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.
Many online support services are available to assist you as you progress through the program.
Your IU Online Graduate Certificate in History prepares you for such careers as:
- Dual-credit teacher/instructor
- Historical program director, or historical research associate
- Historic interpreter
- County historian
- Museum docent
- Exhibitions curator
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)
Andrew McFarland, Program Director
Andrew McFarland, program director for the BA in History, is chair of history, political science, and philosophy, and associate professor of history at IU Kokomo. He earned a PhD in Modern European History from the University of Texas at Austin. His specialties include modern Spanish and European history, and his research focuses on the development of physical education, sport, and soccer in early 20th-century Spain. Among courses taught are Western Civilization, Global History of Modern Sport, Russian Revolution and Soviet Union, Europe in the Twentieth Century, taught with the works of George Orwell, and History of Latin America.
Sample courses for the Graduate Certificate in History include the following:
|HIST-T 510||Historical Methodology||3 Credits|
|HIST-T 520||Teaching College History||3 Credits|
|HIST-T 560||US and the World - Comparative History||3 Credits|
|HIST-T 590||Historical Seminar||3 Credits|
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