Jun 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History-Teacher Education Program (Grades 9-12), B.A.

Major Requirements

Credit Hours: 30+

In addition to completing the requirements for this major, students must also complete the  section of this catalog.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult the  for more information.

History Teacher Education Program (Grades 9-12)

Students interested in teacher licensure in social studies must complete the history major, the additional coursework required for social studies licensure and the  major requirements.  See the  section of this catalog for a listing of the requirements for the additional certification coursework and the secondary education cognate major. Students should apply for acceptance to this program no later than the second semester of their sophomore year. Requirements for this include admission to and successful completion of the approved teacher education program. Students must successfully complete all requirements for licensure in secondary education.

When declaring teacher licensure in social studies through the Program of Study Management System (POSM), students must first select “Declare or Add a Major” and then “Secondary Education Cognate” from the major list. Once this selection is made, a second menu box will appear with a list of the associated majors. Select the history major and follow the on-screen instructions.


  • You should apply for admission (this is NOT declaring your major) to the Teacher Education Program the semester you are enrolled in  Foundations of Education. Requirements for admission:
    • Minimum overall GPA of 2.750 and 60 earned credit hours.
    • Passing scores on Praxis Core: Academic Skills for Educators designated by the South Carolina Department of Education OR qualifying SAT or ACT scores. Scores must be sent to the College of Charleston (Code R5113) and the SCDE (Code R8108).
    • Completing the application process during .
    • If a student has transfer credit for a course that is equivalent to EDFS 201, they must meet with the Teacher Education department chair and complete 1 hour of work.
    • A grade of C or better in . 
  • Your admission process must be completed before taking .
  • You must complete a major in the content area and the cognate major (see ) to be forwarded to the State Department of Education for certification.
  • 2.500 major GPA
  • Minimum education GPA of 3.000.

Complete one course from each of the following five areas of distribution:

4. United States

Choose one:


Complete 9 additional credit hours from any of the above five distribution areas or the following courses:

Coursework Meeting Major Requirements Excluded from the Major GPA Calculation

The following courses are excluded: , , , , , , , , , , ,