Secondary Education B.S.Ed. (Emphasis in History Education - Certification Track)

Certification Track

Degree Requirements: 125 Credit Hours

Additional admission requirements must be met to enter the Secondary Education B.S.Ed. Concentration in History Education, Certification Track (See B.S.Ed. Teacher Education Admission Requirements). Students seeking teacher certification are first admitted to the Professional Studies Secondary Education B.S.Ed. Concentration in History Education, Non-Certification Track. Upon meeting B.S.Ed. teacher education admission requirements at the completion of Area F, students will be admitted to the certification track. Successful completion of all program requirements and all Georgia Professional Standards Commission certification requirements will prepare an individual to gain teacher certification in Georgia.

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core Areas A - E)42
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major18
Pre-Professional Block
PPB Practicum
Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education
Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts
Other Courses to Teaching Field
Select 12 credit hours of HIST courses (HIST 1111 or HIST 1112 and HIST 2112 must be taken if not taken in Area B or E of the Core; at least 6 credit hours of HIST credit at the 2000 level)
Professional Education37
Exploring Learning and Teaching
Planning and Instruction for Secondary Educators
Methods of Teaching Social Science in Secondary Schools
Secondary School Practicum I
Instructional Assessment for Diverse Learners
Content Specific Pedagogy for Secondary Education
Student Teaching Seminar in Secondary Education
Secondary School Practicum II
Student Teaching Residency I
Student Teaching in Secondary Education
Introduction to SPED in Middle and Secondary Grades
Major Requirements24
Geology course (3000 level or higher)
Historical Methods
Georgia History
American Political Thought
US History course (selected in consultation with your advisor)
European History course (selected in consultation with your advisor)
Non-European History course (selected in consultation with your advisor)
Social Sciences course (3000 level or higher and selected in consultation with your advisor)
Total Credit Hours125

Program Admission Criteria

See B.S.Ed. Teacher Education Admission Requirements

  • Must be admitted into the Teacher Education Program and qualify for a Georgia Preservice Certificate.

Other Program Requirements

  • Must meet all requirements for retention in the Teacher Education Program.
  • Must earn a minimum grade of "C" on all courses in Area F of the Core, the teaching field, and professional education; earn an adjusted GPA of 2.75 or higher in the teaching field; and maintain overall cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher.
  • Must earn a grade of B or higher in Introduction to SPED in Middle and Secondary Grades (SPED   3332).
  • Must successfully complete all field experiences.
  • Must take courses in the proper sequence.
  • Courses in Area F must be taken prior to admission into the Teacher Education Program.
  • Take only one practicum course per semester.
  • Must meet requirements for admission to Student Teaching, (see catalog section, Admission to Student Teaching).
  • Must successfully complete assessments identified at each program transition point.
  • Must take the following courses on home campus:  SCED 3121, SCED 3237, SCED 3721, SCED 4137, SCED 4231, SCED 4632, SCED 4732, SCED 4739, and SCED 5799.

Honors in Secondary Education

To graduate with Honors in Secondary Education, a student must:

  • be admitted to the University Honors Program;
  • successfully complete at least four credit hours of COED   3610 Honors Research Seminar Education over four semesters;
  • successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
  • be in good standing in the University Honors Program at the time of graduation.


Each student in Secondary Education is assigned to an advisor in the College of Education Student Success Center for program planning and course scheduling. Telephone: (912) 478-0698. E-Mail: