Ohio University Credentials for College Credit Plus History Teachers
Ohio University's History Department will consider approval of instructors who possess the minimum credentials outlined below to teach the history of the United States and Western Civilization surveys through Ohio's College Credit Plus program.
At minimum, candidates must have a master's degree in history or a related Humanities or Social Sciences field, including at least 18 semester hours of graduate coursework in or related to the specific subject area to be taught. Students without an appropriate master?s degree and/or appropriate coursework may fulfill these requirements by enrolling in Ohio University's Master of Social Studies (MSS) degree program.
To Teach U.S. History Survey
Individuals wishing to be credentialed to teach the U.S. history survey (HIST 2000 and 2010) through the MSS program must complete a minimum of 18 semester hours or 5 content courses in American history or related content, including the U.S. history colloquium (HIST 6901). A B+ or higher must be earned in each course.
To Teach Western Civilization Survey
Individuals wishing to be credentialed to teach Western Civilization (HIST 1210 and 1220) through the MSS program must complete a minimum of 18 semester hours or five content courses in European history or related content, including the European history colloquium (HIST 6903). A B+ or higher must be earned in each course.
Up to two courses (8 semester hours) can be transferred from a regionally accredited M.A. program at the discretion of the program director.
Completion of the MSS, M.A. or any subset of Ohio University courses does not guarantee approval to instruct Ohio University courses. Approval is at the discretion of the OHIO University History Departmental chair based on a comprehensive review of transcripts, qualifications, and course materials, including syllabi and student evaluations if available.