Dec 03, 2021  
Fitchburg State University 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

History Concentration in Initial Licensure (5-12)


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History


Chairperson
   

Ben Lieberman

 
 
Professors
Associate Professors
 
Laura Baker Katherine Jewell  
Christine Dee Joseph R. Wachtel  
Sean Goodlett    
Benjamin Lieberman    
René Reeves    
Daniel Sarefield    
Teresa Fava Thomas    

Objectives for the Program in History

The History program offers a variety of courses to all students.  It provides a strong foundation in European, World and United States history.

The program offers a major and minor in history, as well as provisional certification for teaching history.

Requirements for the Major in History

The Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts in History require 36 hours of course work. BA and BS candidates in History must have a minor in another discipline. BA and BS candidates for History with Initial Teacher Licensure are not required to have a minor in another discipline.

History Concentration in Initial Licensure (5-12)


Students within our History major can pursue initial licensure as middle and high school History teachers. This program provides students with both a broad introduction to middle and high school teaching and specific instruction in the theory, research and practice of secondary History and Social Studies teaching. Students engage in field-based experiences in the school setting supervised by our faculty through on-site pre-practicum experiences coupled with each teaching course and a formal teaching practicum as the capstone experience.

Students pursuing this option will have to fulfill the degree requirements for the History Concentration in Initial Licensure (5-12) and the minor in Middle and Secondary Education (5-12).The requirements are inclusive of the History Major, the Middle and Secondary Education Minor (5-12), and advanced coursework for licensure. These are described below:

History Core Requirements


History majors are required to take two courses in Political Science. (MAJ Civic Learning)

History Concentration in Education (5-12) Subject Matter Knowledge Requirements


  • HIST 2000+ Elective
  • HIST 2000+ Elective
  • HIST 2000+ Elective
  • HIST 2000+ Elective
  • POLS XXXX  Elective
  • POLS XXXX  Elective

Required General Education Courses


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