Majors must be adept at writing using a word processing program. They must also be familiar with computer-access historical sources. Instruction in researching such sources is begun in HIST 295 and continued in upper division courses. Majors demonstrate proficiency in HIST 401.
At least half of the credits in history should be taken at the 200-level or above.
AP credit policy: AP exams credit may be accepted to fulfill students’ major requirements in the field of electives, up to two courses.
A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is required in history and social science courses offered toward the major.
Post-baccalaureate and undergraduate students must earn at least 12 credits in history at Edgewood College. Students should consult with an advisor.
A Broad Field Social Studies interdisciplinary major of 56-60 credits in history and the social sciences selected by the student in consultation with an advisors to include the following sequence of courses:
Administered by the History Department; the major is part of a program leading to a Wisconsin initial educator license to teach Social Studies and History at the Early Adolescence through Adolescence level (ages 10-21). Students complete an interdisciplinary major of 60-62 credits with 44-46 credits in history and 16 in the social science distributed as follows:
For the completion of the Education Professional Requirements and the licensing requirements for teacher education (see School of Education). A Broad Field Social Studies-History Major with a Teaching Minor must be admitted to teach education before being admitted to ED 459H; admission to teacher education is recommended as early as possible. Students are also responsible for completing the appropriate teaching minor requirements.
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Licensing Requirements
To meet Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction licensing requirements, students should take the following courses which include coursework in conservation of natural resources and marketing and consumer cooperatives. Students are advised to check carefully the certification requirements of the state in which they plan to teach.