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History/Childhood Education (B.S.)


This program leads to certification to teach grades 1-6 in the public schools. Students entering the program will graduate after four years with a Bachelor of Science degree in History/Social Studies/Childhood Education.  Please see the Childhood Education (B.S.)   program page in the catalog for a complete overview of the Academic Standards required for this academic program. 

Degree Requirements


History Courses


Supporting Courses


With advisement, select one Political Science (POL) course: 3 Credits


With advisement, select one Economics (ECO) course: 3 Credits


Total Professional courses: 37 Credits


Required Supporting Courses (Liberal Arts)


Total supporting Liberal Arts courses: 24 Credits


General Education Requirements-not fulfilled by Major or required Supporting Courses


Russell Sage College Core Courses: 11 Credits

  • WLD 101 - Reading Women’s Voices/Developing Our Own : 4 Credits
  • WLD 201 - Researching Women’s Lives : 4 Credits
  • WLD 401 - Women Changing the World : 3 Credits

Elective Courses: 11 Credits

Total credits required for degree: 120


Optional Middle Childhood Certification


Students desiring Middle Childhood (Specialist) Certification with a History major must complete the BS degree in History/Social Studies/Childhood Education shown above and also complete the following requirements:

Academic Standards for Students in Programs with Childhood Education


  • To enter or remain in a program with Childhood Education a student must maintain an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.000.
  • Students must achieve and maintain a cumulative average of 3.000 in all Childhood Education major course requirements prior to entry into the methods courses (300-level EDU courses).
  • To be eligible for student teaching, a student must have achieved a 3.000 cumulative average in teacher education coursework.
  • Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses required for the Childhood Education program (including EDU and Liberal Arts support courses).
  • Students must maintain a 3.000 cumulative average in their liberal arts major.

Suggested Course Sequence for History/Social Studies/Childhood Education


The following is a general schedule for the History/Social Studies/ Childhood Education major. Check all course descriptions for prerequisites before planning your course schedule. Other course sequences are possible. Consult your advisor or the History or Education Program Coordinator. Note also that one can introduce flexibility into this recommended sequence by shifting History requirement slots around to allow one to pursue other courses of personal interest or compensate for scheduling conflicts. A student interested in also completing the Middle Childhood certification should consult with her advisor and the faculty in the intended area of focus  about a possible sequence of courses.

Year 1- Fall: 14.5 credits

  • WLD 101 (4 credits)
  • PSY 101 (3 credits)
  • HST 105 (3 credits)
  • MAT 111 (3 credits)
  • SST 111 or SST 121 First Year Seminar (1.5 credits)

Year 1- Spring: 17.5 credits

  • WLD 201 (4 credits)
  • HST 209 (3 credits)
  • EDU 201 (3 credits)
  • MAT 121 (3 credits)
  • Humanities/Elective/Language (3 credits)
  • SST 112 or SST 122 First Year Seminar (1.5 credits)

Year 2- Fall: 15 credits

  • EDU 206 (3 credits)
  • HST 250 (3 credits)
  • History Major Requirements (6 credits)
  • SCI 104 (3 credits)

Year 2- Spring: 15-16 credits

  • PSY 202 or PSY 208 (3-4 credits)
  • EDU 252 (3 credits)
  • BIO 125 (3 credits)
  • History Major Elective (3 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)

Year 3- Fall: 14 credits

  • EDU 314 (2 credits)
  • EDU 337 (3 credits)
  • EDU 352 (3 credits)
  • History Major Requirement (3 credits)
  • Economics/Supporting Course (3 credits)

Year 3- Spring: 14 credits

  • NCR 317 (0 credits)
  • EDU 323 (4 credits)
  • Political Science/Supporting Course (3 credits)
  • EDU 306 (4 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)

Year 4- Fall: 15 credits

  • EDU 401 (6 credits)
  • EDU 402 (6 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)
  • NCR 070 (0 credits)
  • NCR 071 (0 credits)

Year 4- Spring: 15 credits

  • HST 401 (3 credits)
  • WLD 401 (3 credits)
  • History Major Requirements (6 credits)
  • VPA 111 (3 credits)