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

Course Requirements 
*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)

Foundations Courses:

  • 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

More information on the Master of Education program can be found in the College of Education Handbook and the Academic Catalog.

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