Students earning a degree in history are eligible to seek North Carolina teacher licensure for Social Studies for middle grades (6-9) or secondary education (9-12).

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From the General Education RequirementsSocial and Behavioral Sciences
ENG – 320Young Adult Literature (3 cr.)
PSY – 312Psychology of Exceptional Individuals (3 cr.)
Cultural Elective
EDU – 345Language Minorities in Public Schools (3 cr.)
Arts and Aesthetics
Choose from any 3 credit hour Arts and Aesthetics elective, including:
DAN – 200Dance in Society (3 cr.)
DAN – 359Western Theatrical Dance (3 cr.)
THE – 114Introduction to Theatre (3 cr.)
THE – 214Creative Dramatics (3 cr.)
or
EDU – 244Fundamental Concepts of the Arts in Education (4 cr.)
Health and Physical Learning
HED – 100Contemporary Health Issues (2 cr.)

Concentration in Majoror
HIS – 102Modern Western Civilization (3 cr.)
HIS – 214American History to 1876 (3 cr.)
or
HIS – 215American History Since 1876 (3 cr.)
Two courses from below (must study either two different areas of non-Western history and culture or one area of non-Western culture and HIS-103)
HIS – 103The World in the 20th Century (3 cr.)
HIS – 224Introduction to Asian History (3 cr.)
HIS – 282The Modern Middle East (3 cr.)
HIS – 310Modern China (3 cr.)
IDS – 280China Today (3 cr.)
Any 940-49 courses that may be offered on non-Western topics by the History and Politics Department in non-Western history
HIS – 343History of North Carolina (3 cr.)
Economics course selected from:
ECO – 100Principles of Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
ECO – 101Principles of Microeconomics (3 cr.)
ECO – 274Personal Finance (3 cr.)
Geosciences course selected from:
GEO – 203Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (3 cr.)
GEO – 205World Regional Geography (3 cr.)
Politics course selected from:
POL – 100American Political Systems (3 cr.)
POL – 210International Politics (3 cr.)
HIS – 764The Teaching of Social Studies (3 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

Professional Education RequirementsProfessional Education, General
EDU – 232Schools and Social Change (3 cr.)
EDU – 234Teaching and Learning (3 cr.)
EDU – 305Teaching with Technology (1 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
EDU – 350Teaching in the Middle School (3 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
EDU – 434Inclusion and the Adolescent Learner (3 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
EDU – 436Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas (3 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
Professional Education, Methods
3-5 credit hours of Professional Education, Methods as appropriate to the required concentration
Internship – last semester of teacher education program
EDU – 460Colloquium in Education (3 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
EDU – 490Observation and Directed Teaching (9 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

Contact Information
Gregory Vitarbo
Head, History, Political Science, & International Studies Department
214 Joyner Hall
(919) 760-8089
vitarbog@meredith.edu
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