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History BA/Social Studies Adolescence Education EdM - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 22.05 HISTORY, CIP: 54.0101 History, General)

Department of History

546 Park Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4130

Erik Seeman

Camilo Trumper
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Department of Learning and Instruction

Office of Educator Preparation
375 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4610

Louise Lalli
Academic Advisor

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Completing the History BA/Social Studies Adolescence Education EdM Program

Academic Requirements

A minimum GPA of 2.150 in history courses is required to graduate.

Academic Advice

To ensure that both University at Buffalo graduation requirements and New York State Education Department (NYSED) teacher certification requirements are completed in a timely manner, students are required to meet with both their primary advisor and Office of Educator Preparation advisor each semester.

To progress to the graduate portion of the program, students must maintain a 3.000 GPA, complete and submit their GRE or MAT scores, and complete an interview in the Office of Educator Preparation. Students must complete these progression points by March of junior year to be eligible to register for graduate level coursework. No formal application is required for graduate school.

Transfer Credit Policy

Transfer students majoring in history may receive credit for up to five history courses (15 credit hours) but must take seven upper-level history courses, including the two 400-level seminars, at UB. Whenever possible, transfer courses are articulated with existing UB history courses. Students may transfer up to two history courses (6 credit hours) for credit toward the minor. Transfer students should come to the undergraduate studies office for advisement.

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY website.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Required Courses

CEP 400 Educational Psychology
ELP 405 Sociology of Education
LAI 350 Introduction to Education
LAI 414 Adolescent Writing Across Curriculum
LAI 474 Teaching the Exceptional Learner
9 credits of liberal arts electives, at least 5 must be upper Level (300/400)
Twelve courses (36 credits) of history credits in total, meeting the distributions outlined below.
A minimum of eight courses (24 credits) must be at the 300-400 level, and a minimum of two courses (6 credits) must be at the 400 level.

At least one course (3 credits) must be taken from each of the breadth area lists below:

(a) Early or early modern history of any civilization to 1800 (EAR)

(b) Asian, African continent, or Latin American history of any period (AAL)

  • HIS 181 Asian Civilization I
  • HIS 182 Asian Civilization II
  • HIS 201 Israel & the Ancient Near East
  • HIS 218 African States and Civilizations to 1800
  • HIS 220 Culture & Arts East Asia
  • HIS 237 History of Israel and Zionism
  • HIS 275 The Wars in Vietnam
  • HIS 302 Latin American Colonial History
  • HIS 304 Art & Revolutionary Politics in Latin America
  • HIS 308 Special Topics
  • HIS 314 Modern Africa: Globalization and Imperialism Since 1800
  • HIS 322 Latin America: Culture and History
  • HIS 328 History of Brazil
  • HIS 331 Special topics
  • HIS 334 Islam/Muslim in Modern South Asia
  • HIS 335 Culture, Memory and the Uses of the Past
  • HIS 338 Special Topics
  • HIS 339 Pearl Harbor: Japan Goes to War
  • HIS 342 History of Modern South Asia
  • HIS 363 Jewish Civilization I: From Biblical Times to 1492
  • HIS 368 Modern Japan Since 1600
  • HIS 369 Korean History Up to 1800
  • HIS 370 Modern Korean History
  • HIS 372 History of Buddhism in East Asia
  • HIS 373 Mexico Diaz to Cardenas
  • HIS 375 The U.S. and East Asia
  • HIS 390 The Pattern of Chinese History
  • HIS 391 China and the World
  • HIS 392 Chinese Medicine in the World
  • HIS 403 Special Topics
  • HIS 404 Colonialism in South Asia
  • HIS 410 Women in Latin America
  • HIS 414 Cuban Revolution
  • HIS 417 The Haitian Revolution and the Atlantic World
  • HIS 425 Global Genealogies of Race
  • HIS 430 Women in South Asian History: 1500 to the Present
  • HIS 431 Myth and History
  • HIS 433 Latin American Native Peoples
  • HIS 437 Beyond Paradise: The History of the Modern Caribbean
  • HIS 481 A Chinese Dynasty: The Qing, 1644-1911
  • HIS 482 Problems in Japanese History
  • HIS 484 Problems in Chinese History
  • HIS 485 Twentieth-Century China Politics
  • HIS 487 Self & Society in Urban China

(c) Modern European history since 1800 (MOD)

(d) U.S. history (US)

