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Combined Degree Program

History (BA)/Secondary Education History (MEd)

The TEACH Program combines a Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (LAS) undergraduate Social Science major (Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, or Sociology) or a Science and Health (Psychology) major with a graduate level College of Education (COE) Master's in Education Program. Students graduate with a BA or BS in their disciplinary major and a MEd in Education with State of Illinois Secondary Social Science licensure.

This combined degree program of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the College of Education was collaboratively developed, and is governed and taught by faculty from these units. 

Students may apply to the Program during the spring of their junior year. They must enroll in the Junior Year Experiential Learning course, TCH 320, and meet other application criteria; these include completion of at least 16 quarter credit hours at DePaul and a 3.0 GPA.  During their senior year, students are required to complete a Program capstone course, TCH 390,  and three 400-level courses that count toward both their undergraduate and graduate degrees:

Content Area Requirements for Secondary History Education (grades of C or better required for certification):

The following courses should be completed as part of the history major:

*A minimum of four History courses must be at the upper division level (300-level) with at least one of those courses in non-US History.

Additional  licensure requirements which can be taken as liberal studies or open elective requirements (minimum of one course in each discipline required):

Content displayed from Combined Bachelor's/ Master's Degree on DePaul University Catalog

Additional Opportunities

History majors can also pursue accelerated graduate programs within the College of Communication or the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. To learn more, please visit: