Bachelor of Science in History (4-8 Social Studies Certification)

Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 120   
Major: 30 sch      Required Minor: 29 sch

HISTORY.BS      CIP Code: 54.0101.00


Please refer to the Admission section of this catalog regarding acceptance into TWU.

To obtain acceptance into the undergraduate Educator Preparation Program, you must have:

(All criteria required before taking EDUC 3003EDUC 3482EDUC 4113EDUC 4243, and Clinical Student Teaching)

  • Completion of EDUC 2003 (C or better)
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Demonstrate basic skills in reading, written communication, and mathematics by meeting the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative;
  • Testing Requirements (please note: all testing requirements are subject to change)
    • TASP/THEA Scores: Reading 260, Math 240, Writing 240; OR
    • Accuplacer Scores: Reading 80, Math 65, Writing 82/6; OR
    • ACT Scores: Verbal 19, Math 19, Composite 23; OR
    • SAT Scores:
      • Prior to March 5, 2016 - Verbal 500, Math 500, Composite 1070;
      • On/After March 5, 2016 – EBRW 480, Math 530

                         ACT and SAT scores cannot be more than five years old

  • Successful completion of a pre-admission interview with assigned faculty advisor
  • Minimum of 12 to 15 semester credit hours in the subject-specific content area for the certification sought
  • Signed application for admission to the Educator Preparation Program
  • Signed Commitment Contract acknowledging awareness and understanding of the Dispositions Policy and Educators’ Code of Ethics
  • Submit a non-refundable Texas Education Agency Fee
  • Acknowledgment and acceptance of admission to the Educator Preparation Program

Students must maintain the admission requirements to remain a student in the TWU Education Preparation Program.

Degree Requirements

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total SCHs42

Courses Required for Major

HIST 2013Survey of World Civilization to 1715 (GP)3
or HIST 2023 Survey of World Civilization Since 1715
HIST 2713History of Texas3
HIST 4233Global Issues and Trends3
HIST 4843Senior Seminar3
SOCI 3273World Regional Geography3
Advanced HIST sch; 6 sch must be non-US15
Total SCHs30

Education Minor

EDUC 2003Schools and Society3
EDUC 3003Learning Theory and Development3
EDUC 3482Teaching Diverse Learners Through Technology Integration2
EDUC 4113Design and Implementation of Instruction and Assessment3
EDSP 4203Learners with Exceptionalities3
EDUC 4243Classroom Environment and Management3
EDUC 4776Student Teaching: Grades 4-8 Social Studies6
READ 3013Literacy and Learning across the Curriculum3
READ 3463Strategic Learning through Text Strategies3
Total SCHs29

Other Requirements

English Literature (2000 level or higher) 3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Total SCHs19

(GP) Satisfies global perspectives graduation requirement. 

History BS (4-8 Social Studies Certification) Plan of Study

*Course of study is suggested only. It is recommended to see an advisor for a personalized Program of Study.

First Year
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
Mathematics Core3
Wellness/Mathematics CAO Core2
Social/Behavioral Science Core3
 SCHs 15
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
Language, Philosophy, Culture Core3
Creative Arts Core3
 SCHs 15
Second Year
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
Life/Physical Science Core3
HIST 2013 or 2023 (GP)Survey of World Civilization to 1715 ( HIST 2321) or ( HIST 2322)3
Multicultural Women's Studies Core3
 SCHs 15
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
EDUC 2003Schools and Society EDUC 13013
Life/Physical Science Core3
English Literature3
Elective (Required for 4-8 Certification)4
 SCHs 16
Third Year
HIST 2713History of Texas HIST 23013
HIST 4233Global Issues and Trends 3
HIST Elective (advanced)3
EDUC 3003Learning Theory and Development 3
EDUC 3482Teaching Diverse Learners Through Technology Integration 2
READ 3423Literacy Foundations: 4-8 3
Additional Science3
 SCHs 20
HIST 4843Senior Seminar 3
HIST elective (advanced)3
SOCI 3273World Regional Geography 3
READ 3463Strategic Learning through Text Strategies 3
Additional Science3
 SCHs 15
Fourth Year
HIST elective (advanced)3
HIST elective (advanced)3
HIST elective (advanced)3
EDUC 4113Design and Implementation of Instruction and Assessment 3
EDUC 4243Classroom Environment and Management 3
EDSP 4203Learners with Exceptionalities 3
 SCHs 18
EDUC 4776Student Teaching: Grades 4-8 Social Studies 6
 SCHs 6
 Total SCHs:  120

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.