The IU Online Graduate Certificate in History provides graduate-level instruction to students interested in obtaining advanced skills and knowledge in this area.
As a student in this certificate program, you gain a depth of knowledge in a variety of historical subjects, practice historical interpretation, think critically, employ research and analysis methods, and communicate concepts and ideas with precision and clarity.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will have:
- Effective oral and written historical communication skills.
- The ability to perform research.
- The ability to construct original historical arguments.
- The ability to effectively teach dual-credit history courses.
Many online support services are available to assist you as you progress through the program.
Of Special Interest for Teachers/Instructors Needing to Meet HLC Dual-Credit Standards
The Graduate Certificate 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. These standards require teachers wanting to teach dual-credit courses in history to hold either a master's degree in history or a master's degree in another discipline (such as education), plus at least 18 credit hours of discipline-specific graduate coursework.
- If you hold a master's degree in a discipline other than history, you can meet HLC standards by completing the 18 credit hour Graduate Certificate in History.
- If you plan to pursue the IU Online MA in History, the IU Online MAT in History, or the IU Online Master of Liberal Studies, you may apply the 18 credit hours from the Graduate Certificate in History toward the master's degree.
Your IU Online Graduate Certificate in History prepares you for such careers as:
- Dual-credit teacher/instructor
- Historical program director
- Historical research associate
- Historic interpreter
- County historian
- Museum docent
- Exhibitions curator
This 100 percent online, consortial program is taught by IU Bloomington, IU East, IUPUI, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, IU South Bend, and IU Southeast. This consortial model allows you to take coursework from several campuses and learn from a wide range of faculty.
To earn the Graduate Certificate in History, you must complete 18 credit hours.
Requirements are broken down as follows:
- Core course (3 credit hours)
- Electives (15 credit hours)