Future Teachers

Teacher Certification

Students with a B.A. in History will be temporarily certified until they meet other requirements. One of these requirements is to complete specific courses required by the College of Education. Students who complete the Education Minor will fulfill this requirements; therefore, we encourage students to minor in Education (courses: EDF 3515; EDP 3004; EDG 3321; ESE 4343; SSE 4383) while they complete the requirements for our major.

Students interested in teacher certification should contact the College of Education at (305) 348-2721.


B.A. in History with a Social Science Education Major

The B.A. in History with a Social Science Education Major prepares students with the essential tools necessary to become successful as teachers or graduate students (in Education or in History). The program consists of:

  • 120 credit hours
  • Early teaching experiences in your field of study
  • Discipline-specific pedagogy, theory and research-based coursework
  • Degree in the content area with eligibility for Full 6-12 Teacher Certification

Most importantly, the program is National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accredited and recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and Council for Higher Education Accreditation. If you are interested please contact Sonssire Tapanes by phone (305) 348-2768 or by email: sonssire.tapanes1@fiu.edu.