History Endorsement Requirements

Required Coursework

Applicants to the UW Bothell Secondary and Middle Level Teacher Certification M.Ed. who plan to earn an endorsement in History must have completed coursework in the following areas prior to starting the fieldwork portion of the program. Courses must have been completed with a minimum grade of 2.5.

Please note: it is not necessary to have completed an entire course in the content area. One course may cover multiple content areas if content was addressed in depth.

The following list contains examples of course content that meet the requirements for each subject area.  Applicants may have completed courses with equivalent content.   

Broad European History - 1 course

Example of course content:

  •  Cultural History of Rome: Intense study of the urban space of Rome as a cultural center from its origins to the modern era. Examines Roman influence over time covering the republican, imperial, and papal phases of this city as illustrated through the visual record of buildings, gardens, sculpture, mosaics, and paintings.

Broad American History - 1 course

Examples of course content:

  • The Family in U.S. Society:  Examination of the historical development of the family, and the theoretical underpinnings of family relationships. Discusses current trands and changes in the family and family life.
  • Exploring American Culture: Race Ethnicity, and Immigration: Examines how contested discourses of racial ethnic, and national difference have shaped ideas about citizenship and practices and policies.


Non-Western History - 1 course

Examples of course content:

  •  Traditional Chinese History: History of traditional China from earliest times to the beginning of the Ch'ing dynasty. Covers the birth and development of the principal social, economic, and political institutions in China. Also treats the principal cultural and scientific achievements of China, and the philosophical traditions which have dominated East Asia.
  • Colonizing History in Sub-Saharan Africa:  Considers the history o f colonization in Africa and the writing of that history, dealing with debates around post-colonial theory. Provides a better understanding of how relationships between Sub-Saharan Africa and other parts of the world have developed, and how we have come to understand those relationships. 

Washington State/Pacific Northwest History - 1 course

Example of course content:

  •  Pacific Northwest History - Studies the evolution and development of the Pacific Northwest beginning with Native American societies and settlements. Major themes include: cultures meeting and in conflict, exploration and settlement, American  expansion, economic exploitation, radical labor movements, role in the World Wars, and contemporary issues in a changing economy and multi-cultural society.

Modern European History - 1 course

Example of course content:

  •  Twentieth Century Eastern Europe: The recent revolutions in Eastern Europe threw off totalitarian regimes and replaced them with diverse and emerging cultural, political, and economic forms. Examines the art, literature, politics, economics, and ideologies of these new societies through film, reading seminars and independent research.

Early American History - 1 course

Example of course content:

  •  U.S. Politics and Culture to 1865: Survey of U.S. history from pre-European and Native American contact to the end of the Civil War, focusing on the interplay between political and cultural institutions, ideology, and daily practice.

Modern American History - 1 course

Example of course content:

  •  U.S. Politics and Culture from 1865: Survey of U.S. history from the Civil War to the present focusing on the interplay between political and cultural institutions, ideology, and daily practice.

American Government - 1 course

Examples of course content:

  •  Introduction to American Government: Examines the major institutions and processes of American government, including civil liberties and rights, federalism, Congress, the presidency, the judiciary, executive branch, political parties and elections, interest groups, and civic engagement.
  •  U.S. Political Processes: Studies interaction between U.S. governmental institutions at all levels and civil society. Examines a variety of theoretical viewpoints and the relationships between private and public institutions, behaviors, and traditions.

Geography - 1 course

Examples of course content:

  •  Environmental Geography: Investigates the interactions of a dynamic planet and society. Analyzes geographic variability and the human consequences of environmental phenomena such as climate, natural resources, natural hazards, and infectious diseases. Emphasizes the application of geographic tools and methods.
  •  Regional Environments and People: Introduces the basic physical and environmental processes responsible for shaping the Earth's surface as well as geographic tools used for analysis. Specific regions of the world are then studied in order to establish relationships between the people that live in those regions and the natural world that surrounds them.

Economics - 1 course

Examples of course content:

  •  Introduction to Microeconomics:Analysis of markets: consumer demand, production, exchange, the price system, resource allocation, government intervention.
  • Comparative Political Economies: Examines the production and distribution of goods, the organization of labor, and systems of wealth and power in diverse cultural settings within and outside the realm of "classical" capitalist development. Analyzes interactions between political constituencies and the economies they attempt to govern.

Historical Research and/or Methodologies - 1 course

Examples of course content:

  • Information Research Strategies in History:  Information research and problem solving in the context of history. Focuses on identifying information, need, information seeking, evaluation and presentation, and selection of the appropriate sources.
  • Introduction to History: Emphasizes the basic skills of reading, analysis, and communication (both verbal and written) that are central to the historian's craft.

Use the Transcript Review Form for History Endorsement Coursework to determine if you have completed the required courses.