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Secondary Education - Citizenship (History)

Effective Fall, 2009

Students seeking Secondary Education Certification in Citizenship must declare majors in both History and Secondary Education (Citizenship) and complete the full History course sequence as well as the Secondary Education Professional Course and Certification requirements. Students must consult their advisers in both departments each semester regarding course selection and other certification requirements.

A total of 124 Credits is required for a bachelor of science in education with a specialization in citizenship. Required courses include:


41.100 World Regional Geography

42.125 Western Civilization to 1650

42.126 Western Civilization since 1650

42.298 Historiography

44.101 Elements of Political Science

44.120 U.S. Government

Two Regional or Non-Western History Courses from the following list:

42.131 Asian Civilization To 1500
42.132 Asian Civilization Since 1500
42.141 Modern China and Japan
42.142 Latin America
42.143 Black Africa
42.145 Muslim World to 1405
42.146 Muslim World since 1405
42.151 History of Africa to 1885
42.152 History of Africa since 1885
42.216 Africa and Black Atlantic 1790
42.217 Africa and Black Atlantic Since 1790

For a list of the courses suitable for the remaining history requirements consult the 300/400 level course guide from the History Department

Any upper division (300/400) level course in U.S. History (Pennsylvania History is recommended)

Any upper division (300/400) level course in European History

Any upper division (300/400) level course in Non-Western or Regional History

Six (6) Credits 300-400 level electives in History

Secondary Education

60.206 Teachers, Schools and Society

60.251 Psychological Foundations of Education.

60.291 Principles of Teaching

60.311 Classroom Measurement and Assessment

65.355 Teaching Social Studies

60.406 Multicultural Education

60.497 Teaching in Education: First Experience

60.498 Teaching in Education: Second Experience

70.275 Linking Assessment

70.358 Methods of Instruction

Choose one of the following three courses:
60.204 Educational Computing and Technology
60.350 Instructional Design Systems
60.351 Virtual Learning Communities

General Education

Among 50 credits of general education courses, the following are required:

20.101 Composition I

25.103 Public Speaking or 25.104 Interpersonal Communication

42.121 U.S. History

42.122 U.S. History

42.398 Research and Writing Skills (Required of all History/Citizenship majors)

A Literature Course

A mathematics course

46.121 Prin of Econ I

48.101 General Psychology

48.212 Adolescent. Psychology

53.141 Intro to Statistics

70.101 Introduction to Exceptional Individuals

72.415 ELL: Basics of Language and Communications or

79.494 ELL: Strategies and Methods or 72.415 ELL Basics of Lang & Comm

Among courses chosen to meet humanities requirement, three departments must be represented from Art and Art History, Communication Studies and Theatre Arts, English, Languages and Cultures, Music History, and Philosophy. Among natural sciences and mathematics requirements, three departments must be represented from Biological and Allied Health Sciences, Chemistry; Geography and Geosciences; Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics, and Physics and Engineering Technology.