Degree Requirements

History Major Requirements

I. Major Program Requirements
Thirty-three semester credits of history, including:

  • HI 101-102 Topics in Global History
  • HI 121-122 US History of the United States
  • HI 494 Historiography
  • HI 495 Research Seminar in History
    One non-western “global diversity” history course, chosen from the following list:
    • HI 241 History of the Modern Middle East
    • HI 271 History of Modern Latin America
    • HI 291 Modern African History
    • HI 251 Introduction to East Asia

Note: At least 6 of the remaining 12 credits must be taken in courses at the 300-400 level.

II. Other Program Requirements
Completion of a modern foreign or classical language through the intermediate level.

Note: All degree students should review requirements for graduation
as described in this catalog.

Major in History for Secondary Education

I. Major Program Requirements
Thirty-six semester credits of history, including:

  • HI 101-102 History of Western Civilization
  • HI 121-122 History of the United States
  • HI 231 Montana and the West
  • HI 241 History of the Modern Middle East
    • or HI 251 Introduction to East Asia
    • or HI 271 History of Modern Latin America
    • or HI 291 Modern African History
  • HI 494 Historiography
  • HI 495 Research Seminar in History

And at least 6 of the remaining 12 credits must be taken in courses at the 300-400 level.

II. Other Program Requirements
Completion of a modern foreign or classical language (Latin or Greek) through the intermediate level.

III. Professional Education Requirements

  • AN/SO 218 Introduction to Native American Studies
  • CS 103 Instructional Media and Technology
  • ED 102 Foundations of Education
  • ED/PSY 229 Educational Psychology
  • ED 245 Diversity Field Experience
  • ED 305 Classroom Management
  • ED 318 Content Area Reading and Secondary Methods
  • ED 344 Secondary Social Studies
  • ED 405 Education Seminar
  • ED 410 Student Teaching
  • ED 412 Measurement & Assessment in Teaching
  • PSY 228 Adolescent Psychology
    • or Developmental Psychology
  • SPED 300 Introduction to Exceptional Children
    United States and contemporary world cultures course(s) see index for page number.

Note: Students interested in the history for secondary education option should also consider the Social Studies for Secondary Education, History and Political Science for Secondary Education, or History/ Political Science/Social Studies for Secondary Education broadfield majors.

IV. Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program and Student Teaching

Teacher Education Program: Individuals pursuing academic programs that lead to teacher licensure must seek admission to the teacher education program by the end of their sophomore year.
Student Teaching: In the spring semester of the junior year all preservice teachers must seek admission to student teaching.

Notes:

  1. All History for Secondary Education students must meet the following requirements: 1) earn a grade of "C" or better in all Professional Education Requirements, Major Program Requirements, and Other Program Requirements; 2) earn a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average, and 3) earn a minimum 2.65 grade point average in Major Program Requirements, Other Program Requirements, and Professional Education Requirements.
  2. See Secondary Education Requirements.

History Minor Requirements

I. Minor Program Requirements
Twenty-one semester credits of history, including:

  • HI 101-102 History of Western Civilization
  • HI 121-122 History of the United States
    One non-western “global diversity” history course, chosen from the following list:
    • HI 241 History of the Modern Middle East
    • HI 251 Introduction to East Asia
    • HI 271 History of Modern Latin America
    • HI 291 Modern African History

Minor in History for Secondary Education

I. Minor Program Requirements
Twenty-four semester credits of history, including:

  • HI 101-102 History of Western Civilization
  • HI 121-122 History of the United States
  • HI 231 Montana and the West
  • HI 241 History of the Modern Middle East
    • or HI 251 Introduction to East Asia
    • or HI 271 History of Modern Latin America
    • or HI 291 Modern African History
      6 credits of history electives

II. Other Program Requirement

  • ED 344 Secondary Social Studies

III. Teacher Licensure:

To obtain teacher licensure in history for secondary education, a student must complete:

  • ED 408 Student Teaching in the Minor Area
    • or ED 410 Student Teaching

Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program and Student Teaching

Teacher Education Program: Students pursuing academic programs that lead to teacher licensure must seek admission to the teacher education program by the end of their sophomore year.

Student Teaching: In the spring semester of the junior year, all preservice teachers must seek admission to student teaching.

Note:

1. All History for Secondary Education students must meet the following requirements: 1) earn a grade of "C" or better in all Professional Education Requirements, Minor Program Requirements, and Other Program Requirements; 2) earn a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average, and 3) earn a minimum 2.65 grade point average in Minor Program Requirements, Other Program Requirements, and Professional Education Requirements.

2. See Secondary Education Requirements and Professional Education Requirements for Secondary Education.

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