Mar 27, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History, B.A., Pre-Education Concentration

Pre-Education Concentration

The Department of History offers a pre-education track for those students who plan to teach at the middle school or high school level. Students have the opportunity to take a variety of courses in U.S., European, and world history, which will provide the analytic and writing skills, the global perspective, and the historical content that they will need to teach in the public schools. Along with the B.A. in History, it prepares students to be tested for temporary certification or to enter the M.A.T. Program in Social Studies Education in the College of Education and Human Development at Georgia State or a similar program elsewhere to complete the requirements for state certification.

Area A-F requirements for the Pre-Education Concentration are the same as for the B.A. in History.

Area G: Major Courses (30 Hours)

Students in the pre-education track will take eight history courses at the 3000-4000 level distributed as follows:

Required courses to fulfill CTW requirement (4 Hours)

Two Courses in U.S. History

The department strongly recommends that one of these be HIST 4310  (Georgia).

One course in European history

One course in African, Asian, Latin American, Middle Eastern, or world history

Two additional HIST courses the 3000-4000 level

Capstone Course in Historical Research (4 Hours)

Area H: Additional Courses

Students in the pre-education track will also complete a minimum of nine hours of 3000-4000-level course work in two or more of the following allied fields:

A C- or better is required in all the courses in the Allied Field of the Pre-Ed track.

Additional courses must be taken to complete a minimum of 120 hours.

History as an allied field consists of three courses at the 3000-4000 level: one in U.S. history, one in European history, and one in African, Asian, Latin American, or Middle Eastern history.