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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History/Social Studies Secondary Education, B.A.

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The Department of History offers a program for history majors seeking certification to teach history/social studies at the secondary level. This program is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education. In completing the specific requirements of this program, students also must complete the normal requirements for the history major described above. In addition, students must be admitted to and complete UMBC’s Secondary Teacher Education Program. Upon successful completion of the course work and student teaching, students are recommended for teacher certification in the State of Maryland.

The history/social studies secondary education program consists of 48 credits distributed as follows:

History Major Core Requirements (15 credits)

Social Studies Emphasis (teacher certification) (33 credits)

Select one course: 3 Credits

Required Supplementary Social Studies Courses (9 credits)

Elective History Courses (18 credits)

At least one course must relate to each of the following areas:

  • Anthropology and Sociology
  • A pluralistic society
  • Current affairs and controversial issues.

(See either history or education advisors for a list of recommended courses in these areas.)

For a description of the 39 credits in teacher education courses, see the Secondary Education  Program of the UMBC Department of Education.

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