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EDHI712-BA - History Grades 7-12


Official Name of Program

History Grades 7-12

Plan Code




Degree Designation

BA - Bachelor of Arts



NYSED Program Code

25962 - EDHI712-BA

CIP Code


This program provides the academic course content necessary for certification as a teacher at the adolescence level in the field of History.

Students wishing to be recommended by the College for initial certification must successfully their academic major (History) as well as the adolescence education sequence of courses. The sequence must be started by the beginning of the sophomore year. 

For admission and continuation in the History 7-12 Bachelor of Arts and all Adolescence Education courses students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Students wishing to be recommended by the College for certification must successfully complete the education sequence.  In order to finish the sequence in two years it is recommended that students begin coursework at the beginning of their junior year.

General Criteria for Entry into the Education Sequences

Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above to enroll in introductory (foundations) education courses (EDS 201, EDS 202). Students whose GPAs are below 3.0 but above 2.9 may appeal for special permission to enroll in an introductory foundations course. All students apply for admission to an educational sequence while enrolled in one of the 200-level foundations courses listed above. Students who are denied admission to an educational sequence may appeal the decision. Instructions for the appeal processes, including deadlines, are available in the School of Education office located in Building 3S, Room 208.

Criteria for Continuing in the Educational Sequences

Students must earn a C+ or above in each education class. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 throughout the program.

NYS Certification Requirement

EDP 220 is a requirement for NYS Certification and may also be used to satisfy the social science general education requirement. Students are encouraged to take this course prior to graduation.

Liberal Arts and Sciences Requirement

Most education courses are non-liberal arts and sciences.

Double Counting Policy

Undergraduate students majoring in History at the College of Staten Island and satisfying the following criteria may be granted permission to take up to three CSI 700-level History graduate courses at undergraduate tuition to be counted toward their bachelor’s degree. These graduate courses may be used to substitute for one 300-level requirement in History designations, with two additional graduate courses counting as general electives, but not counting toward the major. Courses taken under this arrangement may also be applied toward completion of the MA in History degree.  


1. Current enrollment in bachelor’s degree in History at the College of Staten Island and successful completion of three years of study with 75 or more earned credits.  

2. Cumulative GPA 3.3 or above. 

 3. Permissions from the course instructor, the coordinator of the History MA program, and the History Department chairperson.  

Subtotal: 36-40  

Total Credit Hours: 120