History with Teacher Certification (Bachelor of Arts, B.A.)

The Bachelor of Arts degree with Teacher Certification leads to certification to teach History in schools. Students who pursue this program should consider teaching as their immediate career goal.

General Studies
Students must complete General Studies courses42-47
Major Requirements
HIS 140American History to 18653
HIS 150American History since 18653
HIS 200Ancient and Medieval Civilization3
HIS 210Early Modern Civilization3
HIS 230Modern Europe: 1789 to the Present3
HIS 290The Historian's Craft3
HIS 330Recent United States History3
or HIS 340 Recent European History
HIS 365Methods of Teaching Social Studies5
PSC 101American National Government3
PSC 110American State and Local Government3
SOC 110Introduction to Sociology3
ECO 101Current Issues in the Economy3
or ECO 260 Principles of Macroeconomics
GEO 100World Geography3
GEO 210Geography of the United States and Canada3
or GEO 320 Geography of Europe
PHL 219Reasoning and Argumentation3
Select fifteen credit hours of History courses with twelve credit hours numbered 300 or higher15
Select three credit hours in Geography, Political Science, or Sociology3
Bachelor of Arts Foreign Language Requirement
Credit hours in one foreign language12
Education Professional Sequence
Students must complete the Professional Sequence33

NOTE: A grade of C or higher must be earned in all major coursework, foreign language courses and Education courses in order to be approved for junior and senior teaching experiences.

Graduation Requirements 

  1. Earn a minimum of 124 credit hours, including 60 from a senior college (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
  2. Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses.  Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
  3. Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
  4. Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments. 
  5. Earn a grade of C or higher in all major coursework, including History coursework not used within the major.
  6. Earn a grade of C or higher in all foreign language coursework.
  7. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.75, a major GPA of 3.0 and a minimum 3.0 GPA in Education coursework.
  8. Earn 12 credit hours in one foreign language.
  9. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.