History & Government Education Program Details


Program Curriculum

The secondary history and government program curriculum is built on the belief that it is critical for KU students to not only gain a broad-based teacher education preparation, but to supplement that education with hands-on practical experience in the field. This powerful combination allows our students to excel in any classroom environment.


Degree Requirements

C&T 100Introduction to the Education Profession
COMS 130Speaker-Audience Communication
ENGL 101Composition
ENGL 102Critical Reading and Writing
GEOG 100World Regional Geography
GEOG 104Principles of Physical Geography
HIST 128History of U.S. through Civil War
MATH 101Algebra
HIST 129History of U.S. After Civil War
HIST 308Key Themes in Modern Global History
HIST 348History of the Peoples of Kansas
Upper Level American HistorySatisfied by an upper-level class in American history.
Latin American HistorySatisfied by a class in Latin American history.
Asian or African HistorySatisfied by a class in Asian or African history.
Upper Level European HistorySatisfied by an upper-level class in European history.
Mapping CourseSatisfied by one course from the following: GEOG 111, GEOG 210, GEOG 311, or GEOG 358.
Non-Western Geography CourseSatisfied by one course from the following: GEOG 351, GEOG 396, GEOG 553, or GEOG 570.
POLS 110Introduction to U.S. Politics
POLS 150Introduction to Comparative Politics
Upper-Level Political Science CourseSatisfied by an upper-level class in Political Science.
ECON 104Introductory Economics

Teacher Education (All courses EXCEPT C&T 235 and ELPS 250) are only available after being admitted to the School of Education & Human Sciences.)

C&T 235Multicultural Education
ELPS 250Education & Society
EPSY 320Basics of Classroom Assessment
C&T 302Educational Technology in Middle/Secondary Education
EPSY 306Development & Learning of the Adolescent
EPSY 480Promoting Student Social-Emotional Well-Being
SPED 326Teaching Exceptional Children & Youth in General Education.
C&T 324Curriculum Learner in the Middle School & High School
C&T 331Instructional Approaches for ESOL Learners in the Middle/Secondary Classroom
C&T 335Curriculum & Instruction in Social Studies Classrooms
C&T 420Teaching Kansas Government
C&T 448Reading & Writing Across the Curriculum
C&T 489Advanced Teaching Practicum
C&T 541Adv Prac Tchg Soc Stds Mid/Sec
ELPS 537Governance & Organization
SPED 507Advanced Practices for Children with Disabilities in the Middle/Secondary General Education Classroom
C&T 490Student Teaching
C&T 495Seminar: Developing the Teaching Portfolio
EPSY 520Assessment
C&T 402Professional Learning Seminar II
C&T 403Professional Learning Seminar III

Please note: This is only a potential plan of study. Consult with your academic advisor before enrolling.


Program Curriculum Resources

Freshmen and transfer students will complete the KU Core Curriculum for general education requirements. Review the KU Academic Catalog or consult the program detail sheet for more comprehensive information on the required courses for the bachelor’s degree in secondary history and government education at KU.



Program Faculty

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Nicole Babalola
Associate Teaching Professor
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Laurie A. Cleavinger
Teaching Professor
Jaclyn Dudek
Jaclyn Dudek
Assistant Professor, Curriculum & Teaching, Assistant Research Professor, Achievement & Assessment Institute
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Dr. Manuela Gonzalez-Bueno
Associate Professor, Foreign Language Education Program Coordinator
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Heidi L. Hallman
Chair, Department of Curriculum and Teaching, Professor, Secondary English Education Program Coordinator
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Nicholas Mitchell
Assistant Professor
Daniel Thomas
Daniel Thomas III
Assistant Professor in Secondary Education
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M'Balia Thomas
Associate Professor
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Steven Hugh White
Associate Professor, Elementary Education - Social Studies