Sep 23, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

History (B.A./B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification

36 Major Hours + 41 Education Certification courses, 120 Degree Hours

30 Major Hours + 41 Education Certification courses for Double Major

For a teaching major in History, complete the History degree along with the appropriate teaching certification courses. Students should also meet with advisors in the School of Education’s Center for Student and Professional Services  to discuss requirements.

No minor is required for this program.

Departmental Electives (15-21 hours, Double major 12-15)

A minimum of 6 hours of American history and a minimum of 6 hours of non-American history must be included; 3 hours of each for double majors.

Courses or Programs Leading to Professional Licensure or Certification

The University of South Dakota as of July 1, 2020, cannot confirm whether any particular course or program meets educational prerequisites for professional licensure or certification in states other than South Dakota. If you are planning to apply for licensure/certification in a state other than South Dakota after completion of your program, contact the academic department offering your major or CDE at 605.658.6152 or by email at USD is working to comply with these requirements and will provide up-to-date information as it becomes available.

If your learning placement course (internship, externship, clinical, rotation, practicum, independent study, study away, etc.) or your online course will be taken outside South Dakota, please reference the State Authorization webpage below.

Information about State Authorization & Professional Licensure