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Minor in History Teaching
(25 hours*)



This minor is designed to prepare students to teach in public schools. A teaching minor may only be received by students graduating with a teaching major. In order to graduate with this minor, students are required to complete Utah State Office of Education licensing requirements. To view these requirements go to http://education.byu.edu/ess/licensing.html or contact Education Student Services, 350 MCKB, (801) 422-3426.

Program Requirements

  1. The History Department requires a minimum of 6 hours of history credit to be completed in residency at BYU's Provo campus for this minor program. BYU Independent Study courses do not count toward residency. These hours may also go toward BYU's 30-hour residency requirement for graduation.
  2. Grades below C- in professional education courses or content courses will not be accepted in the teaching major or teaching minor. Teacher candidates must have a cumulative 2.85 GPA in teaching major and teaching minor courses to qualify for student teaching.
  3. Complete the following core courses:
      HIST 201 : World Civilization to 1500. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 201 : World Civilization to 1500. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also. Independent Study also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: World civilization from Greek antiquity to Renaissance; explores fundamental questions in the human experience, examines formative events in history, and seeks to teach value of important texts.

      Course Outcomes


      HIST 202 : World Civilization from 1500. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 202 : World Civilization from 1500. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: World civilization from Renaissance to present; explores fundamental questions in the human experience, examines formative events in history, and seeks to teach value of important texts.
      NOTE: This course is part of a GE Mosaic. See ge.byu.edu/mosaic-list for more information.

      Course Outcomes
               
      : Honors World Civilization from 1500.
      Course Outcomes



      HIST 220 : The United States Through 1877. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 220 : The United States Through 1877. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Independent study also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Discovery, colonization, American Revolution, estabishment of the Constitution, foreign affairs, westward expansion, slavery, sectionalism, Civil War, and reconstruction.

      Course Outcomes


      HIST 221 : The United States Since 1877. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 221 : The United States Since 1877. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Independent Study also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Industrialization, immigration, urbanization, political and social movements, and foreign policy.

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      HIST 364 : Utah. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Contributions of Native Americans, explorers, mountain men, miners, government officials, Mormons, and other groups in the nineteenth century. Impact of national movements, various peoples, politics, economics, and social and cultural change in the twentieth century.

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      Note: Minors must complete all core courses in history at the college level. University core Civilization courses (201/202) offered by other departments are not equivalent. Advanced Placement U.S. history courses are not equivalent.
  4. Complete 6 hours from the approved list of elective courses.
  5. Complete the following:
      HIST 477 : History and Social Science Teaching Methods and Instruction. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 477 : History and Social Science Teaching Methods and Instruction. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: SC ED 276R; Fingerprinting and FBI clearance.
      DESCRIPTION: Developing meaningful and engaging instruction for secondary students; developing critical thinking, problem solving, literacy, and democratic character; assessing learner performance.
      NOTE: Check with  Hist 477 instructor for specific prerequisites for the major or minor program.

      Course Outcomes


      HIST 478 : Practicum in Secondary Education. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 478 : Practicum in Secondary Education. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: SC ED 276R; Concurrent enrollment in Hist 477 or comparable major course.
      DESCRIPTION: Implementing meaningful and engaging instruction for secondary students; developing critical thinking, problem solving, literacy, and democratic character; assessing learner performance.

      Course Outcomes


*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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