Secondary Education: History

Transfer Major

Decisions on the transferability of courses are made by the four-year colleges and differ from school to school. Students enrolled in this major should contact the Transfer Services Office early in their academic program to determine which courses will transfer to the college of their choice.

Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Penn 301 • Phone (215) 968-8270
Curriculum Code No. 1180

The Secondary Education History major is designed for students who plan to teach history in a high school setting. The program provides the first two years of an undergraduate degree leading to a baccalaureate degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in history.

Prospective students with academic deficiencies should be aware that they will need additional time to acquire the necessary academic background. Prerequisites and corequisites for required courses must be followed.

Graduates of this program are able to

  • Demonstrate understanding of the American historical heritage; and
  • Demonstrate understanding of the Western historical heritage.

Degree Course Requirements

COMP110 English Composition I A,G,1 3
COMP111 English Composition II G,2 3
COMM110 Effective Speaking G,3 3
EDUC100 Foundations of Education 3
PSYC110 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSYC190 Educational Psychology G 3
HIST111 History of Western Civilization I 3
HIST112 History of Western Civilization II 3
HIST151 U.S. History: Young America 3
HIST152 U.S. History: Modern America 3
POLI111 American National Government 3
History Elective 3
Social Perspectives C 6
Cultural Perspectives C 6
College Level Mathematics A,D 3
College Level Science E 3
INTG285 Integration of Knowledge F,G,4 3
Personal Health B 3
60

Recommended Semester Sequence

The recommended course sequence is designed for full-time students who average 15 credit hours per semester. Students may need more time to complete major requirements based on placement testing. This additional time will entail some adjustments to the sequence recommended.

First Semester

COMP110 English Composition I A,G,1 3
HIST111 History of Western Civilzation I 3
PSYC110 Introduction to Psychology 3
College Level Science E 3
Personal Health B 3
15

Second Semester

COMP111 English Composition II G,23
HIST112 History of Western Civilzation II 3
COMM110 Effective Speaking G,3 3
POLI111 American National Government 3
College Level Math A,D 3
15

Third Semester

HIST151 U.S. History: Young America 3
EDUC100 Foundations of Education 3
Cultural Perspectives C 3
Social Perspectives C 3
History Elective 3
15

Fourth Semester

HIST152 U.S. History: Modern America 3
PSYC190 Educational Psychology G 3
Cultural Perspectives C 3
Social Perspectives C 3
INTG285 Integration of Knowledge F,G4 3
15

A Placement testing required.
B Consult the list of courses approved for this subcategory.
C Consult the list of courses approved for this subcategory. Choose any course not already selected or required.
D Choose from MATH101, MATH102, MATH115, MATH117, MATH120, MATH122, MATH125 and MATH140
E Choose from BIOL101, BIOL102, BIOL110, CHEM101, CHEM121, SCIE101, SCIE102, SCIE103.
F Any INTG285 course may be chosen.
G Course requires prerequisite.

1 Satisfies College Writing Level I.
2 Satisfies College Writing Level II.
3 Satisfies Creative Expression.
4 Satisfies Writing Intensive Requirement.