Teacher Certification in History (8-12)

Students desiring to certify to teach History in a public school, grades 8-12, will complete a B.A. or B.S. degree in History.

See History B.A. Degree or History B.S. Degree for full degree requirements.

Degree Requirements

Academic Core - 63 hours

see Bachelor of Arts Degree Academic Core

NOTE: Students must fulfill all core curriculum requirements. If strongly recommended options are not selected, other appropriate courses must be selected to complete the block(s),

B.A.or B.S. History Major Required Courses – 30 hours

12 hours (6 upper level ) at UMHB

12 hours minimum upper level

HIST 1311Histry of World Civilizatns to 1500


HIST 1312History of World Civiliztns sn 1500


HIST 2311American History to 1877


HIST 2312American History since 1877


HIST 2340Historical Inquiry, Rsrch & Method


HIST 3313History of Texas


HIST Upper Level US History

HIST Upper Level Non-US History

HIST Upper Level Electives


HIST Upper Level Electives


HIST 4090History Capstone


Students must earn a “C” or better for courses in this major.

In addition, students will need to fulfill general requirements for the B.A. or B.S. degree and the certification requirements of the College of Education. This option is available for certification only.

See the Political Science department listing for the Social Studies 8-12 composite major, History minor option.

Admission to Teacher Education Program:

Cumulative GPA must be a minimum of 2.5. A minimum 2.75 GPA and no grades lower than a “C” are required in Academic Support & Professional Development.