Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021

History (7-12) (BA)

For admission and continuation in the History 7-12 Bachelor of Arts and all Adolescence Education courses students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Students wishing to be recommended by the College for certification must successfully complete the education sequence.  Students planning to teach social studies major in History and they complete at least 50 credits in the social sciences, including at least four credits in geography, at least four credits in U.S. history, and at least four credits in non-U.S. history.  In order to finish the sequence in two years it is recommended that students begin coursework at the beginning of their junior year.

General Education Requirements 42 credits 
Major Requirements 60-64 credits 
14-18 credits
Total Credits Required 120

Major Requirements

HST 200Historical Method(RLA)


HST 300Historiography(RLA)


HST 401Seminar in Advanced Historical Study(RLA)



*Twenty-four credits of history courses at or above the 200-level, of which at least three courses must be at the 300-level including:


At least one history course designated as pre-1700 history

At least one history course designated as modern European history

At least one history course designated as United States history

At least one history course from a geographical area other than Europe or the United States, designated as World history


ARB/ASL/CHN/FRN/ITL/SPNDemonstration of proficiency in a foreign language through the Intermediate level 213 or above


*A 200-level geography course may be used to satisfy this requirement. At most, one independent study course may be used to satisfy this requirement. 

The cumulative grade point average in history courses must be 2.0 or higher for graduation.

Education Sequence

EDS 201Social Foundations of Secondary Education(RLA)


EDS 202Psychological Foundations of Secondary Education(RLA)


EDS 301The Pedagogy of Secondary School in Social Studies(RNL)


EDS 315The Secondary School Curriculum in the Social Studies(RNL)


EDS 400Student Teaching in Secondary Education(RNL)


EDS 401Reflection and Analysis in Student Teaching in Secondary Education(RNL)



Total Credit Hours: 60-64

General Criteria for Entry into the Education Sequences
Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above to enroll in introductory (foundations) education courses (EDS 201, EDS 202). Students whose GPAs are below 3.0 but above 2.9 may appeal for special permission to enroll in an introductory foundations course. All students apply for admission to an educational sequence while enrolled in one of the 200-level foundations courses listed above. Applicants must have already taken the NYSTCE Academic Literacy and Skills Test (ALST). Students who are denied admission to the an educational sequence may appeal the decision. Instructions for the appeal processes, including deadlines, are available in the School of Education office located in Building 3S, Room 208.
Criteria for Continuing in the Educational Sequences
Students must develop and maintain a program portfolio as outlined in the program handbook. Students must earn a C+ or above in each education class. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 throughout the program.

Prerequisite Advisory

EDS 202 has a prerequisite of three credits in psychology.  PSY 100, which also satisfies the Individual and Society general education requirement, is strongly recommended.
NYS Certification Requirement
EDP 220 is a requirement for NYS Certification and may also be used to satisfy the social science general education requirement. Students are encouraged to take this course prior to graduation.

Total Credit Hours: 120