The stackable structure of the MAT in History is ideal for high school and community college educators wanting to teach dual-credit courses, or for high school educators wanting to teach at the community college level. This program is designed to help you 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 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.
To earn the MAT in History, you must complete 30 credit hours.
Requirements are broken down as follows:
- Core course (3 credit hours)
- Electives (15 credit hours)
- Education component (12 credit hours)
Many online support services are available to assist you as you progress through the program.
To be accepted to this program, you must have:
- A bachelor's degree
NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states
To apply to this program:
You must have completed two courses from the Graduate Certificate in History with a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
Fall semester: Aug 1
Spring semester: Jan 1
Summer 1 semester: May 1
Summer 2 semester: Jun 15
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 MAT in History include the following:||Credits|
|EDUC-H 520||Social Issues in Education||3 Credits|
|EDUC-J 500||Instruction in the Context of Curriculum||3 Credits|
|EDUC-Y 520||Strategies for Educational Inquiry||3 Credits|
|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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