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 Major
Pre-Professional Block
EDUC   2090PPB Practicum 0
EDUC   2110Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education 3
EDUC   2120Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts 3
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)12
Professional Education
EDUC   2130Exploring Learning and Teaching 3
SCED   3121Planning and Instruction for Secondary Educators2
SCED   3437Methods of Teaching Social Science in Secondary Schools3
SCED   3721Secondary School Practicum I2
SCED   4137Instructional Assessment for Diverse Learners3
SCED   4231Content Specific Pedagogy for Secondary Education3
SCED   4632Student Teaching Seminar in Secondary Education3
SCED   4732Secondary School Practicum II3
SCED   4739Student Teaching Residency I3
SCED   5799Student Teaching in Secondary Education 9
SPED   3333Introduction to Special Education 3
Major Requirements
HIST   2630Historical Methods 3
ECON   5131Teaching Economics K-12 3
GEOG Course at 3000 level or higher3
HIST   2630Historical Methods 3
HIST   4130Georgia History 3
POLS   3320American Political Thought3
Select one US History course from the following:3
African American History to 1865
African American History since 1865
American Economic History
US Foreign Relations to World War I
History of Religion in the U.S.
American Military History
History of Latinos/as in the United States
Women & Gender in Amer Hist
American Indian History
Working Class History in the United States
The American City
Select one European History course from the following:3
Contemporary Europe
Modern Britain: 1485 to the Present
Modern Germany
Modern European Thought
The Scientific Revolution
The Holocaust
Modern East Central Europe
Age of Revolutions in Europe and the Atlantic World
Select one Non-European History course from the following:3
Traditional China
History of Ancient Near East
The History of Islam in Southeast Asia
The Muslim World Since Genghis Khan
History of Africa since 1800
The Modern Middle East
Modern Southeast Asia
Latin America since Independence
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 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.

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: