Secondary Education: History and Social Studies



Teaching and Learning

School of Education



Coppin's undergraduate major in History culminates in a Bachelor of Science degree (BS) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. Students may concentrate in African American History, African History, or United States History. A fourth concentration is provided in History/Social Studies secondary education that leads to secondary education teaching certification. The department also offers minors in History, African American Studies, Geography and global studies.

The Department has as one of its critical strengths an outstanding faculty with a demonstrated commitment to teaching, research, scholarly and civic endeavors. Faculty discipline areas include but are not limited to Geography, African, African American, Latin America, Modern Europe, Russia, United States, Gender Studies and Public History. Many departmental graduates attend graduate or professional school, often receiving fellowships from Howard University, the University of Illinois, Michigan State University, and other institutions of higher learning.


Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements To The Major

Students who are interested in a major in history must have a GPA of 2.5 (2.7 for concentration in history/social studies secondary education); must submit a Declaration of Major Form and must complete and interview with the Chairperson or another faculty member.

Admission Requirements For History/Social Studies Secondary Education Concentration

  1. A student wishing to declare a concentration in History/Social Studies Secondary Education must meet the following criteria:
    • Completed ENGL 101 and ENGL 102 or ENGL 103 and ENGL 104;
    • Completed HIST 201, HIST 202, HIST 203, HIST 204, and HIST 205;
    • Completed MATH 125 or MATH 132 (depending on the major);
    • Completed a minimum of 30 SCH that count toward graduation;
    • Attained a CGPA of 2.7;
    • Achieved the minimum MSDE required score on the PRAXIS I examination;
    • Completed EDUC 202 (with portfolio);
    • Accepted into the Teacher Education Program of the School of Education.
  2. The student must obtain approval of the HGGS Department Chair and the Secondary Education Department Chair by their signatures on the Declaration of Major Form.
  3. The student should continue taking courses as a major in HGGS until such time that s/he is eligible to take other courses in the secondary education program.
  4. After admittance to the Teacher Education Program, the student will take both education and history courses.

History Courses
Core Content Requirements
15 credits
Course
Crs.
Title
HIST 201
3
World History I
HIST 202
3
World History II
HIST 203
3
U.S. History I
HIST 204
3
U.S. History II
HIST 423
3
Methods in Historical Research

History Courses
Local/Urban Option
Select one course from those listed. (3 Credits Required)
Course
Crs.
Title
HIST 318
3
Blacks in Cities
HIST 301
3
History of Maryland
HIST 380
3
Chesapeake (UB)
HIST 382
3
History of Baltimore (UB)
HIST 319
3
Urban History Since 1870
HIST 452
3
Great Books
HIST 442
3
Special Topics (When Applicable)

History Courses
African American Option
Select one course from those listed. (3 Credits Required)
Course
Crs.
Title
HIST 205
3
African American History I
HIST 206
3
African American History II
HIST 318
3
Blacks in Cities
HIST 348
3
African American Women in American Life and Culture
HIST 393
3
Civil War and Reconstruction
HIST 350
3
African American Intellectual History
HIST 420
3
Seminar In African American History
HIST 442
3
Special Topics (When Applicable)

History Courses
Non-Western Option

Select one from the courses below. (3 Credits Required)

Any African HIST. Course: (207, 313, 315, 430, 432, 436, 438, 440)

Course
Crs.
Title
HIST 404
3
Modern Asia
HIST 405
3
History of Latin American
HIST 426
3
History of the Middle East
HIST 442
3
Special Topics (Non-Western)
HIST 452
3
Great Books (When applicable)

History Courses
Geography

(6 Credits Required)

GEOG 101 Elements of Geography GEOGRAPHY OPTION (ANY)


History Courses
Political Science

(6 Credits Required)

POSC 301 U.S. Government
POSC xxx POSC (any)


History Courses
Economics

(6 Credits Required)

ECON 201 Intro to Economics
ECON xxx (any)


History Courses
Psychology

(3 Credits Required)

Recommended PSYC 201 General Psychology


History Courses
Anthropology

(3 Credits Required)

Recommended ANTH 207


History Courses
Sociology

(3 Credits Required)

SOCI/SOSC OPTION (ANY 3 cr)
(SOSC 200 EXCLUDED: SOCI 201)


Education Courses 1
9 credits

Phase 1: Foundation Courses

Course
Crs.
Title
EDUC 202
3
Educational Psychology
EDUC 203
3
Audiovisual Methods in Teaching
SPED 201
3
Introduction to the Needs of Exceptional Individuals

Education Courses 2
18 credits

Phase 2: Methods Courses & Practicum

Course
Crs.
Title
EDUC 402
3
History of Education
EDUC 408
3
Measurement & Evaluation
SCED 312
3
Principles of Secondary Education
REED 427
3
Teaching Reading in the Content Area Methods
REED 428
3
Teaching Reading in the Content Area II
SCED 324
3
Social Studies in Secondary School

Education Courses 3
12 credits
Course
Crs.
Title
SCED 414
3
Directed Teaching in the Secondary School/Seminar
EDUC 415
3
Directed Teaching Seminar