History/Social Science with Secondary Education Licensure back to programs

Be a chapter in their story.

History continues to stand the test of time. Make the stories in textbooks come to life as you learn how to show students the importance of history as it relates to their lives and the world today. Leaving Trinity, you will be prepared to engage contemporary issues with the next generation of learners.

REACH 105R-120


Requirements total 92 hours. Up to 15 hours required in the major may be used to meet general education requirements. This major requires 54 hours for the history major and 38 hours of professional education courses. Interesting courses you can take include:

  • Seminar in Ancient Greece and Rome
  • Teaching History & Social Studies in Secondary School
  • Introduction to Economics

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Knowing historical facts, governmental structure, and teaching methods is useless without the opportunity to put it into action. During your time at Trinity, you will have the chance to engage in classroom observation, lesson planning, and student teaching at local middle and high schools, or even abroad.

As a student, you will have the opportunity to step outside the classroom in your studies as you re-enact historic battles, travel and study abroad, and hear seminars that will deepen your knowledge of eras and events.

Career Objectives Include:

Course Title Credits
History Required Courses:
HI 105 Understanding History 3 hours
HI 121 United States History Through the Civil War 3 hours
HI 122 United States History Since the Civil War 3 hours
HI 201 World Civilizations to 1600 3 hours
HI 202 World Civilizations Since 1600 3 hours
HI 485 Philosophy of History 3 hours
Select two of the following: 6 hours
     HI 410 Seminar in Ancient Greece and Rome
     HI 420 Seminar in Medieval/Renaissance
     HI 430 Seminar in Early Modern Europe
     HI 440 Seminar in Modern Europe
     HI 471 Seminar in Colonial and Revolutionary America
     HI 475 Seminar in American History
Elective Courses:
Any History course above the 100 level; two must be at 300 level or above 12 hours
     HI 261 Topics in Military History
     HI 271 Topics in World History
     HI 289 Topics in History
     HI 321X American Church History
     HI 322X Topics in Church History
     HI 325 Topics in European History
     HI 340X History of Christianity
     HI 359 Topics for Honors Students
     HI 361 Advanced Topics in Military History
     HI 362 Contemporary World Affairs
     HI 372 History of Ideas in America
     HI 373 African American History
     HI 374 American Civil War
     HI 375 Topics in American History
     HI 376 Twentieth-Century American Cultural History
     HI 450 Independent Study
Supporting Social Science Courses
BUS 103
or BUS 208
Introduction to Economics
or Macroeconomics
3 hours
GEO 100 World Geography 3 hours
POL 250 American Government 3 hours
PSY/ED 260X Education Psychology/Human Development 3 hours
PSY 337 Psychology of Adolescence 3 hours
SOC 330 Race and Ethnic Relations 3 hours
Professional Education Courses
ED 101 Introduction to Teaching 2 hours
ED 103 Professional Skills for Teachers 1 hour
ED 240 Foundations of Education 2 hours
ED 306 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum 3 hours
ED 310 General Teaching Methods 2 hours
ED 311 General Teaching Methods Pre-Clinical Experience 1 hour
ED 330 Introduction to Special Education 3 hours
ED 363 Teaching History Secondary School 3 hours
ED 368 Secondary Methods Pre-clinical Experience 2 hours
ED 380 Diversity in Education 1 hour
ED 381 Diversity Pre-clinical Experience 1 hour
ED 413 Clinical Practice in the Secondary School 12 hours
ED 421 Classroom Management 1 hour
ED 422 Advanced Seminar in Education 2 hours
ED 430 Educational Research & Assessment 2 hours
Total Hours 92 hours