Knowledge of history is valuable to students who plan to enter such professional fields as teaching, the ministry, law, social work, and journalism. Moreover, various state and federal agencies employ historians as archivists, administrators, writers, lecturers, and instructors. The study of history is also good preparation for employment with the Department of State, social service agencies, the National Park Service, museums or other public or private agencies.
Major in History: Social Studies Education Option (BA) 120 hours
Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) Conceptual Framework: Attaining Educational Achievement through Collaboration and Reflection
The mission of the education Educator Preparation Program is to prepare candidates who attain educational achievement through collaboration and reflection. To that end the education preparation program (including content departments), collaborates with K-12 schools, Educational Service Cooperatives, Educational Renewal Zones and other local, state, and national organizations to inculcate high standards of educational achievement for all students. The program engages pre-service and in-service teachers, administrators, counselors and other educators to excel in teaching, leadership, scholarship and service.
The EPP holds the established dispositions, as described in the conceptual framework, as critical for all initial candidates pursuing a degree in the EPP. See the College of Education section in the catalog.
The EPP holds the established competencies, as described in the conceptual framework, as critical for all initial candidates pursuing a degree in the EPP. See the College of Education section in the catalog. Graduation with an education minor requires admission to the Teacher Education Program.
University Requirement – 2 hours
GSTD 1002 Freshman Seminar
General Education – 26 hours (9 hours of social science included in the major)
History – 27 hours
HIST 1003 World History I
HIST 1013 World History II
HIST 2013 U.S. History I
HIST 2023 U.S. History II
HIST 3133 Research Methods
HIST 4083 Arkansas History
3 hours of upper-level U.S. History
6 hours of upper-level non-U.S. History
Social Science – 18 hours
ECON 2103 Principles of Microeconomics
GEOG 2003 Introduction to Geography
PSCI 2003 American Government: National
PSCI 2013 State and Local Government: Arkansas and the U.S.
3 hours of upper-level political science or geography
Select 3 hours from the following:
SOC 1003 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
SOC 2003 Introduction to Sociology
Minor in Education – 21 hours
EDUC 2000 Educational Field Experience, Level I Lab
EDUC 2003 Introduction to Education
EDUC 3013 Educational Psychology
EDUC 4043 Assessment, Evaluation and Measurement
EDUC 4273 Classroom and Group Management
S ED 3313 Methods and Materials in Secondary and Middle School Social Studies
S ED 4023 Supervised Field Experience Level II
SPED 4073 Survey of Exceptional Individuals
Student Teaching Semester – 12 hours
EDUC 4003 Student Teaching Seminar
S ED 4006 Student Teaching in the Secondary School I
S ED 4103 Student Teaching in the Secondary School II
Other requirements – 12 hours
SPCH 1113 Introduction to Public Speaking
6 hours of foreign language*
Select 3 hours from the following:
HIST 4353 Senior Paper Research
3 hours upper level writing course**
*Foreign language may be fulfilled by freshman-level courses or higher in the same language or a satisfactory score on a language proficiency exam.
**In consultation with a faculty advisor, students will complete three semester hours in an upper level non-creative writing course or completion of HIST 4353 Senior Paper Research.
Electives – 2 hours