History/Social Studies Education - A.B., B.S.Ed.


Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

General Education Core Curriculum
(Selected with the advice of an academic advisor)

Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major


I. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H
MATH 1101 or MATH 1113 or MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H or STAT 2000

II. Sciences (7-8 hours)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.
Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.


III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.


IV. World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)

Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Culture (9 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Foreign Language recommended.

Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
Preferred Course(s): See Franklin Fine Art/Philosophy/Religion Requirement

V. Social Sciences (9 hours)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
Preferred Course(s): ECON 2105 or ECON 2105H or ECON 2106 or ECON 2106H
GEOG 1101 or GEOG 1103
POLS 1101


Area VI

EDUC 2110 or EDUC 2110H
EDUC 2120 
HIST 2111 or HIST 2111H or HIST 2112 or HIST 2112H (U.S./North America Region*)
Two HIST 2000-level HIST courses*

*HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 satisfies one of three required history courses at the 2000-level from separate geographical areas. Choose at least one course in two of the five additional geographic areas.

Latin America
HIST(LACS) 2221 
HIST(LACS) 2222 

Western Civilization
HIST 2301 or HIST 2311H
HIST 2302 or HIST 2312H

HIST(AFST) 2502 

Asian History
HIST 2600

World History
HIST 2701 or HIST 2701H
HIST 2702 or HIST 2702H

Recommended courses specified in Core are required to satisfy the dual degree program. Required courses not taken as part of the Core must be satisfied in addition to the degree requirements.

Note: History requires individual review of non-equivalent transfer courses before they can be used to satisfy Area VI and Major Requirements.


Entrance Requirements
The Social Science Education major is a high-demand major. After meeting the application requirements, students will be selected based on the high-demand selection criteria listed below. Applications are available on the department's website: http://www.coe.uga.edu/esse/academic-programs/social-studies-education/b-s-e-d

The following are required to be eligible to apply to the program:
Core Areas I-VI completed or in progress at the time of application; minimum 2.8 GPA overall; and passing score on the GACE Program Admissions Assessment or exempt the GACE Program Admissions Assessment with one of the following:

a. Combined minimum SAT score:
    For SAT score reports dated prior to July 1, 2019: 
  • 1,000 on Verbal/Critical Reading and Math, OR 
  • 1,000 on Evidence-based Reading/Writing and Math 
    For SAT score reports dated on or after July 1, 2019: 
  • 1,080 on Evidence-based Reading/Writing AND Math 
b. Combined minimum ACT score of 43 (English and Math scores).

The following are required to enter the program:
-Completion of all but 12 credit hours in Core Areas I-VI with a grade of "C" (2.0) or higher is required. Cumulative and overall GPA of 2.8.
-Upon enrolling in Block Two courses during the fall semester, all of Core Areas I-VI must be complete. All electives must also be complete before enrolling in Block Two courses.
-A grade of "C" is required in all major coursework.
-Completion of one course in ECON, one course in GEOG, one course in HIST, and one course in POLS

Social Studies Education Application: http://www.coe.uga.edu/esse/academic-programs/social-studies-education/b-s-e-d

All teacher education candidates are required to have a GaPSC pre-service certificate prior to beginning field experience. Click on the link for the Pre-Service Requirements and instructions: https://coe.uga.edu/pre-service

For teacher certification, see below.

High-Demand Major–Selection Criteria
Application form (academic preparation (GPA in Areas V and VI) 60%)
Written response to application prompts (40%)

Major Requirements

A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.
Students in the Franklin College must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in major required courses.

Required Courses (57 hours)

(A minimum grade of "C" (2.0) or higher is required.)

Spring - 1st Semester/ Block One (6 or more* hours)
ESOC 3450
SPED 4030/6030** 

*One or more of the following two history Content Pedagogy Courses is preferred:
ESOC(HIST) 5020/7020
ESOC 5060/7060

**Beginning July 1, 2019, all teacher education candidates must have a grade of B or higher in the exceptional children course requirements for certification. 

Fall - 2nd Semester/ Block Two (15 hours)
ESOC 4000/6000 (3 hours)
ESOC 4350/6350
ESOC 4360/6360
ESOC 4450L (3 hours)
ESOC 4455

Spring - 3rd Semester/ Block Three (15 hours)
ESOC 5460/7460 (12 hours)
ESOC 5560/7560

History Courses
HIST 4990 or HIST 4990R
     Choose seven 3-hour HIST courses at the 3000/4000-level
     At least one of the courses used to satisfy the Major Requirements must be at the 4000-level.
     One of the courses used to satisfy the Major Requirements must focus on the period before  1600 and one course must focus on the period after 1600.

