Teaching College U.S. History (Graduate Certificate)

Applicants for the graduate certification in Teaching College U.S. History will be permitted to enroll for one semester of graduate coursework (only after degree posted transcripts have been received) while completing all other general application procedure requirements.

Applicants for the graduate certification in Teaching College U.S. History must submit all the following documentation to Graduate Admissions to be considered for admission:

Graduate Admissions  Jacksonville State University

700 Pelham Road North  Jacksonville, Alabama 36265-1602

  1. Completed JSU Graduate Application for Admission
  2. Non-refundable $35.00 application processing fee
  3. Official transcripts from the baccalaureate degree awarding institution and all transcripts from institutions where post-baccalaureate work has been completed. To be considered for admission, applicants must hold a degree from an institutionally accredited institution or its foreign equivalent. (Students who have previously attended JSU do not need to request a transcript from the University).
  4. International student applicants must see the International Student Applicants (p.9) section of this catalog for other application and enrollment requirements.

In addition to meeting general admission requirements of Graduate Studies, applicants for the graduate certificate must have an undergraduate minor in History or its equivalent, as determined by the head of the History Department.

Unconditional Admission

  • Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.00 (on a 4.00 grade point scale) are eligible for unconditional admission. Applicants who already hold master’s degrees will be unconditionally admitted.

Conditional Admission

  • Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of less than 3.00 may be conditionally admitted with the recommendation of the head or the coordinator of the History Department.

Minimum Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Teaching College U.S. History

All students enrolled in this Graduate Certificate must maintain a 3.00 GPA.

Course Title Credits
HY 511Teaching College History 13
or HY 501 Historiography and Historical Methods
2 of the following classes or classes approved by the Department Head of History 26
American Foreign Policy to 1921
Comparative Frontiers
American Social and Intellectual History to 1865
American Social and Intellectual History from 1865
Seminar in American Capitalism
History of American Advertising
History of Alabama
The South in the Nineteenth Century
Civil War and Reconstruction, 1860-1877
Early Twentieth-Century History, 1900-1932
Hollywood's America: The Construction of American History and Culture in Hollywood Films
The South in the Twentieth Century
Total Hours9

 Graduation and Comprehensive Exam

Students completing the "Teaching College U.S. History" Graduate Certificate must demonstrate competency through a pathway determined by the program director.  All students must apply for certificate completion by the given deadline of the semester in which they plan to complete. Please see the Graduation and Comprehensive Exam section of this catalog for more information.