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  Nov 22, 2017
 
Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History with Adolescence Certification (gr. 7-12) or History with Adolescence Certification with Middle School Extension (gr. 5-6) or History with Adolescence Certification with Special Education (gr. 7-12)


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Students who plan to see certification for secondary social studies are advised to review the description of the requirements under History with Adolescence Certification (gr. 7-12) or History with Adolescence Certification with Middle School Extension (gr. 5-6) or History with Adolescence Certification with Special Education (gr. 7-12)   and select courses related to the New York State requirements for certification.

History


History is the study of human life recreated from the tracks our ancestors have left behind. The study of history in today’s world equips students with analytical skills and research techniques of great practical value in both educational and career settings. The program is designed both to acquaint students with different ages, societies and cultures, and to develop their strengths in writing and thinking.

In organizing the curriculum, care has been taken to provide students with a broad general knowledge of history and to provide a firm foundation for graduate school or careers in business, government service, law and teaching. Practice and theory are linked through internships in historical societies and at historical sites.

Program Requirements for History Major


Students who major in history must complete a minimum of 30 credits, but not more than 40 credits, in the discipline. Six credits in Political Science may be used as part of the 30-credit minimum. The remaining credits should be distributed over three areas: American, European, and Non-Western or Area Studies. At least 18 of the 30 credits must be taken in courses numbered 3000 or 4000.

Students majoring in history must maintain an average of “C” or better in completing the requirements of the major.

The history general education requirement is met by those history courses numbered 1000. The prerequisite for courses at the 3000 or 4000 level is a minimum of 3 credits in History or Political Science.

History with Certification in Adolescence Education and Middle School Extension (5-6)


This major combines both the requirements of the history major with additional content requirements for certification as defined by New York State.

Requirements


Candidates for Adolescence Education (Grades 7-12) and Middle School Extension (7-9) in social studies must include a minimum of 21 credits in United States and world history and 3 credits each in economics, government/political science and geography to meet New York State certification requirements.  The social studies credits must be distributed as follows, with at least 18 credits at upper level.

The social studies credits must be distributed as follows, with at least 18 credits at upper level


European or World History (6 credits required)


Non-Western or Area Studies (9 credits required)


choose three of the following:

Political Science (3 credits required)


History Electives (minimum of 6 credits at 3000-4000 level)


  • 6 credits in political science may be used to fulfill this requirement.

Recommended for Adolescent Certification in Social Studies


History majors seeking New York State Adolescent Certification in Social Studies will be required to pass the New York State Content Specialty Test.  HIS 1030 - World History I  and HIS 1040 - World History II   provide the kind of synthesis of information that is needed to pass the comprehensive test.  Therefore, certification candidates are advised to take at least one of the two above-specified courses in World History.

In addition, one of the following geography courses and ECO 1010 are required for New York State teacher certifcation.

  • GEO 1010
  • GEO 1020
  • ECO 1010

NOTE: ECO 1010 and one of the geography may be applied to the general education requirement in social sciences.

 

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