Associate in Arts History, Secondary Education Emphasis

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The study of history is more than simply learning about the past. It’s the examination of humanity’s major social, political, cultural, and economic events. Studying history allows us to uncover patterns and investigate causes and effects over millennia. As an educator, you understand the importance of learning from our past and want to inspire the next generation to do the same.

MCC’s coursework in history education will help you develop the writing, critical analysis, and research skills necessary to become a middle school or high school social studies teacher. Get started on this path to an enriching and rewarding career today.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Associate Degree / University Transfer
Academic Plan
Associate in Arts (AA)
Academic Plan Code
8400
Total Credits Required
75–79
Catalog Year
2018-2019
Transfer Partner
Arizona State University
Transfer Program
History (Secondary Education) (Bachelor of Arts)

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  • Apply the methods of historical research and present findings to a diverse audience orally and in writing, demonstrating appropriate documentation and formatting.
  • Gather and evaluate primary and secondary historical sources.
  • Identify and explain historical patterns as well as causes/consequences of major historical events.
  • Critically analyze historical events, themes, and sources.
  • Understand different approaches to historical analysis (e.g., military, economic, cultural, social, intellectual, and political).
  • Explain the impact of local, national, and global civic engagement on historical trends.
  • Articulate current issues and pedagogical models related to meeting the educational needs of English Language Learners and exceptional learners.

Career Opportunities

Today’s educational system is evolving, and there are more opportunities than ever for making a difference as a history teacher. Choose to work in a public, private, charter, or online school, or in a nontraditional setting, such as a juvenile system or children’s hospital.

This pathway map can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below is a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this pathway map. Some of the opportunities presented below may require either a bachelor degree or a post-graduate level education.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $42,800
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $46,470
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School $47,180
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.
A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness area requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
19-20
MAT141 or
MAT142
College Mathematics or College Mathematics 3–4
HIS103 United States History to 1865 Critical course Gateway course 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course 3
Language Any 101 level language course 4
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication 3
EDU221 Introduction to Education 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
17-20
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL 3
HIS104 United States History 1865 to Present 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking 0–3
SQ Natural Sciences SQ Course 4
Language Any 102 level Language Course 4
EDU220 Introduction to Serving English Language Learners (ELL) 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
20
CIS/BPC Any CIS or BPC Course 3
HIS110 World History to 1500 Critical course Gateway course 3
SG or SQ Natural Sciences SG or SQ Course 4
EDU222 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner 3
L and C Any Literacy & Critical Inquiry (L) Course that meets the Cultural Diversity in the U.S. (C) requirement 3
Language Any 102 Level Language Course 4
Meet with ASU transfer specialist. Completion of Education Sequence

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
19
HIS102 History of Western Civilization 1789 to Present 3
Language Any 202 Level Language Course 4
HIS108 United States History 1945 to the Present 3
ECN211 Macroeconomic Principles 3
(POS221 and
POS222)
or
POS220
(Arizona Constitution and U.S. Constitution) or U.S. and Arizona Constitution 3
HIS111 World History 1500 to the Present 3
A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness area requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
6
HIS103 United States History to 1865 Critical course Gateway course 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
6
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL 3
HIS104 United States History 1865 to Present 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
6-7
MAT141 or
MAT142
College Mathematics or College Mathematics 3–4
EDU221 Introduction to Education 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
6
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication 3
HIS110 World History to 1500 Critical course Gateway course 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
4-7
Language Any 101 level language course 4
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking 0–3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
7
Language Any 102 level Language Course 4
EDU220 Introduction to Serving English Language Learners (ELL) 3

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
7
Language Any 102 Level Language Course 4
HIS108 United States History 1945 to the Present 3

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
7
SQ Natural Sciences SQ Course 4
L and C Any Literacy & Critical Inquiry (L) Course that meets the Cultural Diversity in the U.S. (C) requirement 3

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
6
CIS/BPC Any CIS or BPC Course 3
HIS102 History of Western Civilization 1789 to Present 3

Term 10

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 10
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
7
EDU222 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner 3
Language Any 202 Level Language Course 4

Term 11

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 11
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
6
ECN211 Macroeconomic Principles 3
(POS221 and
POS222)
or
POS220
(Arizona Constitution and U.S. Constitution) or U.S. and Arizona Constitution 3

Term 12

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 12
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
7
HIS111 World History 1500 to the Present 3
SG or SQ Natural Sciences SG or SQ Course 4

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Program Area Key

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HU = Humanities, Arts and Design
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

This Course Sequence is a “shared” program or a program that is offered at multiple Maricopa colleges. The colleges offering the program collaborate on the sequencing of the courses. However, since each college may differ in course scheduling and faculty availability, Course Sequences may vary by college, but should not impact program applicability or transfer.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

View MCCCD’s program website for the Associate in Arts in Associate in Arts (https://curriculum.maricopa.edu/sites/default/files/aa1819.pdf).

* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.