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 as well as the certification requirements of the College of Education.

View Bachelor of Arts degree plan or Bachelor of Science degree plan for full degree requirements.

Degree Requirements

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

12 hours (6 upper level ) at UMHB

12 hours minimum upper level

HIST 1311History of World Civilizations to 1500


HIST 1312History of World Civilizations since 1500


HIST 2311American History to 1877


HIST 2312American History since 1877


HIST 2340Historical Inquiry, Research, and Method


HIST 3313History of Texas


HIST Upper Level US History

HIST Upper Level Non-US History

HIST Upper Level Electives 6 hours


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.

Admission to Teacher Education Program:

Grade point average (GPA) requirements are as follows:

    1. A GPA of at least 3.00 is required in each of the following areas on a student’s degree plan, each area computed separately and individually, AND no grade lower than a “C” will be accepted in any of the following areas: (1) professional development in EC-6, 4-8, 8-12, interdisciplinary studies and all-level; (2) certification area(s) in 8-12, and all-level art, music, physical education, and Spanish; (3) academic support areas in EC-6 and 4-8; (4) academic specialization in 4-8; or (5) in EC-6, special education concentration, and English Second Language in interdisciplinary studies.
    2. The cumulative GPA must be a minimum of 2.5.