Major in History with Social Studies Certification

History and Social Studies Certification (8-12)

Murray State’s History Department offers students the opportunity to earn either a Bachelor’s of Arts or a Bachelor’s of Science in History with Social Studies Certification for the secondary classroom (8-12).  As members of the History Department, students will take courses in history, the social sciences, and education. The program includes multiple clinical experiences with regional public schools, culminating in a final semester of student teaching. 

Curriculum and requirements

Statement on Social Studies Certification at Murray State

Murray State trains students according to the Kentucky Teacher Performance Standards. The department’s History/Social Studies graduates are prepared to implement both the Kentucky Academic Standards and professional standards for social studies. 

For more information, please email program coordinator, Dr. Olga Koulisis at

See Admission to Teacher Education for further requirements, including required University Studies courses, ACT or Praxis CASE scores, and minimum GPA (2.75) to be completed by the end of a student’s fifth semester.

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