Sep 25, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

History Major with Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Major

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The History program aims to develop in students an understanding of the importance of the past in human experience. This past serves as a foundation and frame of reference for their pursuit of knowledge in the classroom and in the wider world. Students gain a sophisticated awareness of the discipline of history, discovering that it is more than mere fact-gathering; it involves multiple methods and interpretations of the past. Finally, the department’s goal is that all majors will engage in the dynamic study of history by developing their own insights and interpretations of the past.

Students seeking initial certification at the early childhood and childhood levels may double major in history and inclusive early childhood/childhood education. Students in this double major are required to have a minimum overall GPA of 2.7 before moving into INCH coursework which typically begins fall semester of the junior year.

Student Learning Outcomes:
1. Develop an awareness of the approach and methodology of history as a discipline
2. Master major historical facts
3. Have an understanding of the time frame of historical events
4. Be able to collect and analyze primary source evidence
5. Have an acquaintance with the basic works and interpretations of leading scholars in the study of a particular era or field of inquiry (i.e., historiography)
6. Develop basic competence in the historical and political geography of the period under study

Core Curriculum Requirements

All Nazareth students complete Core Curriculum coursework as part of their degree requirements. The Core provides a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while guiding students to pose and explore their own intellectual questions. See Academic Policies and Procedures  for specific core curriculum requirements. 

History Core

The History Core provides the foundation for all of our programs. Students are required to take 15 credits as follows:

History Electives (INCL)

Students must select six elective courses (18 credits) in upper division history. Some upper division political science courses may be substituted with the approval of the department chairperson. 

Special Note

The department highly recommends for students pursuing this education program the following two courses:

History Senior Experience

Seniors will take a writing-intense research seminar. The purpose of the course will be to apply their skills as serious students of history to a research project of their own design. The seminar’s topic will be based on the participating faculty member’s current research interest, but will be sufficiently broad to allow students to develop research projects in their own fields of interest. Each student will engage in an extensive search for sources, including both primary and secondary documents. These sources will serve as the foundation of a formal research paper, which will be the culmination of the student’s efforts in the course, and which will represent their efforts at historical interpretation.

Required Courses for Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Majors

Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Major Requirements

Sample Program for History Major with Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education

Fall Semester Spring Semester
ENGW 101 Exposition    3 ENGW 102 Argument and Research   3
ACS 101 Academic and College Success   1 HIS.Q 108 Atlantic World History    3
HIS.Q 101 Western Civilization I  FYS-PEQ (1) 3 HIS.Q 205 American Republic I: Pre-Columbian America Through the Civil War   3
Foreign Language, plus lab 4 Foreign Language, plus lab 4
ECO 103 Principles of Macroeconomics   3 PEQ (3) 3
PSC.Q 101 Introduction to Political Science  PEQ (2) 3    
Fall Semester Spring Semester
HIS.Q 206 American Republic II: Reconstruction to the Present   3 PEQ (6) 3
Science plus lab PEQ (4) 4 PEQ (7) 3
PEQ (5) 3 PEQ (8) 3
Upper Division History course 3 Upper Division History course 3
Upper Division History course 3 SPF 204 History and Philosophy of Education   3
Fall Semester Spring Semester
HIS 381 Historical Methodology   3 INCH 380 Construction of Meaning in Mathematics And Science   3
INCH 310 Differentiated Planning and Assessment For Diverse Learners      3 INCH 390 Literacy, Language Arts, and Social Studies   3
INCH 320 Emergent Literacy and Language Development   3 EDU 485 Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training)   0
Upper Division History course 3 Integrative Studies (IS) - 3 3
Integrative Studies (IS) - 1 (students can use one IS course from their major) - PEQ English/Literature 3
Integrative Studies (IS) - 2 3 Upper Division History course 3
EDU 475 Health Education, Child Abuse, and Violence Prevention Workshop   0 CME 050 Core Milestone Experience   0

Required for students seeking Inclusive Certification (Summer tuition required)

INCH 410 Diversity and Inclusion for Inclusive Early Childhood and Childhood Classrooms    3 INCH 411 Field Work and Practicum in Inclusive Education Settings   3
Fall Semester Spring Semester
INCH 425 Designing and Implementing Positive Learning Communities   3 INCH 490 Current Issues in Inclusive Education    3
INCH 435 Assessment for Learning   3 INCH 499 Inclusive Education Portfolio Presentation   0
INCH 470 Reflective Seminar on Teaching, Collaboration and Building Collaborative Partnerships   3 HIS 481 Senior Seminar: History and Historiography   3
INCH 480 Student Teaching   6 Upper Division History course 3
    Elective Credits 6


  • Students in Bachelor of Arts degree programs must complete 90 credits of liberal arts coursework.
  • Students in the Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education major must complete 10 credits of math and science coursework.
  • Students may use a major course to fulfill one Integrative Studies (IS) course requirement.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.7 is required before moving into INCH coursework (fall semester, junior year).


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