Secondary Education
History

School of Education

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The Francis Marion University School of Education prepares caring and competent teachers for the 21st century.

The Department of History provides the knowledge base for students licensing to teach History in the state of South Carolina. The department supports and encourages the conceptual framework strands in the School of Education: critical thinking, collaboration, and reflection.

Students must schedule a conference with the School of Education to discuss the Professional Education Program and must successfully complete the History courses listed for licensure in secondary education by the School of Education. The History Secondary Education option requires completion of the following courses. These include General Education courses, History courses, Education courses, and student teaching.

Secondary Education - History

General Education (48 hours)

  • Communications – 9 or 10 hours
    • ENGL 101 – Analysis and Argument or ENGL 101E – Analysis and Argument w/ Ext. Studio and ENGL 101L – Extended Studio (3 or 4)
    • ENGL 102 – Rhetoric, Genre, and Research (3)
    • SPCO 101 – Basics of Oral Communication (3)
  • Social Sciences – 9 hours
    • POLI 101 – United States Government
    • GEOG 102 – World Regional Geography
    • ECON 203 – Introduction to Microeconomics or ECON 204 – Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Humanities – 12 hours
    • Literature (any language) (3)
    • History elective (3)
    • Sociology 201 – Principles of Sociology
    • ART 101 – Introduction to Art, MUSI 101 – Introduction to Music, or THEA 101 – Introduction to Theatre (3)
  • Mathematics – 6 hours
  • Natural Sciences – 12 hours
    • Biology (4)
    • Chemistry, Physics, or Physical Science
    • PSYC 206 – Introductory Psychology and PSYC – 216 – Introductory Psychology Lab

History Course Requirements (33 hours)

  • 12 hours at the 100-199 level (including both HIST 101 – United States History to 1877 and HIST 102 – United States History since 1877)
  • HIST 299 – The Historian’s Craft (to be taken during the sophomore year)
  • 15 hours of additional coursework, which must include at least one course from each of the following groups:
    • GROUP A:
      • HIST 308 – Russia and Eastern Europe
      • HIST 309 – Europe, 1814-1914
      • HIST 320 – History of Modern Germany
      • HIST 329 – Europe in the Era of the World Wars, 1914-1945
      • HIST 330 – Europe and the World since 1945
      • HIST 331 – Modern British Isles
      • HIST 332 – British Empire
      • HIST 351 – Medieval Europe
      • HIST 352 – The French Revolution and Hist Napoleon
    • GROUP B:
      • HIST 305 – Empires and Nations in Latin America
      • HIST 306 – Latin America: Tradition and Change
      • HIST 321 – Family and Gender in World History
      • HIST 324 – History of Traditional East Asia
      • HIST 339 – The Atlantic World
      • HIST 340 – History of Modern Mexico
      • HIST 341 – History of Modern China
      • HIST 342 – History of Modern Japan
      • HIST 370 – African History
    • GROUP C:
      • HIST 210 – Introduction to Archaeology
      • HIST 220 – Introduction to Public History
      • HIST 300 – Economic History of the United States
      • HIST 302 – Native American History
      • HIST 303 – United States: Colonial and Revolutionary Periods, 1587-1789
      • HIST 307 – The History of the United States in World Affairs
      • HIST 310 – Representations of Race
      • HIST 311 – History of Black America to 1865
      • HIST 312 – History of Black America since 1865
      • HIST 313 – The American Civil Rights Movement
      • HIST 315 – America in the 1960s
      • HIST 316 – South Carolina History
      • HIST 317 – History of the Mass Media
      • HIST 319 – The Vietnam War
      • HIST 343 – Archaeology of the Southeastern United States
      • HIST 344 – The Old South, 1660 to 1865
      • HIST 345 – The New South, 1865 to the Present (
      • HIST 346 – Civil War America
      • HIST 347 – The United States in the Era of World War II
      • HIST 357 – The History of the Future
      • HIST 362 – The United States Between the Wars, 1918-1941
      • HIST 363 – U.S. Constitutional History to 1900
      • HIST 364 – Jacksonian Democracy
      • HIST 406 – United States Military History (
  • HIST 499 – Senior Thesis (to be taken during the spring semester of the junior year)

Pre-Professional Education (6 hours)

  • EDUC 190 – Foundations of Education (3)
  • EDUC 192 – Foundations of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Praxis CORE exam must be passed prior to admission to the Education program.

Professional Education (22 hours)

  • EDUC 310 – Practicum: Teaching Reading and Written Language To Exceptional Learners (1)
  • EDUC 311 – IEP Development and Transition for Students with Disabilities (3)
  • EDUC 313 – Field Experiences in Instructional Planning and Assessment (1)
  • EDUC 322 – Foundations/Instruction of Reading (3)
  • EDUC 393 – Clinical Experience: Secondary (2)
    • Take concurrently with EDUC 435
  • EDUC 411 – Reading in the Content Areas (3)
  • EDUC 420 – Introduction: Exceptional Learner (3)
  • EDUC 435 – Teach Social Studies in Second Sch
    • Take concurrently with EDUC 393
  • Student Teaching Block *
    • EDUC 487 – Classroom Management
    • EDUC 490 – Directed Teaching
    • *All Student Teaching Block courses must be taken together.

Course Descriptions

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