History with Teacher Certification in Social Science
About the History with Teacher Certification in Social Science Degree
A History with Teacher Certification in Social Science degree allows students to pursue a degree in History while training and becoming licensed to teach high school social studies. Majors take a core of 33 hours in History courses and are an integral part of the history department. They end their coursework in history by taking the capstone course, SOS 3400: Social Science Teaching methods, usually the semester prior to student teaching. As Illinois only provides one license for all social science teachers, they also take courses in the other areas of social studies: economics, geography, political science, psychology and sociology-anthropology. Finally, History with Social Science Teacher Certification majors enroll in a sequence of professional education courses that culminates in a semester-long student teaching experience.