History Major with Teacher Certification in Elementary School Teacher in Grades K-6 (B.A.)

Students who wish to pursue K-6 teacher certification in Elementary Education must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program.  Please visit the Teacher Education Program website for the required professional sequence of courses and other important Program requirements, guidelines, and procedures.  Students also are strongly advised to review the Teacher Education Program Handbook.

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA.  Major GPA requirements differ depending on field of study. Consult the Teacher Education Program Handbook for more information.

Program Requirements

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill General Education categories.

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill World Languages and Cultures categories.

I. General Education
A. New Student Seminar1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature - Fulfilled by HIST 100 in the major.0
3. Communication – Fulfilled by CMST 101 in Teacher Ed sequence.0
D. Fine and Performing Arts3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives – Fulfilled by EDFD 220 in the Teacher Ed sequence.0
G. Computer Science3
H. Mathematics
Fulfilled by MTHM 201 in the Teacher Ed sequence.0
I. Natural Science Laboratory
BIOL 100Biological Sciences4
J. Physical Education1
K. Social Science
1. American and European History – Fulfilled by EDFD 221 in the Teacher Ed sequence.0
2. Global Cultural Perspectives - Fulfilled by HIST 108, 109, 112, 114, 116, 128, 129, 131, 132, 133, 138, 141 in the major.0
3. Social Science Perspectives – Fulfilled by PSYC 101 in the Teacher Ed sequence.0
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Fulfilled by ECEL 200 in the Teacher Ed sequence.0
II. World Languages and Cultures
A. World Languages3-6
B. World Cultures - Fulfilled by HIST 108, 109, 112, 114, 116, 128, 129, 131, 132, 133, 138, 141 in the major.0
III. Major Requirements
A. Introductory Sequence
HIST 100The Study of History3
HIST 117History of the United States to 18763
HIST 118History of the United States Since 18763
Select one of the following:3
Foundations of Western Civilization
Emergence of European Civilization, 1500-1914
Contemporary Europe, 1914 to the Present
B. Non Western History
HIST 141Introduction to World History Since 15003
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to African Civilization
Introduction to Islamic Civilization
Introduction to the Modern Middle East
Early Latin America
Modern Latin America
Pre-Modern Japan: A History of Japan to the Meiji Restoration
Modern Japan: A History of Japan From the Meiji Through the Showa
Introduction to Indian Civilization
Introduction to Chinese Civilization
Modern Chinese Civilization
Introduction to Modern South Asia
C. Elective Sequence
Complete one 200-level course from the list below.3
Complete two 300-level courses from the list below.6
D. Research Sequence
HIST 400Senior Seminar in History3
Complete two 400-level research sequence electives from the list below.6
IV. Teacher Education Sequence
See requirements below.60
V. Free Electives
Complete additional coursework to reach 120 credits.3-0
Total Credits120

Teacher Education Program Requirements (K-6) 

Pre-Professional Sequence
CMST 101Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement3
PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology3
FSHD 214Child Development I3
ECEL 200Perspectives on Early Childhood and Elementary Education in a Democracy3
EDFD 221Historical Foundations of American Education3
EDFD 220Philosophical Orientation to Education3
MTHM 201Mathematics in Elementary Schools I3
Professional Sequence
First Semester Junior Year
FSHD 314Child Development II: Adolescence3
MTHM 302Mathematics in Elementary Schools II3
READ 399Early Literacy Development and Instruction3
ECEL 279Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education3
Second Semester Junior Year
ECSE 339Pedagogy in the Inclusive Elementary Classroom3
ECEL 408Social Studies and the Arts in Elementary Classrooms3
First Semester Senior Year
ECEL 410Clinical Practice I: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms2
ECEL 412Seminar I: Inclusive Elementary Classrooms1
ECEL 427Explorations: Science, Math, and Technology in the Elementary Classrooms3
READ 408Literacy in the Elementary Grades3
Second Semester Senior Year
ECEL 414Clinical Practice II: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms9
ECEL 421Seminar II: Inclusive Elementary Classrooms3
Total Credits60

Elective Sequence

200 Level Electives
HIST 201The Crusades3
HIST 203History of the United States Civil War3
HIST 205Minorities in American History3
HIST 212Social History of the United States3
HIST 213Economic History of the United States3
HIST 214History of United States Foreign Relations3
HIST 215U.S. Women’s History3
HIST 216Italian America Past and Present3
HIST 217History of Black Americans3
HIST 218Political History of the United States3
HIST 219Sport in History3
HIST 221Europe's Conquest of the Americas, 1415-17633
HIST 222Economic History of Europe3
HIST 223Communist Revolution in China3
HIST 231New Jersey: Past and Present3
HIST 241History of Public Health in the United States3
HIST 245Science Technology and Society3
HIST 250Special Topics in History3
HIST 260Screening the Past: Exploring History through Film3
HIST 270Introduction to Digital History3
HIST 2813
HIST 2823
HIST 290Historical Thinking and Communication3
HIST 299History Study Abroad1-3
300 Level Electives
HIST 300Research Seminar3
HIST 309Feminist Ideas in Western Thought3
HIST 311Early History of New Jersey 1702-893
HIST 312Historical Geography of the United States3
HIST 313Biography in American History3
HIST 314Women and Migration3
HIST 315War in History3
HIST 319American Urban History to 18803
HIST 320American Urban History Since 18803
HIST 321History of American Workers Since 18603
HIST 322Medieval European Civilization 450-13503
HIST 323History of Russia to 19173
HIST 324Russia Since 19173
HIST 326Modern German History3
HIST 327History of France Since 17893
HIST 328Conflict in Modern Ireland3
HIST 329History of England to 17143
HIST 331History of England 1714-19143
HIST 333History of Brazil3
HIST 339Seminar in Latin American History3
Research Sequence Electives
HIST 401Kingdoms in the Sun:Sicily and Southern Italy in Antiquity and the Middle Ages3
HIST 406History of Capitalism in the United States3
HIST 407U.S. Immigration History3
HIST 408Independent Study European History3
HIST 409Independent Study Non-Western History3
HIST 410Independent Study in American History3
HIST 411Cultural and Intellectual History of the United States Since 18803
HIST 413The Philosophy of History3
HIST 415European Social History3
HIST 416Church and State in Latin America3
HIST 419Age of Renaissance, 1350-15173
HIST 420The Reformation Era, 1500-16503
HIST 422Studies in Enlightenment History3
HIST 424Diplomatic History of Europe3
HIST 426The Nazi Third Reich3
HIST 427The Holocaust, 1939-19453
HIST 430Revolutions in Latin American History3
HIST 431Development of Indian Character and Culture3
HIST 432Development of Japanese Character and Culture3
HIST 433American Colonial History 1607-17633
HIST 434American Revolution and Early Republic, 1763-18283
HIST 435The Civil War and Reconstruction Era, 1845-18773
HIST 436The Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 1877-19203
HIST 437The Rise and Decline of the New Deal Order: United States Politics and Society, 1920·19803
HIST 438America in the Sixties: The Crisis of Consensus Liberalism3
HIST 443Internship in History3
HIST 461Public History3
HIST 466Historical Geographic Information Systems and Mapping3
HIST 499Special Topics in History1-3