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EIU History-Teacher Licensure

Degree Requirements

In addition to General Education and history courses, students in the History with Teacher Licensure in Social Science major take a core of social studies courses in anthropology-sociology, economics, geography, political science, and psychology -- all of the subjects which you will be licensed to teach at the high school level. Additionally, all majors complete a professional education sequence that includes two methods courses, SOS 2400 and SOS 3400, where you will be with other secondary social studies majors. The professional education sequence culminates in a practicum experience of 75 hours in a central Illinois classroom followed by a semester of student teaching, in central Illinois, Chicago, elsewhere in the state, or even abroad! 

To see the Academic Catalog listing for the History with Teacher Licensure in Social Science major for students entering EIU in Fall 2019 or after, click here. For the catalog for those who entered on catalogs between Fall 2016 to Summer 2019, click here. For those who entered prior to fall 2016, click here. To see the Academic Catalog listing for the old (discontinued as of Fall 2019) Social Science Teaching major, click here. Want an easier way to see the requirements for your degree? Click on the Advising Tab above and get checksheets, checklists, four-year plans, and more.

Please note: The History with Teacher Licensure in Social Science program (History-TL) is within the History major. History-TL students are history majors who take interdisciplinary coursework and secondary education courses to become licensed to teach all of the social sciences at the secondary level. 

To see all information relating to Teacher Education at EIU, click here.

For all students using the 2008 and later catalogs, satisfactory completion of the teacher licensure program requires:

  • a grade of C or higher in each course that applies to the 78-84 semester hours of courses required, regardless of where taken;
  • a major grade- point average of at least 3.0 and cumulative grade -point average of at least 2.75 in all courses attempted at EIU;
  • at least 45 semester hours of those required for the social science major must be in courses taken at EIU.

History-Teacher Licensure Handbook (Updated January 2019)

Degree Checksheets

  • History with Teacher Licensure in Social Science (Fall 2019 catalog to present), click here
  • History with Teacher Licensure (Fall 2016 thru Summer 2019 catalogs), click here
  • History with Teacher Licensure (pre-Fall 2016 catalogs), click here
  • Social Science Teaching, all concentrations (2017-2018 catalogs), click here

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Contact Information

Sace E Elder, Chair

2542 Coleman Hall
217-581-6380
seelder@eiu.edu

Brian Mann, Undergraduate Advisor

3721 - Coleman Hall
bmann@eiu.edu

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

2556 Coleman Hall
@eiuhistl
blaughlinschul@eiu.edu

History Department

2744 Coleman Hall
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
217-581-3310
history@eiu.edu


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