  • HIS 161 United States History I
  • HIS 162 US History 2
  • HIS 200 Movies & Mod Amer Society
  • HIS 208 U S in the World
  • HIS 209 The American Civil War
  • HIS 215 Death in America
  • HIS 216 Crime and Punishment in America
  • HIS 238 Mass Media and Foreign Policy
  • HIS 239 Special Topics
  • HIS 241 Sexuality in America
  • HIS 303 Americans and their Governments, U.S. Politics during the long Nineteenth Century
  • HIS 311 The Early Republic: American Histories from 1789 to 1848
  • HIS 312 The United States in the Age of Jackson, 1815-1837
  • HIS 323 Indian-Euro Encounters
  • HIS 329 US History Since Wwii
  • HIS 336 History of the Old South
  • HIS 341 Social History of Women in the United States
  • HIS 348 Special Topics
  • HIS 349 American Dissenters
  • HIS 351 Colonial America to 1763
  • HIS 352 The American Revolution
  • HIS 354 American Transition, 1877-1901
  • HIS 355 U.S. Foreign Relations, 1914-Present
  • HIS 356 Social History of Women in the U.S., 1875-Present
  • HIS 361 American Cultural History I
  • HIS 362 American Cultural History II
  • HIS 365 Buffalo Nash Yrs 1892-1961
  • HIS 366 History of LGBTQ America
  • HIS 375 The U.S. and East Asia
  • HIS 376 African-American History to 1877
  • HIS 379 African-American History, 1877 to Present
  • HIS 382 American Religious History
  • HIS 386 The Great Depression and the New Deal
  • HIS 396 Special Topics
  • HIS 397 20th Century American Popular Culture to 1945
  • HIS 398 American Popular Culture Since 1945
  • HIS 401 Altered America: Alcohol and Drug History
  • HIS 407 Church and State Relations
  • HIS 412 Topics in Women's History
  • HIS 413 Topics in American Political History
  • HIS 416 European Immigrant Lives
  • HIS 419 Special Topics
  • HIS 422 Topics in American Intellectual/Cultural History
  • HIS 424 Topics in American Social History
  • HIS 429 History of the American Landscape
  • HIS 435 History of Working Women
  • HIS 446 Topics in Diplomatic History
  • HIS 449 American Cold War History
  • HIS 450 Problems in 20th Century U.S. History
  • HIS 451 Topics in the American Revolution
  • HIS 452 Topics in Colonial America
  • HIS 454 Special Topics
  • HIS 458 JFK Assassin & US For Pol
  • HIS 460 Special Topics
  • HIS 468 Black Women in United States History
  • HIS 473 Technology in American Society & Culture
  • HIS 480 Topics in Early American Legal and Constitutional History
  • HIS 488 Topics in Slave Folklore
  • HIS 491 U. S. 1920's & 1930's (Research)
  • HIS 493 Topics in African-American History
  • HIS 496 Public History Internship
  • HIS 497 Honors Thesis I and II
  • HIS 498 Undergraduate Research
  • HIS 499 Independent Study

A course that seems to fall into two breadth areas may be used to satisfy the requirement of one.

A course used to fulfill a requirement for a double major, joint major, or a minor in another subject may not also fulfill a requirement for the history major.

Preferably all breadth requirements should be completed within the History Department. Exceptions may be made for transfer students. Numerous 100 and 200 level courses fulfill the breadth requirements.

UB Seminars cannot count towards major requirements.

NYS Education Department requires students in social studies teacher preparation programs meet the following requirements, which may be double-dip with the Pathways UB Curriculum requirements.

  • One three-credit course in a foreign language (American Sign Language is an acceptable course)
  • One three-credit course in arts/artistic expression
  • One ECO course any level (Recommend ECO 181 or ECO 182)
  • One PSC course any level (Recommend PSC 102)
  • One GEO course at any level, excluding courses approved for SLI (Recommend GEO 100, GEO 102, or GEO 120)

In addition, NYS requires a course in Scientific Process.  SLI will cover this requirement, with the exception of Nutrition.

Required Graduate Courses in History (12 credits):
HIS 500 Doing History
HIS 503 American History II
HIS 505 Modern European Core
HIS 559 Latin American & Caribbean History Core

Required Graduate Courses in Education:
LAI 520 Intro to Social Studies Education
LAI 522 Seminar in the Teaching of Social Studies
LAI 523 Social Studies Curriculum
LAI 552 Middle Childhood/ Adolescent Literacy Methods
LAI 595 Supervised Teaching II
LAI 620 Teaching Social Studies in Grades 5-12
LAI 622 Research in Social Studies Education
LAI 667 Field Experience
LAI 668 Supervised Teaching I
LAI 674 Seminar in Teaching
LAI 698 Instructional Strategies in Secondary Schools
LAI 700 Capstone
LAI XXX Graduate Level Elective

Departmental Honors Requirements

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the History BA/Social Studies Adolescence Education EdM degrees
Undergraduate Credits Required92
Graduate Credits Required
Total Credits Required for Degree150

* Students in accelerated programs are exempt from 120 credit minimum for a Bachelor’s degree.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Nov 23, 2021 13:19:23