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Prerequisite: Admission to the Graduate Program in History

The Certificate in History consists of 18 credit hours of graduate courses in History. To be eligible to teach dual-credit courses (i.e., courses that offer credit for both high school and college simultaneously), teachers must have either 18 credit hours of graduate work in History and a master’s degree in another discipline, or an MA in History. For students who wish to be credentialed to teach at El Paso Community College (EPCC), or as instructors of courses offered for dual credit in Texas High Schools, it is important to note that EPCC, which does all dual credit credentialing in this area, will typically not accept courses in which a student has received a grade below B. 

Requirements for the Certificate include:

HIST 5320Readings in US History to 18653
HIST 5322Readings in US Hist Since 18653
nine (9) hours of graduate studies courses in History9
three (3) hours of a graduate seminar in History3
Total Hours18

Credit earned for the Certificate can be counted towards the MA in History.

Degree Plan

Required Credits: 18

Graduate Certificate in Teaching History (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Required Courses:
HIST 5320Readings in US History to 18653
HIST 5322Readings in US Hist Since 18653
Graduate Seminar:
Select one from the following:3
Seminar-United States History
Seminar in Borderlands History
Seminar in World History
Seminar-Latin American History
Seminar: European History
Graduate Studies:
Select three courses from the following:9
Studies in United States Hist
Studies in World History
Studies in Latin American Hist
Studies in Borderlands History
Studies in European History
Total Hours18