Master of Arts in History for Teachers

Master of Arts in History for Teachers online degree

Do you love history? Are you interested in teaching high school dual credit classes, or at a community college? Consider earning your online Master of Arts for Teachers in History.

This program teaches you how to apply the science and art of teaching to college-level instruction. You will focus on the historiographic trends and historical context necessary to properly analyze current events, gain a depth of knowledge in a variety of historical subjects, and learn the most effective methods to teach those subjects to an undergraduate audience. You also will learn to perform historical research and construct original arguments while assessing the validity of the historical sources you use

Areas of focus include:

  • Historical methodology
  • Early America
  • The 19th century
  • Modern US history
  • Comparative history

Degree requirements

The online Master of Arts for Teachers in History requires you to complete 30 credit hours. These credit hours break down into the following requirements:

  • Core course (3 credit hours)
  • Electives (15 credit hours)
  • Education component (12 credit hours)

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Completion of two courses from the Graduate Certificate in History with a minimum grade point average of 3.0

This program is 100 percent online, so it fits in your schedule. While flexible and convenient, it is also top-notch IU quality. This program is a consortium taught by the same faculty who teach classes on campus at IU Bloomington, IU Kokomo, IUPUI, IU East, IU Northwest, IU South Bend, and IU Southeast.

With new regulations from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), high school teachers who want to teach dual-credit history classes are required to hold a master’s degree in history or another discipline, such as education, plus 18 credit hours of graduate coursework in a specific discipline.

The stackable structure of the MAT in History is ideal for those who want to teach dual-credit courses and who need to meet Higher Learning Commission dual-credit qualification standards. If you need both discipline-specific coursework and a master's degree, the MAT in History meets HLC standards. If you already hold a master's degree in a discipline other than history, you can meet HLC standards by completing the Graduate Certificate in History.

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If you are ready to get started on your online Master of Arts for Teachers in History, don’t wait! You can apply to the program today, and take the next step to earning your degree.

If you have further questions about what this program might entail, or want more detail about becoming an online student, learn more about the online Master of Arts for Teachers in History from IU Online.

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