History Teaching

History Teaching
Hours67 - 84 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

This major is designed to prepare students to teach in public schools. In order to graduate with this major, students are required to complete Utah State Office of Education licensing requirements. To view these requirements go to http://education.byu.edu/ess/licensing.html or contact Education Student Services, 350 MCKB, (801) 422-3426.
The History Department requires a minimum of 18 hours of history credit to be taken in residency at BYU's Provo campus for this degree program. BYU Independent Study courses do not count toward residency. These hours may also go toward BYU's 30-hour residency requirement for graduation.
For students accepted into the major after August 1, 2014, grades below C in any required coursework in a teaching major or teaching minor will not be accepted. Teacher candidates must maintain a total GPA of 3.0 or higher throughout the program and to qualify for student teaching. For details on admission and retention requirements for teaching majors and teaching minors, see Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Requirements in the undergraduate catalog.
requirement 1 Complete 4.0 hours from the following course(s)
requirement 2 Complete 1 course
Complete one of the following courses in fulfillment of the University Core First-Year Writing requirement. NOTE: Students majoring in History Teaching must fulfill the First-Year Writing requirement by completing Wrtg 150 or Phil 150. AP credit in English does not fulfill this requirement.
requirement 3 Complete 1 course
NOTE: For majors, Hist 200 should be taken prior to elective courses. It must be completed no later than the sophomore year or in the first semester/term after the major is declared. Hist 200 and 490 combined satisfy the University Core Advanced Written and Oral Communications requirement.
requirement 4 Complete 2 options
option 4.1 Complete 4 courses
NOTE: University Core Civilization courses (201/202) offered by other departments are not equivalent.
option 4.2
Hist 220 and 221 must be completed as college/university courses and cannot be fulfilled with AP or other test scores. Contact your academic advisement center with questions.
requirement 5 Complete 1 course
requirement 7 Complete 12.0 hours from the following course(s)
Complete 4 electives (12 total hours) from the approved list. Seek faculty advice in choosing electives. Students must not present all their preparation in a single region. Complete no more than 2 electives (6 hours) in each of the following regions: Asia, Europe, Latin America, Near East, United States, Africa, or World. (Course regions are identified on the approved list.) NOTE: No more than 6 combined hours of 199R, 495R, and 498R will count toward elective credit.
requirement 8 Complete 1 course
Capstone course:
A teaching minor is strongly recommended.
requirement 9 Complete 2 options
Contact the Education Advisement Center, 350 MCKB, 422-8798, to schedule the final interview to clear the licensing component of your secondary teaching major. You should be registered for your last semester at BYU prior to the scheduled appointment.
NOTE: FBI fingerprint and background clearance MUST be completed PRIOR to enrolling in Sc Ed 276R.
option 9.2 Complete 12.0 hours from the following course(s)
Program Outcomes

Subject Matter

Candidates can identify the core concepts, tools of inquiry, and standards associated with the history curricula taught in secondary classrooms and can create learning experiences that make these concepts meaningful for students.

Learner and Learning

Candidates can describe how young people learn and develop, acknowledging individual and cultural differences, in order to create environments that motivate collaborative learning.

Instructional Strategies

Candidates use a variety of instructional strategies to encourage students' development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills, and use assessments to inform instruction.

Professional Development

Candidates continually reflect on and evaluate their teaching practices, actively seek opportunities to grow professionally, engage in ethical behavior, and collaborate with stakeholders (students, parents, and other professionals in the learning community).

INTASC Core Standards

Demonstrate basic competency in the INTASC Core Standards (Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium) as specified by The Council of Chief State School Officers andas established by the Department of Education of the State of Utah.