Certification Area: Social Studies (8-12)

Requirements for the Social Studies (8-12) teaching certificate include the professional education courses listed above and the content course requirements for the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degree in history or the content course requirements for the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degree in political science. Additionally, courses from the areas of economics, geography, and sociology are required (see below). See an advisor in the Department of History, the Department of Political Science, or the Department of Social Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences for specific degree requirements. With a history degree, the following courses (27 hours) are required for social studies:

With a history degree, the following courses (27 hours) are required for social studies:

POLS 2305 and 2306

6

POLS 3330, 3335, 4320, 4330, 4340, 4353, or 4360

3

POLS 3310, 3315, 3370, 3372, 3375, 3380, 3390, 4310, or 4350

3

ECON 2301 and 2302

6

ECON 3305 or GEOG 3320. or GEOG 3325

3

GEOG 1313

3

SOCI 2326, 3321, or 3341

3

With a political science degree, all of the courses above plus the following History courses are required for social studies:

HIST 1301 and 1302

6

HIST 2321 and 2322

6

Upper division World or European history
(selected with advisor approval)

3

Upper division United States history
(selected with advisor approval)

3

A minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all specialization courses, including a 2.0 at UT Tyler is required. Prospective teachers must achieve a grade of "C" or better in all courses leading to certification. For further information regarding certification, see an advisor in the School of Education.