Choose nine hours from the following geographical areas:
(At least one 3000/4000-level course in each of three geographical areas.)

Six Geographical Areas:
1. North America

ANTH(HIST)(NAMS) 4470/6470**HIST 4040/6040*
ANTH(HIST) 4480/6480*HIST 4050/6050*
EDHI(HIST) 4900/6900*HIST(AFAM) 4055/6055*
ESOC(HIST) 5020/7020*HIST 4060/6060*
HIST 3020*HIST 4065/6065*
HIST 3030*HIST 4066/6066*
HIST 3050*HIST 4066H*
HIST 3051*HIST 4067/6067*
HIST 3055H*HIST 4068/6068*
HIST 3056H*HIST 4070/6070*
HIST 3057*HIST 4071/6071*
HIST 3060*HIST 4072/6072*
HIST 3071*HIST 4073/6073*
HIST 3072*HIST 4074/6074*
HIST 3073*HIST 4080/6080*
HIST 3080H*HIST 4082*
HIST 3085*HIST 4085/6085*
HIST 3086*HIST 4091/6091*
HIST 3090*HIST 4092/6092*
HIST(AFAM) 3101*HIST 4094/6094*
HIST(AFAM) 3102*HIST 4100/6100*
HIST 3115*HIST 4110/6110*
HIST 3160*HIST 4110H*
HIST 4000/6000*HIST 4120/6120*
HIST 4020/6020*HIST 4730H*
HIST 4030H*RELI(HIST) 3150*
HIST 4035/6035*

2. Latin America
HIST(LACS) 3220** or HIST(LACS) 3220H**HIST 4211H*
HIST(LACS) 3230*HIST(RELI) 4214/6214*
HIST 3240*HIST 4220/6220*
HIST 3270*HIST(LACS) 4230/6230**
HIST(LACS) 4200/6200HIST(LACS) 4250/6250*
HIST 4211/6211*

3. Europe (Eastern and Western)
ENGL(HIST) 3100*HIST 4300/6300
HIST(CLAS) 3311**HIST(CLAS) 4320/6320**
HIST(CLAS) 3312**HIST(CLAS) 4329/6329**
HIST(CLAS) 3321**HIST 4330/6330**
HIST 3322**HIST 4340/6340*
HIST 3323**HIST 4350/6350*
HIST 3324*HIST 4355/6355* or HIST 4355H*
HIST 3330**HIST 4360/6360*
HIST 3340**HIST 4371/6371**
HIST 3350*HIST 4372/6372
HIST 3361* or HIST 3361H*HIST 4373/6373*
HIST 3362* or HIST 3362H*HIST 4374/6374
HIST 3371**HIST 4381/6381*
HIST 3372*HIST 4382/6382*
HIST 3381*HIST 4383/6383*
HIST 3382*HIST 4391/6391*
HIST 3390*HIST 4392/6392*
HIST 3400*HIST 4400/6400*
HIST 3411HIST 4410/6410*
HIST 3412*HIST 4413/6413*
HIST 3421**HIST 4420/6420*
HIST 3432*HIST 4430/6430
HIST 3433**HIST 4435/6435*
HIST(CLAS) 4225/6225**HIST 4450/6450*

4. Africa
HIST(AFST) 3500*HIST(AFST) 4500/6500
HIST(AFST) 3511**HIST 4520/6520**
HIST(AFST) 3512*HIST(AFST) 4540/6540*
HIST(AFST) 3530HIST(AFST) 4550/6550*
HIST 3580**

5. Middle East
HIST 3561**HIST 3580
HIST 3562**HIST 4530/6530**
HIST 3564*HIST 4560/6560
HIST 3570H*HIST 4580/6580*

6. Asia
HIST 3601**HIST 4600/6600
HIST 3602*HIST 4610/6610*
HIST 3661**HIST 4620/6620
HIST 3662**HIST 4625/6625
HIST 3663*HIST 4630/6630**
HIST 3670H**HIST 4640/6640**

Major Courses
Choose twelve hours from the following:
Note: Hours used to satisfy other areas in the major will not also satisfy this requirement.

