Requirements

  • HIS 101
  • HIS 102
  • HIS 201
  • HIS 202 (Complete HIS 101, 102, 201 and 202 BEFORE taking HIS 300.)
  • HIS 110 (one-hour course)
  • HIS 111(one-hour course)
  • HIS 300 (Complete HIS 300 before beginning your 400-level courses.)
  • HIS 370
  • HIS 310
  • One Non-Western History (African, Islamic, Asian)
  • Two HIS electives (U.S.)
  • Two HIS electives (European)
  • Required History Electives: Take a variety of courses that cover different time periods and parts of the world. Teachers need a broad knowledge base. See: http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/ACAD/ID/Curriculum/ss/index.html for the Mississippi Social Studies Curriculum Framework that you will be required to teach.

Additional social science requirements

  • PS 301
  • GHY 331, 341 OR 350
  • Additional required coursework in classroom management, assessment, the education of exceptional students and methods of teaching social studies in the secondary schools help candidates gain both theoretical and practical knowledge.

Requirements for formal admission into the university's teacher education program

  • 44 hours of selected core courses
  • 2.65 GPA
  • the passage of a Basic Technology Literacy Examination
  • passing scores on the Praxis I test (or acceptable scores on the SAT or ACT)