Wayne State College

History Education Program of Study

Students should plan to complete some courses during the summer semester if they wish to complete graduation requirements in a four-year period. 

Students seeking endorsements in education need to work closely with their advisors regarding the required coursework in the subject endorsements and in professional education. 

Students are encouraged to consider taking a foreign language as part of their General Studies program. (See appropriate section of catalog.) Please see catalog for a complete listing of program requirements. 

2023-24 Academic Year

Freshman - 1st semester
ENG 102 Composition Skills (General Studies CAT 1) (3)
GEO 120 World Regional Geography (General Studies CAT 10) (3)
HIS 280 America: 15,000 B.C. to 1845 (General Studies CAT 5) (3)
MAT course by advisement (General Studies CAT 3) (3)
Science by advisement (General Studies CAT 7) (3)

Freshman - 2nd semester
CNA 100 Principles of Human Communication (General Studies CAT 2) (3)
EDU 150 Introduction to Professional Education (3)
HIS 281 America: 1845-1945 (3)
General Studies (3-6)

Sophomore - 1st semester
EDU 250 Human Development and Cognition (3)
HIS 170 World Civilizations I (3)
General Studies by advisement (3)
Second endorsement courses (6)

Sophomore - 2nd semester
EDU 275 PK-12 Instructional Design (3)
HIS 171 World Civilizations II (3)
POS 100 American National Government (3)
History courses by advisement (3-6)
Second endorsement course (3)

Junior - 1st semester
EDU 310 Reading, Writing, Assessment in the Content Areas (2)
HIS 385 America: 1945 to the Present (3)
HIS course(s) by advisement (3-6)
SPD 302 Inclusion and Co-teaching in General Education (3)
General Studies by advisement (3-6)
Second endorsement course(s) (3-6)

Junior - 2nd semester
EDU 406 Classroom Management (3)
HIS course(s) by advisement (6)
Second endorsement course(s) (6)

EDU 409 Content Area Methods and Assessment (3)
EDU 414 Content Area Practicum Experience (1)
HIS course by advisement (3)
SSC 490 Advanced SSC Research Seminar (3)
Second endorsement course(s) (3-6)

Continue coursework to fulfill remaining endorsement, second endorsement, education, and graduation requirements. 

All persons seeking Nebraska certification are required to provide proof of a passing score on the Praxis II content test designated for the area(s) of endorsement. For information about the test requirements, please visit the Nebraska Department of Education.