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History: Secondary Education Teacher Licensure Concentration

  • Program Overview

    If you want a high impact career teaching history, helping students understand how the past informs the present, you can add the secondary education concentration.

    As a history major, you can pursue Massachusetts state teaching licensure by adding the secondary education concentration. In doing so, you can become licensed to teach at the middle (grades 5-8) or high school (grades 8-12) levels in the state of Massachusetts.

    The experience you will gain at Endicott is comprehensive. You will complete freshman and sophomore internships in a range of school settings, a sophomore and junior field experience connected to your secondary education courses, a junior year pre-practicum, and senior year full practicum experience. Upon graduation, you will have completed all of the requirements necessary to apply for an initial license in the state of Massachusetts, and you will be eligible to pursue licensure in many other states. Students receive free preparation for the required Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) as part of the program.

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  • Curriculum

    Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits: 126-127

    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

    • History Elective   (Cr: 3)
    • Individual and Society General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
    • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
    • Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement   (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)
    • ENG 218 - Argument Based Writing (Cr: 3)
      Satisfies the Writing Designated Requirement
    • 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: 32

    • History Electives  (Cr: 6)
      (must be at the 300 level)
    • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
    • Global Issues General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • Values & Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • World Cultures General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • ED 030 - Subject Matter Lab (Cr: 0)
    • ED 303 - Pre-Practicum Field Experience (Cr: 1)
    • ED 321 - Junior Transitions (Cr: 1)
    • ED 330/330L - Sheltered English Immersion (Cr: 3)
    • ED 339 - Classroom Assessment (Cr: 3)
    • ED 380 - Methods in the Secondary Content Areas and Field Experience (Cr: 3)
    • LST 302 - Methods of Inquiry in the Humanities (Cr: 3)

    Senior - Credits: 30

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

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  • Internships and Careers

    An Endicott education means you'll graduate with a degree and a resume.

    Whether you pursue graduate school or embark on your career right away after graduation, we believe that your time at Endicott will prepare you for the next step. Take a look at what our graduates have been up to lately.

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