Secondary Education: Social Science/History provides students the opportunity to teach Social Science/History in grades 9-12.
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers the Master of Education (EdM) Plus Secondary Education: Social Science/History Licensure program.
Professional Sequence Requirements
Prior to Admission
- Pass one of the Illinois approved tests of Basic Skills
- Pass the ILTS Social Science: History content-area test (114)
*Note: State rules mandate that no course with a grade lower than C can be used towards licensure, endorsement, or approvals. This means courses with a C- or lower and CR/NC courses cannot be used.
Content Area Courses : An undergraduate major in History or 32 semester hours in the social sciences. Either option must include coursework from the following:
- At least 24 hours of history including
- U.S. Survey course
- Western Civilization survey course
- Global or world history
- Illinois history
- One course in Psychology or Educational Psychology
- At least one course in 2 other social science disciplines (Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Geography, and Political Science)
- One 4 credit hour course in Educational Psychology (EPSY 485)
- One 4 credit hour course in Educational Policy Studies
Professional Education Courses:
- Year One Spring Semester
- CI 401 T
- CI 473
- Year Two Fall Semester
- CI 403 T
- CI/EPSY 485
- SPED 405 or SPED 517
- Year Two Spring Semester
- CI 404 T
- EDPR 442
Minimum GPA Requirements
- Content and Professional Education GPA: 2.5
- Graduate GPA: 3.0
Additional State Required Assessment:
Master Degree Requirements
In addition to the above professional sequence, students must complete
- 3 500 level courses in Education (CI, EOL, EPOL, EPS, EPSY, HRD, SPED) or
- 2 500 level courses in Education if SPED 517 is taken
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