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History Secondary Education

Students pursuing certification in secondary education can choose from the following majors and minors. Please note that these letter codes are the official certification codes used by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE).

Majors Available:

  • Biology (DA)
  • Chemistry (DC)
  • English (BA)
  • History (CC)
  • Integrated Science (DI)
  • Mathematics (EX)
  • Music Education (JQ)
  • Social Studies (group, RX)
  • Spanish (FF)
  • Special Education (SM)

Minors Available:

  • Biology (DA)
  • Chemistry (DC)
  • English (BA)
  • History (CC)
  • Psychology (CE)
  • Spanish (FF)
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (NS)

Secondary certification allows graduates to teach in his or her major or minor disciplines for grades six through twelve. Available K-12 endorsements for students of Secondary Education are Music Education, Spanish Education, and Special Education: Learning Disabilities.

Students desiring Michigan certification are responsible for meeting all certification requirements of the Michigan Department of Education and the State Board of Education, whether or not they are explicitly stated in the SAU catalog.

The SOE policies apply to all Spring Arbor University sites. However, procedures for carrying out certain policies may vary from site to site. Certain certifiable majors and minors are available at the main campus only. A student wishing to participate in these majors and minors must register for and attend classes at SAU’s main campus in Spring Arbor, Michigan.

For more information on the elementary and secondary education programs at Spring Arbor University, visit SAU’s School of Education webpage.

Courses, Course Descriptions & Four-Year Plan

The History Secondary Education major has 71 credit-hours. Some of the key courses are:

  • HIS 121 History of Civilization I
  • HIS 141 United States to 1877
  • HIS 302 19th Century Europe
  • HIS 303 20th Century Europe
  • HIS 309 Civil War and Reconstruction
  • HIS 310 20th Century America
  • EDU 202 Issues and Trends in American Education
  • EDU 230 Educational Psychology
  • EDU 271 The Diverse Learner
  • EDU 336 Teaching at the Secondary Level (or minor methods course)
  • EDU 344 Teaching History and Social Studies at the Secondary Level

View the course requirements and layout, course descriptions, a sample four-year plan, as well as learn more about the program at Spring Arbor University in the undergraduate course catalog.