History Secondary Education Certification

History majors also may wish to obtain certification to teach history at the secondary level. Students who complete this secondary education program receive certification to teach in Maryland upon graduation, along with reciprocity for teaching in certain other states. Students must complete requirements specified by the Education Department Secondary Education Certification and meet the following history and social science requirements.

Requirements for Certification

Social Science Requirements (12 credits):

ECON 205Principles of Macroeconomics

3.0

GEOG 101Cultural Geography

3.0

PSCI 203Introduction to U.S. Politics

3.0

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3.0

Total Credit Hours:12.0

Introductory U S History and World History Requirements (15 credits)

HIST 217History of the United States to 1877

3.0

HIST 218History of the United States since 1877

3.0

HIST 264Ancient and Medieval World to 1200

3.0

HIST 265Medieval and Early Modern World, 1200-1800

3.0

HIST 266The Modern World, 1750 to Present

3.0

Total Credit Hours:15.0

Diversity Requirements (6 credits)

AFHS 257The African American Experience

3.0

HIST 269Women in America

3.0

or

HIST 268Latin America

3.0

Total Credit Hours:6.0

Methodology Requirements (6 credits)

HIST 373Research and Writing in History

3.0

HIST 470/HIST 570Seminar: Topics in History

3.0

Total Credit Hours:6.0

EDUC 411 fulfills the History major internship requirement.

Three more courses, distributed as follows (9 credits)

  • At least one course must be from each of the following three areas,
  • At least two courses must be 300-level history courses, and
  • at least one course must focus mainly on a time period before 1500 (i.e., an ancient or medieval period); the ancient/medieval courses are: HIST 202, HIST 300, HIST 309, HIST 312, HIST 314, HIST 347, HIST 354, HIST 365, HIST 366, HIST 371A and are noted as (E) for “Early” after course description:

One course in American History (3 credits)

HIST 318Colonial and Revolutionary America

3.0

HIST 319The Civil War and Reconstruction

3.0

HIST 320America in the Sixties

3.0

HIST 338The Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 1877-1929

3.0

HIST 339New Deal America, 1929-2000

3.0

HIST 353US Foreign Relations since World War II

3.0

HIST 358African Americans and Sports

3.0

HIST 359Black Women in America

3.0

HIST 371BTopics in American History

3.0

HIST 376American Frontiers

3.0

HIST 377Civil Rights and Black Power

3.0

HIST 378Blacks and American Law

3.0

HIST 379Making of the American City

3.0

HIST 380The Native American Experience

3.0

Total Credit Hours:3.0

One course in European History (3 credits)

HIST 202Medieval Europe

3.0

HIST 300From Celts to Vikings 400-1000

3.0

HIST 306Heresy and Society in Europe, 1400-1800

3.0

HIST 312Women in Medieval Europe

3.0

HIST 314Medieval and Tudor England

3.0

HIST 349Europe in the Age Total War

3.0

HIST 354Medieval Warfare

3.0

HIST 365The Ancient Near East and Greece

3.0

HIST 366Ancient Rome

3.0

HIST 369Modern Europe, 1789-2000

3.0

HIST 371ATopics in Early History

3.0

HIST 371CTopics in Modern European History

3.0

Total Credit Hours:3.0

One course in Global History (3 credits)

HIST 246Modern Africa, 1400-Present

3.0

HIST 309Islam & the Crusades

3.0

HIST 330Cultural Encounters in LatAm Hist

3.0

HIST 347The Indigenous World

3.0

HIST 356Global Empires I

3.0

HIST 357Global Empires II

3.0

HIST 371DTopics in World History

3.0

Total Credit Hours:3.0