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2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FYG - History, BA

History/Social Studies Education, BS

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Program Code: 116A
CIP Code: 13.1328


General Education Requirements (44 Hours)

Some general education requirements may be double-counted in the major. Please see your advisor for information.

Professional Education Requirements (24 Hours)

A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) must be earned in all Professional Education Courses by Teacher Education majors.


To be admitted to the Teacher Education, students must have a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA, completed 45 semester hours, completed criminal background check and successfully completed testing requirements for Reading, Writing and Math areas of the PRAXIS I CORE (or exempt based on SAT or ACT scores). See Admission to Teacher Education . Minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA required for admission to Teacher Education, Student Teaching and graduation.

Refer to the Initial Licensure Teacher Education Student Handbook for complete details related to Teacher Education admission, GPA, edTPA, Student Teaching and testing requirements.

Major Requirements (48 Hours)

Not including 12 hours already counted in General Education requirements, above. Typical General Education selections that may also be found within the major requirements would be: 2000 level or higher HIS courses (up to nine hours), PS 1100 , PSY 3010 , and/or the Social Studies Concentration elective course. General Education courses should be chosen in consultation with your advisor. 

2.0 major GPA is required for graduation. Major GPA calculation will include all courses taken in the major discipline, plus any other courses under Major Requirements. Minimum of 18 hours of courses taken to fulfill major requirements must be courses offered by Appalachian.

At least 3 hours 2000 level HIS is required prior to taking a 3000 level HIS course; at least 3 hours 3000 level HIS course is required prior to taking a 4000 level HIS course. No more than 18 semester hours from the 2000 level including HIS 2201 , HIS 2204  and HIS 2800 , may be included to fulfill Major Requirements.

Regional History Requirements (15 Hours)

History Teaching Focus (9 Hours)

History Elective Courses (12 Hours)

Choose 12 hours HIS electives in keeping with requirements in italics above. Majors are encouraged to select at least 3 sh of HIS electives with a thematic focus (i.e., poverty, gender, race, or class).

Writing in the Discipline (3 Hours)

Senior Level Requirements (Choose 3 Hours)

Only 3 hours of HIS 4100  can count in the major

Minor (Optional)

Electives (4 Hours)

Taken to total 120 hours for the degree

Total Required (120 Hours)

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