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Fort Hays State University
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Rarick Hall 344
Phone: 785-628-4248
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Bachelor's of History- Teacher Education (160 Credits)

Note: Students will be licensed in U.S. History and Government and World History at the secondary level (6-12). Additional endorsements are available via the appropriate departments. For more information check the History Department web site: www.fhsu.edu/history

University Degree Requirements

Specified General Education Courses:

  • Foundation Studies (must include MATH 110) (18 Credit Hours)
  • Freshman Seminar (1 Credit Hour)

Elective/Specified General Education Courses:

    Liberal Arts
    International Studies Component:

  • ENG 125 World Literature and the Human Experience (3 Credit Hours)
  • GSCI 110 World Geography (3 Credit Hours)
  • Distribution Areas:
    Humanities:

  • IDS 350 Multiculturalism in the United States (3 Credit Hours)
  • Two Electives (6 Credit Hours)
  • Mathematics and Natural Sciences:

  • MATH 250 Elements of Statistics (3 Credit Hours)
  • Two Electives (6 Credit Hours)
  • One Laboratory (1 Credit Hour)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences:

  • ECFI 202 Principles of Economics: Macro (3 Credit Hours)
  • POLS 101 American Government (3 Credit Hours)
  • SOC 140 Introduction to Sociology (3 Credit Hours)
  • Upper-division Integrative Course (one elective) (3 Credit Hours)
  • History majors seeking licensure to teach in Kansas are required to take ONE of the following IDS courses:

  • IDS 300 Economic Ideas and Current Issues
  • IDS 402 U.S. Human Geography: Issues for the 21st Century
  • IDS 499 Global Environmental Issues
  • Additional Humanities or Social Science Elective Courses:
    Choose one:

  • ECFI 201 Principles of Economics: Micro
  • GSCI 101 Elements of Physical Geography
  • GSCI 105 Cultural Geography
  • GSCI 321 United States Geography
  • SOC 145 Introduction to Culture
  • SOC 388 Sociology of the Family in America (3 Credit Hours)
  • Modern Language Courses

  • Beginning courses I and II (10 Credit Hours)

Department/Major Requirements

    Core Courses (21 hours)

  • HIST 099 Senior Assessment (0 Credit Hours)
  • HIST 100 Orientation to History (1 Credit Hour)
  • HIST 110 World Civilization to 1500 (3 Credit Hours)
  • HIST 111 Modern World Civilization (3 Credit Hours)
  • HIST 130 United States History to 1877 (3 Credit Hours)
  • HIST 131 United States History Since 1877 (3 Credit Hours)
  • (Proficiency in HIST 110, HIST 130, and HIST 131 may be demonstrated by either completing each of the courses or achieving a score of at least 85 percent on each of the Department’s History Proficiency Examinations.)

  • HIST 379 Historical Methods (3 Credit Hours)
  • HIST 675 Seminar in History (0 Credit Hours)
  • Major Electives (three hours must be HIST 675 Seminar in History) (24 hours)

  • Upper-division electives in United States history (12 Credit Hours)
  • Upper-division electives in European history (9 Credit Hours)
  • Upper-division electives in World history (9 Credit Hours)
  • Cognates (12 hours)

  • POLS 103 State and Local Government (3 Credit Hours)
  • POLS 230 Introduction to International Relations (3 Credit Hours)
  • Two Political Science electives (6 Credit Hours)
  • Teacher Education Requirements (35 hours)

  • HIST 277 Early Field Experiences: Social Studies Education (1 Credit Hour)
  • HIST 479 Methods of Teaching Secondary Social Studies (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 290 Introduction to Instructional Technology (3 Credit Hours)
  • TEEL 202 Foundations of Education (3 Credit Hours)
  • TEEL 231 Human Growth and Development (3 Credit Hours)
  • TEEL 431 Educational Psychology (3 Credit Hours)
  • TESP 302 Educating Exceptional Students (3 Credit Hours)
  • TESS 494 The Secondary School Experience (4 Credit Hours)
  • TESS 496 Student Teaching Secondary (12 Credit Hours)

Total
University Degree Requirements: 68 Credit Hours
Department/Major Requirements: 92 Credit Hours
Total: 162 Credit Hours

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