Go to information for History/Political Science .
Chair (History): Dr. Denise Holladay Damico, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair (Education): Dr. Stephanie Ivory, email@example.com, 814-472-2844
A professional program which combines the major with specialized courses in education and leads to secondary teacher certification. For students wishing to extend their learning experience beyond the classroom, a variety of internship opportunities
The History, B.A., Social Studies/Secondary Education Concentration option prepares candidates for Pennsylvania grades 7-12 certification. Students seeking Secondary Education certification must complete all requirements of the content area degree.
Student Learning Outcomes:
History majors will:
- Understand major developments in History.
- Identify key events, movements, and figures in the history of the U.S., and understand these events, movements, and figures in transnational history.
- Identify key events, movements, and figures in the history of Europe, and understand these events, movements, and figures in transnational context.
- Identify key events, movements, and figures in world history and understand these events, movements, and figures in transnational context.
- Develop a chronological and synthetic paradigm of the past.
- Develop critical thinking skills within the context of the discipline of History.
- Find and analyze primary source documents.
- Find and interpret secondary sources.
- Generate evidence-based original analysis.
- Develop effective writing skills.
- Utilize methods appropriate to the discipline of History.
- Implement citation styles consistent with the professional standards of History.
Progression and/or Retention Criteria:
A student must complete an application for admission and be accepted into the Professional Teacher Preparation Program prior to registering for 300/400 level Education courses.
To be accepted into the Professional Teacher Preparation Program, the candidate must have:
- Completed no less than 48 credits as required by the PDE;
- Achieved at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA;
- Achieved no grade lower than C in major and collateral courses;
- Demonstrate proficiency in Basic Skills: Reading, Writing, and Mathematics (SAT exemption, ACT exemption, PAPA, and/or CORE, EDUC 421);
- Completed at least 6 semester hour credits in college level English;
- Complete at least 6 semester hour credits in college level Math;
- Completed EDUC 150;
- Met with advisor in the Education Department;
- A brief essay (“Why I Want to Pursue Teaching as a Career”);
- Letter of recommendation (Candidate must have a letter endorsed by a faculty member outside the Education Department).
Estimated Completion Time:
Typically 4 years of full-time study
Total Credits Required:
See requirements for Education .