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

*Effective Fall 2020, this program is being phased out and has a 3-year teach out plan. More information can be found here.

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 365Methods of Teaching Social Studies5
PSC 101American National Government3
PSC 110American State and Local Government3
or PSC 200 International Politics
SOC 110Introduction to Sociology3
ECO 260Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECO 261Principles of Microeconomics3
GEO 100World Geography3
GEO 210Geography of the United States and Canada3
or GEO 310 Geography of Asia
or GEO 320 Geography of Europe
PSY 101General Psychology3
Select fifteen credit hours of History courses with twelve credit hours numbered 300 or higher 115
Bachelor of Arts Foreign Language Requirement
Credit hours in one foreign language12
Education Professional Sequence
Students must complete the Professional Sequence36

 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.

Program Graduation Requirements 

  1. Earn a grade of C or higher in all major coursework, including History coursework not used within the major.
  2. Earn a grade of C or higher in all foreign language coursework.
  3. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.75, a major GPA of 3.0 and a minimum 3.0 GPA in Education coursework.
  4. Earn 12 credit hours of foreign language.

University Graduation Requirements 

  1. Earn a minimum of 120 credit hours (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. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.
  6. Successfully pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement exam.