History: Secondary Education
The Bachelor of Science in History with licensure for Secondary Education includes a core of 51 credit hours in the subject matter concentration with seven required courses: six survey courses designed to provide a solid foundation in American and World History and a capstone course to be taken senior year. The degree also includes seven additional history elective courses including a variety of upper level courses offering more specialized studies with topics such as "Ancient Egypt", "Ancient Rome", "Human Rights", "Plains Indians", "History in Movies: Facts and Fiction", "Nazi Germany", "The Roaring 20s and the Great Depression", "The 1980s", "The History of Piracy", and "The History of Terrorism", to name a few. As part of the curriculum, you will also have the opportunity to take a few other Social Science courses in Government, Sociology, and Psychology. The Secondary Education Licensure portion, includes 37 credit-hours of education focused courses. Some of these include: Teaching Methods, Classroom Management, Cultural Competency, Technology, and Developmental Psychology. This degree is a 120 credit hour degree designed to be completed in four years.The licensure track also includes the passing of state exams, student teaching, and recommendation by Oakland City University’s School of Education.
If you are not interested in the licensure track, you can add a non-licensure Education minor to the Bachelor of Science in History which requires 25 credit hours of professional education courses including Classroom management, Exceptional Children, Development Psychology, and History Teaching Methods. State testing and student teaching are not required since this is a non-licensure track. This degree is a 120 credit hour degree designed to be completed in four years, combining the university’s Foundational Core, content courses, education courses, and electives as needed.
The Secondary Education History program is nationally recognized by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS).