History Teacher Certification

Departmental Website



The History with Teacher Certification Option is for students who would like to major in History and gain Illinois state certification at the secondary level to teach all of the social sciences (history, economics, geography, political science, psychology and sociology/anthropology). Students must receive a grade of ?C? or higher in all courses which apply to the major and must maintain a major grade point average of 3.0 or higher and a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher to complete the program. For students also wanting to be eligible to teach middle school history, additional Middle Level Education courses are required.

Graduate Degree Opportunities After Graduation

history, law, library and information technology

Course Catalog Listing


Study Abroad Opportunities

For a full listing: http://castle.eiu.edu/edabroad/
Includes opportunities in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America

Research Opportunities

For a summary: http://www.eiu.edu/history/doing_history.php

Student Professional Orginizations

Phi Alpha Theta National Honors Society (EIU Chapter), History Club, Historia Editorial Board.

Professional Development Opportunities

For a summary:http://www.eiu.edu/history/

Graduate Asisstant Opportunities

The department has two graduate (M.A.) programs: History and Historical Administration. For information: http://www.eiu.edu/history/grad.php


For a complete listing: http://www.eiu.edu/history/doing_history_writing.php#Scholarships
History Faculty Award in American History
History faculty Award in World History

To search for scholarship opportunities please visit http://www.eiu.edu/scholarships/

Faculty Listing


Faculty Research Interests

U.S.: colonial, revolutionary, ante-bellum, civil war, progressivism, industrialization, immigration, rural, diplomatic, social, African-American, gender

World: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Russia, social, economic, gender

For more complete information: http://www.eiu.edu/history/faculty.php

Faculty Honors & Awards

EIU Distinguished Professor, EIU Faculty Laureate, Luis Clay Mendez Service Award

For more complete information: http://castle.eiu.edu/histnews/

Media Links


Department in the News


Department of History Teacher Certification, Coleman Hall 2546; 2681
Contact Name: Anita Shelton, Chair or Michael Shirley, Undergraduate Advisor
Contact Email: ashelton@eiu.edu; mshirley@eiu.edu
Web: http://www.eiu.edu/history/undergrad_teacher_w_socialscience.php