History Education Program

The Department of History prepares students for certification in History (Grades 7-12).  The state standards are incorporated into the required curriculum. Students are introduced to a wide range of courses included world history, Texas history, cultural geography, and United States history.  Students who graduate with this certification will have a knowledge and understanding of the social, political, cultural, and religious movements, the most influential people, scientific discoveries, and technological advances as well as the major events which have shaped human history.

Contact Us

Dr. Mark Beasley

Professor of History, Head of History Department 325-670-1279

Majors

  • History 7-12 (B.A.)
  • History 7-12 (B.B.S.)

Minors

Why Study History Education at HSU?

Faculty Interaction

We value times for students to connect with faculty outside of the classroom experience. Opportunities include academic conferences, trips to historic sites, movie nights, homecoming events, picnics, Thanksgiving feasts, game nights and the annual Spring Scholarship Banquet.

Holistic Approach

"When meeting the head of the History department, he immediately put me at ease with his knowledge and sense of humor. The education department is just as amazing. Where the History department prepares me for my subject matter, the Education department prepares me for everything from how to deal with students, to classroom management, to even how to arrange my classroom." -Daniel Decker '19

Excellent Preparation

More than 95% of HSU's teacher candidates pass the TExES exams on their first try.

Program Details

History 7-12 BA

History 7-12 BA

Core Distinctive (16)

FYSM 1300 First-Year Seminar: Gateway………………………….. 3

COMM 1301 Introduction to Communication…………………… 3

FSSC 1170 Wellness for Life…………………………………………… 1

HIST 1300 Making History: The Human Experience in America… 3

RELI 2345 The Religious and Philosophical Life………………….. 3

ENGL 3300 Writing as Discovery…………………………………….. 3

Writing (3)

ENGL 1301 or ENGL 1302……………………………………………… 3

Literature (3)

ENGL 230X World, English, or American Lit………………………. 3

Fine Arts (3)

Fine Arts – from Art, Music, Theatre…………………………………….. 3

Christian Studies (3)

BIBL 1301 or BIBL 1302…………………………………………………. 3

Fitness & Sport Sciences (2)

FSSC Activity course (X 2)……………………………………………… 2

Math (3)

Math 1301  or higher………………………………………………….. 3

Natural & Physical Sciences (7)

BIOL or ENVS………………………………………………………………. 3

PHYS, GEOL, CHEM, or PHSC………………………………………….. 3

Science Lab………………………………………………………………… 1

Social & Behavioral Sciences (6)

Must be from outside the major & minor

ECON, PHIL, POLS, PSYC, or SOCI…………………………………………. 3

PSYC 3333 Educational Psychology……………………………………. 3

Foreign Language…………………………………………………………… 12

Total Core (58 credits)

History (36 credits)

HIST 1301 U S History to 1876…………………………………………….. 3

HIST 1302 U S History since 1876………………………………………… 3

HIST 2301 History of Western Civilization to 1550………………….. 3

HIST 2302 History of Western Civilization Since 1550……………… 3

HIST 3100 Historiography………………………………………………….. 1

HIST 3200 Seminar in Historical Writing……………………………….. 2

HIST 3306 Studies in World History……………………………………… 3

HIST 4301 Survey of Texas History………………………………………. 3

GEOG 3301 Cultural Geography………………………………………….. 3

HIST approved upper level elective credits………………………….. 12

Education (24 Credits)

READ 3362 Read Instruction for Adolescent Students……………… 3

EDUC 3334 Child/Adolescent Development………………………….. 3

EDUC 3338 The Learning Environment…………………………………. 3

EDUC 4340 Current Issues in Special Educ…………………………….. 3

EDUC 4371 Org/Management for Teach in Sec Class………………. 3

EDUC 4379 Capstone Course: The Professional Teacher………….. 3

EDUC 4623 Student Teaching in Sec School…………………………… 6

Minor (minimum 18 credits)

Minor…………………………………………………………………………… 18

Technology Competency

EDUC 1306 Technology in Education……………………………….. 3

Total 139

History 7-12 BBS

History 7-12 BBS

Core Distinctive (16)

FYSM 1300 First-Year Seminar: Gateway………………………….. 3

COMM 1301 Introduction to Communication…………………… 3

FSSC 1170 Wellness for Life…………………………………………… 1

HIST 1300 Making History: The Human Experience in America… 3

RELI 2345 The Religious and Philosophical Life………………….. 3

ENGL 3300 Writing as Discovery…………………………………….. 3

Writing (3)

ENGL 1301 or ENGL 1302……………………………………………… 3

Literature (3)

ENGL 230X World, English, or American Lit………………………. 3

Fine Arts (3)

Fine Arts – from Art, Music, Theatre…………………………………….. 3

Christian Studies (3)

BIBL 1301 or BIBL 1302…………………………………………………. 3

Fitness & Sport Sciences (2)

FSSC Activity course (X 2)……………………………………………… 2

Math (3)

Math 1301 or higher………………………………………………….. 3

Natural & Physical Sciences (7)

BIOL or ENVS………………………………………………………………. 3

PHYS, GEOL, CHEM, or PHSC………………………………………….. 3

Science Lab………………………………………………………………… 1

Social & Behavioral Sciences (15)

Must be from outside the major & minor

Maximum 9 hours history

POLS 1302 American Government………………………………………. 3

PSYC 3333 Educational Psychology………………………………………. 3

ECON, HIST, PHIL, POLS, PSYC, or SOCI…………………………………. 9

Total Core (55 credits)

History (36 credits)

HIST 1301 U S History to 1876…………………………………………….. 3

HIST 1302 U S History since 1876………………………………………… 3

HIST 2301 History of Western Civilization to 1550………………….. 3

HIST 2302 History of Western Civilization Since 1550……………… 3

HIST 3100 Historiography………………………………………………….. 1

HIST 3200 Seminar in Historical Writing……………………………….. 2

HIST 3306 Studies in World History……………………………………… 3

HIST 4301 Survey of Texas History………………………………………. 3

GEOG 3301 Cultural Geography………………………………………….. 3

HIST approved upper level elective credits………………………….. 12

Education (24 Credits)

READ 3362 Read Instruction for Adolescent Students……………… 3

EDUC 3334 Child/Adolescent Development………………………….. 3

EDUC 3338 The Learning Environment…………………………………. 3

EDUC 4340 Current Issues in Special Educ…………………………….. 3

EDUC 4371 Org/Management for Teach in Sec Class………………. 3

EDUC 4379 Capstone Course: The Professional Teacher………….. 3

EDUC 4623 Student Teaching in Sec School…………………………… 6

Minor (minimum 18 credits)

Minor…………………………………………………………………………… 18

Technology Competency

EDUC 1306 Technology in Education……………………………….. 3

Total 136

Candidates for our Teacher Preparation Programs must meet certain requirements outlined in our Admission Requirements document.

Students who complete this degree will be eligible to take the Texas certification test for the certification: History 7-12. This certification leads to History teaching positions in 7-12 grades.

The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) and Texas Education Agency (TEA) Office of Accountability has awarded Hardin-Simmons University Teacher Education Program a rating of “Accredited” under the Accountability System for Educator Preparation authorized by Texas Education Code 21.045 every year since the rating of teacher preparation entities has been awarded. Educator preparation programs are held accountable for the performance of their graduates on the state credentialing examinations required for certification. Programs must achieve a minimum pass rate on the tests by disaggregated subgroups (All, Male, Female, White, Hispanic, African American, Other) to receive a rating of “Accredited.”

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