ANTH(HIST)(NAMS) 4470/6470**HIST 4060/6060*
ANTH(HIST) 4480/6480*HIST 4065/6065*
EDHI(HIST) 4900/6900*HIST 4066/6066*
ENGL(HIST) 3100*HIST 4066H*
ESOC(HIST) 5020/7020*HIST 4067/6067*
HIST 3020*HIST 4068/6068*
HIST 3030*HIST 4070/6070*
HIST 3050**HIST 4071/6071*
HIST 3051*HIST 4072/6072*
HIST 3055H*HIST 4073/6073*
HIST 3056H*HIST 4074/6074*
HIST 3057*HIST 4080/6080*
HIST 3060*HIST 4082*
HIST 3071*HIST 4085/6085*
HIST 3072*HIST 4091/6091*
HIST 3073*HIST 4092/6092*
HIST 3080H*HIST 4094/6094*
HIST 3085*HIST 4100/6100*
HIST 3086*HIST 4110/6110*
HIST 3090*HIST 4110H*
HIST(AFAM) 3101*HIST 4120/6120*
HIST(AFAM) 3102*HIST(LACS) 4200/6200
HIST 3115*HIST 4211/6211*
HIST 3160*HIST 4211H*
HIST(LACS) 3220** or HIST(LACS) 3220H**HIST(RELI) 4214/6214*
HIST(LACS) 3230*HIST 4220/6220*
HIST 3240*HIST(CLAS) 4225/6225**
HIST 3270*HIST(LACS) 4230/6230**
HIST(CLAS) 3311**HIST(LACS) 4250/6250*
HIST(CLAS) 3312**HIST 4300/6300
HIST(CLAS) 3321**HIST(CLAS) 4320/6320*
HIST 3322**HIST(CLAS) 4329/6329**
HIST 3323**HIST 4330/6330**
HIST 3324*HIST 4340/6340*
HIST 3330**HIST(SPAN) 4345**
HIST 3340**HIST 4350/6350*
HIST 3350*HIST 4355/6355*or HIST 4355H*
HIST 3361*or HIST 3361H*HIST 4360/6360*
HIST 3362* or HIST 3362H*HIST 4371/6371**
HIST 3371**HIST 4372/6372
HIST 3372*HIST 4373/6373*
HIST 3381*HIST 4374/6374
HIST 3382*HIST 4381/6381*
HIST 3390*HIST 4382/6382*
HIST 3400*HIST 4383/6383*
HIST 3411HIST 4391/6391*
HIST 3412*HIST 4392/6392*
HIST 3421**HIST 4400/6400*
HIST 3432*HIST 4410/6410*
HIST 3433**HIST 4413/6413*
HIST 3443**HIST 4420/6420*
HIST(AFST) 3500*HIST 4430/6430
HIST(AFST) 3511**HIST 4432/6432*
HIST(AFST) 3512*HIST 4435/6435*
HIST(AFST) 3530HIST 4440/6440*
HIST 3561**HIST 4450/6450*
HIST 3562**HIST(AFST) 4500/6500
HIST 3564*HIST 4520/6520**
HIST 3570H*HIST 4530/6530**
HIST 3580**HIST(AFST) 4540/6540*
HIST 3601**HIST(AFST) 4550/6550*
HIST 3602*HIST 4560/6560
HIST 3661**HIST 4580/6580*
HIST 3662**HIST 4600/6600
HIST 3663*HIST 4610/6610**
HIST 3670H**HIST 4620/6620
HIST 3720HHIST 4625/6625
HIST 3725*HIST 4630/6630**
HIST 3752*HIST 4640/6640**
HIST 3910HHIST 4700/6700
HIST 4000/6000*HIST 4730H**
HIST 4020/6020*HIST 4750/6750*
HIST 4030H*HIST(PHIL) 4860/6860*
HIST 4035/6035*HIST 4960/6960
HIST 4040/6040*HIST 4960R
HIST 4050/6050*RELI(HIST) 3150*
HIST(AFAM) 4055/6055**

* Courses that focus on a period after 1600
**Courses that focus on a period before 1600

Requirements for Teacher Certification:

To be considered a UGA program completer and to be eligible for a Certificate of Eligibility in an initial educator preparation program, you must complete the following assessments:

  • Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Exit Assessment
  • GACE Content Assessment
  • edTPA
  • Complete all Foliotek requirements if your program requires you to have an account
  • Complete COE Exit Survey
For detailed information on the program completion requirements, visit https://coe.uga.edu/teacher-certification

General Electives (3 hours)
One or more of the following two history Content Pedagogy Courses is preferred:
ESOC(HIST) 5020/7020
ESOC 5060/7060 

Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting General Electives.

Foreign Language: History majors must complete the following: competency through the fourth semester of a single foreign language or competency through the third semester of one language and through the second semester of a second language.

Humanities and Arts: See Franklin Fine Art/Philosophy/Religion Requirement

Literature: See Franklin Literature Requirement

(This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)