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/Social Science with Secondary Education Licensure Core (24 hours)
HI 105 Understanding History 3 hours
HI 121 United States History I 3 hours
HI 122 United States History II 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
Choose two seminars (6 hours):
HI 410 Seminar in Ancient Greece and Rome 3 hours
HI 420 Seminar in Medieval/Renaissance 3 hours
HI 430 Seminar in Early Modern Europe 3 hours
HI 440 Seminar in Modern Europe 3 hours
HI 475 Seminar in American History 3 hours
Elective Courses (12 hours):
Any History course above the 100 level; two must be at 300 level or above
Supporting Social Science Courses (18 hours)
BUS 103 Introduction to Economics  – or –
BUS 208 Macroeconomics 3 hours
GEO 100 World Geography 3 hours
POL 250 American Government 3 hours
PSY/ED 260X Education Psychology and Human Development 3 hours
PSY 337 Psychology of Adolescence 3 hours
SOC 330 Race and Ethnic Relations 3 hours
Professional Education Courses (38 hours)
ED 101 Introduction to Teaching 2 hours
ED 103 Prof 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 – Lab 1 hour
ED 330 Introduction to Special Education 3 hours
ED 363 Teaching History & Social Studies in Secondary & Middle School 3 hours
ED 368 Secondary Methods Pre-Clin Exp 2 hours
ED 380 Diversity in Education 1 hour
ED 381 Diversity in Pre-Clinical Field Exp 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