2021-2022 University Catalog

History Major with a Secondary Education Social Science Emphasis

Students seriously considering a career in secondary education will work with their history department advisor to choose history courses that best support their career goals. History majors planning on pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching degree (MAT) upon completion of their undergraduate program are strongly encouraged to select courses listed below in addition to the normal undergraduate history major.

Recommended:

Select courses from the list below in consultation with an academic advisor.

ECN 233Microeconomics

3

ECN 234Macroeconomics

3

PS 201Introduction to Political Thought

3

PS 205Foundations of American Politics

3

PS 207Foundations in International Relations

3

PSY 100General Psychology

3

PSY 215Social Psychology

3

PSY 306Educational Psychology

3

It is expected that students will consult with their academic advisor early in their undergraduate program in order to develop a broad portfolio of course work in history and the social sciences. Prospects of being hired after graduate school significantly increase for those prepared to teach in multiple areas of social science content (economics, history, geography, and political science). Upon completion of the undergraduate program the student may enroll in the Master of Arts in Teaching program pursuant of a Preliminary teaching license in the state of Oregon.