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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Department of History



History and Social Sciences Teacher Certification

Requirements for Political Science Majors 

Students majoring in Political Science and seeking teacher certification in History/Social Studies must meet the following content and methodology requirements:

Complete an endorsement in American Government
  • Take POL S 215 and 12 credits from:  241, 251, 305, 306, 310, 319, 320, 344, 357, 358, 359, 360, 361, 364, 371, 381, 385, 406, 410, 413, 420, 421, 430, 431, 433, 453, 464.
  • Political Science course descriptions.

Complete an endorsement/minor in either American or World History:

American History:
 
  • Take HIST 221 & one U.S. pre-1870:  353, 355, 356, 365, 450,451, 460. 461, or 465..
  • Take HIST 222 & one U.S. post-1870:  354, 360, 361, 366, 391, 460, 461, or 465.
  • Take one U.S. topical:  307, 370, 380, 386, 389, 396B, 456, 472, 473, 488, 489, or 496B.
  • History course descriptions.
World History:
  • Take HIST 201 & one pre-1500:  304, 316, 402, 403, 404, 405, 406, 407, or 421.
  • Take HIST 202 or 207 & one post-1500:  318, 321, 323, 325, 383, 388, 390, 408, 419, 420, 422, 424, 427, 428, 429, or 431.
  • Take one from Non-Europe:  336, 337, 338, 339, 340, 341, 474, or 479.
  • History course descriptions.


Complete all remaining History and Social Sciences core requirements.
Complete all remaining ISU Educator Preparation Program (EPP) requirements.
Complete any and all remaining requirements for a degree in Political Science.

In addition, students pursuing teacher certification must:
  • Earn a grade of B- or above in all History/Social Sciences content courses
  • Maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average
  • Maintain a minimum 2.75 grade point average in content courses

General Education and Core Social Science Requirements
Curriculum and Instruction Requirements
History content

Four-year plans


Content or EPP Questions?  Contact:  
Dr. Jeff Bremer