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EIU Department of History

About the History with Teacher Licensure in Social Science Degree

A History with Teacher Licensure 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 also take two methods courses within the department, a one-credit Introduction to Teaching Social Studies (SOS 2400) and a three-credit upper-level Teaching Middle Level and Secondary Social Studies (SOS 3400).  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 Teacher Licensure in Social Science majors enroll in a sequence of professional education courses that culminates in a semester-long student teaching experience.

Helpful Information and Links for Majors

EIU catalog description of this degree

Social Science Teaching Website

Social Science Teaching Handbook (updated February 2018)

Step-By-Step Guide to a Social Science Teaching Degree (this includes History with Teacher Licensure!)

History with Teacher Licensure in Social Science Degree Checksheet

Checklist for Social Science Teaching Majors

Secondary Education Sequencing Chart

Sample Four Year Plan, History with Teacher Licensure in Social Science

Testing Information

Student Teaching Approval

Resources and Links

The Annual History & Social Studies Teachers Conference

Related Pages

Contact Information

History Department

2744 Coleman Hall
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920

Sace E Elder, Chair

2542 Coleman Hall

Brian Mann, Undergraduate Advisor

3721 - Coleman Hall

Lee Patterson, Graduate Coordinator

2572 - Coleman Hall

Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz
History with Teacher Licensure in Social Science Coordinator

2556 Coleman Hall

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