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Secondary Education History with a Teacher Licensure Concentration (B.A.)

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Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits: 125-126


Freshman - Credits: 32

  • Foreign Language   (Cr: 6)
ED 010 - Communication/Literacy Lab (Cr: 0)
ED 125 - Approaches to Secondary Education (Cr: 3)
ENG 111 - Critical Reading and Writing I (Cr: 3)
Satisfies the Writing Designated Core requirement.
ENG 112 - Critical Reading and Writing II (Cr: 3)
Satisfies the Writing Designated Core requirement.
HST 101 - Western Civilization I (Cr: 3)
HST 102 - Western Civilization II (Cr: 3)
HST 103 - United States History I (Cr: 3)
HST 104 - United States History II (Cr: 3)
HST 201 - Contemporary Approaches to History (Cr: 3)
INT 100 - Internship I (Cr: 2)

Sophomore - Credits: 32-33

  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Science and Technology General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3-4)
  • History Elective   (Cr: 3)
ED 203 - Introduction to Children with Special Needs (Cr: 3)
ED 240/240L - Literacy in the Content Areas and Field Experience (Cr: 3)
INT 200 - Internship II (Cr: 2)
IST 325 - World Geography (Cr: 3)
POL 213 - American Government and Politics (Cr: 3)
PSY 200 - Child and Adolescent Psychology (Cr: 3)

Junior - Credits: 31

  • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Global Issues General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • History Elective  (Cr: 6)
    (must be at the 300 level)
  • Values & Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
ED 030 - Subject Matter Lab (Cr: 0)
ED 321 - Junior Transitions (Cr: 1)
ED 330/330L - Sheltered English Immersion Teacher's Endorsement Course and Field Experience (Cr: 3)
ED 339 - Classroom Assessment (Cr: 3)
ED 380/380L - Methods in the Secondary Content Areas and Field Experience (Cr: 3)
LST 302 - Methods of Inquiry in the Humanities (Cr: 3)

Senior - Credits: 30

  • General Education Electives  (Cr: 9)
    (one must be above the 100 level)
ED 400 - Practicum and Seminar in Education (Cr: 12)
ENG 218 - Argument Based Writing (Cr: 3)
HST 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
HST 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: 3)

Teaching Practicum

Students pursuing secondary education complete a full-semester minimum 300-hour practicum in their licensure field during the senior year. They are placed in local Massachusetts schools and closely supervised by a licensed cooperating teacher and a college supervisor. Weekly seminars bring all student teachers together with faculty who provide supervision and mentoring throughout the practicum. 

Please visit the School of Education's Secondary Education Licensure page for more information.


Preservation and Restoration

Download the History Career Sheet for more options and information.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the History program, students will:

Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary approaches to the study of history.
Communicate effectively in written form within the conventions of the discipline of history.
Interpret primary sources and use them to develop historical arguments. 
Explain the historical roots of various contemporary issues.
Trace the broad contours of US history, the history of western civilization, or world history (after meeting the two-course survey sequence in one of these areas and taking other courses in the major). 
Explain the histories of groups in the United States and abroad differentiated by race, gender, ethnicity, class, and culture. 
Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the discipline.
Make connections between their major and professional opportunities through a variety of internships.

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