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History, M.A.T.

Develop a breadth of knowledge in historical subjects and master teaching methods with the IU Online Master of Arts for Teachers in HIstory. In this flexible online program, you’ll take courses in education and history, and prepare to be an instructor at the high school and college levels.

Course Delivery: 100% Online

Total Credits: 30

In-State Tuition Per Credit: $350.00

Out-of-State Tuition Per Credit: $490.00

Cost of attendance may vary by campus. View the total cost calculator

Degree Overview

The IU Online Master of Arts for Teachers in History allows you to enter a teaching career with pedagogical skills and knowledge for your choice of historical focus areas. You’ll learn to perform historical research, construct original arguments, and analyze current and past events while also spending time in classrooms to practice teaching.

You’ll graduate with an Indiana University degree respected by employers worldwide—and you can work on yours anytime and anywhere. Plus, you’ll enjoy personalized support services throughout your academic journey.

And the benefits start long before graduation. More than half of IU Online students advance in their careers before they complete their degree.

To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. A bachelor's degree 
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. 

Application Dates

Fall semester: Aug 1

Spring semester: Jan 1

Summer 1 semester: May 1

Summer 2 semester: Jun 15

The stackable structure of the M.A.T. 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 college-level 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 M.A.T. 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 M.A.T. 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) 

Areas of focus include:

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

Core Classes for the MAT in History
Course Number Course Name 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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