible to receive an Illinois Professional Educator License for high school grades 9-12 and/or middle grades (5 – 8).   

COURSEWORK:

Requirements total 92 hours. Up to 15 hours required in the major may be used to meet general education requirements. This major requires 54 hours for the history major and 38 hours of professional education courses. Interesting courses you can take include:

  • Seminar in Ancient Greece and Rome
  • Teaching History & Social Studies in Secondary School
  • Introduction to Economics

History / Social Science with Secondary Education Licensure

HISTORY REQUIRED COURSES
Course Title Credits
HI 105 Understanding History 3 hours
HI 121 United States History I 3 hours
HI 122 United States History II 3 hours
HI 201 World Civilizations to 1600 3 hours
HI 202 World Civilizations Since 1600 3 hours
HI 485 Philosophy of History 3 hours
Select two of the following: 6 hours
HI 410 Seminar in Ancient Greece and Rome
HI 420 Seminar in Medieval/Renaissance History
HI 430 Seminar in Early Modern Europe
HI 440 Seminar in Modern Europe
HI 471 Seminar in Colonial and Revolutionary America
HI 475 Seminar in American History
ELECTIVES COURSES
Any History course above the 100 level; two must be at 300 level or above.
Course Title Credits
HI 261 Topics in Military History
HI 271 Topics in World History
HI 289 Topics in History
HI 321X American Church History
HI 322X Topics in Church History
HI 325 Topics in European History
HI 340X History of Christianity
HI 359 Topics for Honors Students
HI 361 Advanced Topics in Military History
HI 362 Contemporary World Affairs
HI 372 History of Ideas in America
HI 373 African American History
HI 374 American Civil War
HI 375 Topics in American History
HI 376 Twentieth-Century American Cultural History
HI 450 Independent Study
SUPPORTING SOCIAL SCIENCE COURSES
Course Title Credits
BUS 103
OR
BUS 208
Introduction to Economics
OR
Macroeconomics
3 hours
GEO 100 World Geography 3 hours
POL 250 American Government 3 hours
PSY/ED 260X Education Psychology/Human Development 3 hours
PSY 337 Psychology of Adolescence 3 hours
SOC 330 Race and Ethnic Relations 3 hours
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COURSES
Course Title Credits
ED 101 Introduction to Teaching 2 hours
ED 103 Professional Skills for Teachers 1 hour
ED 240 Foundations of Education 2 hours
ED 306 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum 3 hours
ED 310 General Teaching Methods 2 hours
ED 311 General Teaching Methods Pre-Clinical Experience 1 hour
ED 330 Introduction to Special Education 3 hours
ED 363 Teaching History Secondary School 3 hours
ED 368 Secondary Methods Pre-clinical Experience 2 hours
ED 380 Diversity in Education 1 hour
ED 381 Diversity Pre-clinical Experience 1 hour
ED 413 Clinical Practice in the Secondary School 12 hours
ED 421 Classroom Management 1 hour
ED 422 Advanced Seminar in Education 2 hours
ED 430 Educational Research & Assessment 2 hours
Total Hours   92 hours

 

Golden Apple Scholars

The Golden Apple Scholars program identifies talented high school seniors, and first and second-year college students, who will commit to teach in high-need schools. The program provides scholarship assistance and a paid summer institute where students receive classroom experience and professional mentoring.

CAREER OUTCOMES:

History Teacher Cultural Resource Manager
Corporate Historian Litigation Researcher
Archivist Tutor
School Administrator Historical Editor
Lawyer Museum Curator
Biographer
Some options may require an advanced degree.

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