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
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- Completed JSU Graduate Application for Admission
- Non-refundable $35.00 application processing fee
- Official transcripts from all colleges/universities with degrees posted. (Students who have previously attended JSU do not need to request a transcript from the University).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
|HY 511||Teaching College History 1||3|
|or HY 501||Historiography and Historical Methods|
|2 of the following classes or classes approved by the Department Head of History 2||6|
|American Foreign Policy to 1921|
|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|
HY 511 is required. If the student has credit for HY 511, then HY 501 is required
No more than one (1) graduate 400-level elective may be applied towards certificate completion.
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.