Four-Year Degree Plan

This is a model four year degree plan for FA 14 catalog term. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school and your choice of general education electives. For information about completing your history education degree in four years, contact the department of history at 417-836-5511 or consult with your advisor about scheduling options.

This degree program can be completed in eight semesters.

Check out the course rotation before scheduling your classes.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E. 3
MTH 135 College Algebra 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
BIO 100 Biological Science for Educators
or BIO 102 Principles of Biological Science
4
ENG 110 Writing I 3
Total hours15

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
SOC 150 Introduction to Society 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877 3
GRY 142 Introductory Physical Geography 4
Total hours16

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States Since 1877 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
HST 104 World History Since 1600 C.E. 3
MUS 239 Introduction to World Music 3
HST 210 Writing II: Historical Inquiry 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
GRY 100 World Regional Geography 3
HST 370 History of the Middle East from 600-1914 3
ECO 101 Economics of Social Issues 3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
SEC 302 General Methods of Instruction in the Middle and Secondary Schools 3
EDC 150 Introduction to Teaching 0
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
EDT 365 Educational Applications of Technology and Media 3
PSY 360 Educational Psychology 3
HST 331 African American History I 3
PLS 232 International Relations 3
HST 390 Introduction to Historiography 3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
EDC 350 School and Society 3
EDC 345 Introduction to Multicultural Education and Diversity 3
SPE 340 Educational Alternative for Exceptional Students 2
HST 361 Britain, 1688-Present 3
HST 324 Women in American History 3
ANT 100 World Cultures 3
Total hours17

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
PSY 486 Management and Assessment in the Middle and Secondary Classroom
or SFR 486 Management and Assessment in the Middle and Secondary Classroom
3
HST 335 African Civilization 3
HST 343 Ancient Rome 3
HST 418 Teaching of Secondary School Social Studies 4
RDG 474 Reading and Writing in the Content Fields 3
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
HST 422 Supervised Teaching (Secondary Social Studies) 5-10
HST 423 Seminar in Supervised Teaching 2
Total hours12

GPA Requirements include: Overall (Missouri State University & Combined) GPA 2.75; Major GPA 3.0; Prof. Ed. GPA 3.0. Other Requirements include: Admit to Teacher Ed - Criteria listed in Undergraduate Catalog BSED History and BSED Advising Checklist; Praxis II Social Studies recommended semester prior to Supervised Teaching, PRAXIS II required for State Certification; Follow all prerequisites according to course guidelines.