Adolescent Education Major in Teaching History

Campus: NYC, Westchester


Major Completion Summary

Requirement Credits
University Core Requirements 60
Major Requirements 96-99
Total Credits 120-121

University Core Requirements (60 credits)

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Foundation Requirements
ENG 110Composition3
ENG 120Critical Writing4
ENG 201Writing in the Disciplines3,4
COM 200Public Speaking3
Second Language Proficiency 16
CIS 101Introduction to Computing ( or Second Language Proficiency) 13
BIO 123Biology and Contemporary Society (or Laboratory Science)4
UNV 101First-Year Seminar: Introduction to University Community1
MAT: as determined by proficiency test
Areas of Knowledge (AOK)
Select one of the following:3
American Government and Political Institutions
Introduction to International Relations
State and Local Government
Select one additional course from any of the listed AOKs in POL SCI
WH: Western Heritage 2
HIS 111American Civilization to 18773
WTC: World Traditions and Cultures 3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Anthropology
Global Culture and Local Identities
Introduction to Psychology
Psychology of Cultural Diversity
or equivalent approved course (must meet NCSS regulations)
HCE: Humanistic and Creative Expression 4
ART 102Art History: Ancient through Gothic Art3
or ART 103 Art History: Renaissance through Modern Art
HSN: Analysis of Human, Social, and Natural Phenomena 5
Select one of the following:3
Nature and Culture: A Study in Connections
Environmental Studies: Economic, Ethical and Political Perspectives
Environmental Studies - Basic Issues
Environmental Anthropology
Other approved ENV course

Major Requirements (96 - 99 Credits)

Content Area Concentration
ECO 105Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics3
ECO 106Principles of Economics: Microeconomics3
HIS 107World Civilization I3
HIS 108World History After 16503
HIS 112American Civilization Since 18773
HIS 367History and Geography of New York3
HIS 380Seminar on Historiography3
HIS 499Senior Year Experience in History3
Select one of the following:3
History of the American Presidency 1900 - Present
American Labor History
Culture and History of Black America
Ethnic and Racial History of the United States
History of American Women
African-American History Since 1910
Select one of the following:3
Modern East Asia in Film
Modern Islamic World: 1850-Present
Modern China
Modern Japan
History of Modern South Africa
History of North Africa After 1800
Chinese Cultural Tradition
Select one of the following:3
Israel and Palestine: The Heritage and the Challenge
Latin America: Century of Social Change and Revolution
Caribbean America
South American Colossus: The History of Modern Brazil
Service and Study in Latin America
Select one of the following:3
History of Western Civilization 1300-1815
History of Western Civilization 1815 to Present
Europe Since World War I
Germany and Central Europe Since 1848
Modern Russia
The World of the Middle Ages: Byzantium
The World of the Middle Ages: The West
European Women and Social Change
Adolescent Education Major Requirements
TCH 201Education I: Understanding Schools3
TCH 211AChild Abuse and Violence Prevention0
TCH 211DDASA- Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools, Prevention & Intervention0
TCH 215Understanding Teaching & Learning: General Curriculum Models & Methods for all Learners4
TCH 301Education II: Understanding Learning and Teaching3
TCH 412Literacy Instruction in the Secondary School3
TCH 426Teaching English to Adolescents4
TCH 428Teaching Mathematics to Adolescents4
TCH 427Adolescent to Teaching World Languages to Adolescent4
TCH 429Teaching Science to Adolescents4
TCH 430Teaching Social Studies to Adolescents4
TCH 430Teaching Social Studies to Adolescents4
TCH 475Special Education in Secondary Settings3
TCH 495Student Teaching and Seminar in the Adolescent Classroom8
Additional Requirements
TCH 203Understanding Development: Childhood and Adolescence in Context3
TCH 309Understanding Assessment and Evaluation3
TCH 316Fieldwork I: Field Experiences in Adolescent Settings0-1
TCH 317Fieldwork II: Field Experiences in Adolescent Settings0-1
TCH 418Fieldwork III: Field Experiences in Adolecent Settings0-1
TCH 419Student Teaching Seminar in Adolescent Settings2
Content Area Methods
Select one of the following:4
Teaching English to Adolescents
Adolescent to Teaching World Languages to Adolescent
Teaching Mathematics to Adolescents
Teaching Science to Adolescents
Teaching Social Studies to Adolescents
Total Credits96-99

Note:  To earn a second major in History, candidates must take six (6) additional credits as follows:

  • one (1) European History course, as listed in Content Area Concentration section; and
  • one (1) 200- or 300-level History course from any area.