History Education

Individuals interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete a degree in the content area they want to teach plus the teacher preparation program through the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Individuals must complete the teaching major/teaching track within that degree program, which may contain different course requirements than the academic major since the sequence of courses is designed to meet state standards. Upon completion of the degree program with the teaching track and the secondary licensure program, one will be eligible for a standard Montana teaching license in this content area.

Students may earn a teaching major in history by completing the requirements for the BA in history, to include the following:

All requirements for the history major apply. Students with a teaching major in history must also complete a teaching major or minor in a second field. For the history teaching major, students must be formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program and complete all of the professional education licensure requirements. Students may also earn a teaching minor in history. See the Department of Teaching and Learning for more information.

Bachelor of Arts - History; History Education Option

College Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 46

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2017-2018

Note: A maximum of 60 credits in History are allowed. Penalties will apply for more than 60 credits. Students must be formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program and complete all of the professional education licensure requirements. See the Department of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education and Human Sciences for more information. A major GPA of 2.75 is required to be eligible for student teaching. Students who choose to complete a teaching major in history must also complete a teaching major or minor in a second field.

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 

Summary

Lower Division Core Courses12
American History Introductory Course
European History Introductory Course
Montana History
Historical Methods Course
American History Upper Division Electives6
World History Electives9
European Upper Division History Electives6
Upper Division History Electives6
Teaching Methods Requirement4
History Upper Division Writing Requirement3
Total Hours46

Lower Division Core Courses

Rule: Must complete the following subcategories

Minimum Required Grade: C-

12 Total Credits Required

American History Introductory Course

Rule: Must complete 1 of the following courses

Note: AP Policy: Those students scoring a "5" on the American History AP exam can be excused from the survey course requirement. Another American history course must then be taken in place of the survey course. Please consult with the Humanities Advisor with questions.

HSTA 101HAmerican History I4
or HSTA 102H American History II
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

European History Introductory Course

Rule: Must complete 1 of the following courses

Note: AP Policy: Those students scoring a "5" on the European History AP exam can be excused from the survey course requirement. Another European history course must then be taken in place of the survey course. Please consult with the Humanities Advisor with questions.

HSTR 101HWestern Civilization I4
or HSTR 102H Western Civilization II
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Montana History

Rule: Complete the following course.

HSTA 255Montana History3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Historical Methods Course

Rule: Complete the following course.

HSTR 200Intro: Historical Methods1
Total Hours1

Minimum Required Grade: C-


American History Upper Division Electives

Select at least 6 credits from the following:6
Early American Republic
American Civil War Era
Birth of Modern US
America in Crisis
U.S. History: WWII to Present
U.S. in the 1950s
U.S. in the 1960s
American Military History
Movie America
Afr Amer Hist to 1865
Afr Amer Hist Since 1865
Voodoo, Muslim, Church: Black Religion
The American South
Wmn Amer Colonial to Civil War
Wmn Amer Civil War to Present
Alcohol in American History
AmericanConstitutional History
History of American Law
Families & Children in America
Special Topics
Special topics
Seminar
Environmental History
20th Cent Amer West
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


World History Electives

Select at least 9 credits from the following:9
The Silk Road
Special Topics
Colonial Latin America
Modern Latin America
East Asian Civilizations
Central Asian Cult & Civ
Islamic Civil: Classical Age
Islamic Civ: Modrn Era
Terrorism:Viol Mod Wrld
Special Topics
Latin America: Reform & Revolution
Modern China
Special Topics
Independent Study
Lat Am Human Rgts & Memory
US-Latin America Relations
Special Topics
Independent Study
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-


European Upper Division History Electives

Select at least 6 credits from the following:6
Ancient Greece
Age of Absolut 1648-1789
Europ Social & Intellect Hist
Europ Social & Intellect Hist
Britain 1485-1688
Britain from Rev - Reform 1688
France Revol 1789-1848
Modern France
Italy: 1300-1800
Italy: 1800-Present
Russia to 1881
Russia Since 1881
Germ:Augsburg-Bismarck
Eastern Europe
European Internal Relat
Special Topics
Special Topics
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper Division History Electives

Rule: Complete two additional upper division history courses

Note: Courses can be selected from HSTA or HSTR 300-level and above.

Minimum Required Grade: C-

6 Total Credits Required


Teaching Methods Requirement

Rule: Complete the following course.

Note: The EDU 497 course number is used for multiple courses. Students should register for EDU 497 Methods: 5-12 Social Studies.

EDU 497Teaching and Assessing4
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C-


History Upper Division Writing Requirement

Select one of the following:3
Research in Montana History
Writing Women's Lives
Historical Research Seminar
Britain 1500 - 1800
US-Latin America Relations
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-