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History, MAT

Master of Arts for Teachers

What you study

The IU Online Master of Arts for Teachers in History combines coursework in education and history to prepare you to be a dual-credit instructor at the high school and community college levels.

The educational component of the program covers instruction and curriculum, assessment, diversity and inclusive teaching, and research. Learn how to apply the science and art of teaching to college-level instruction.

How you benefit  

The history component of the program focuses on the historiographic trends and historical context necessary to properly analyze current events. Gain a depth of knowledge in a variety of historical subjects while learning the most effective methods to teach those subjects to an undergraduate audience. Learn to perform historical research and construct original arguments while assessing the validity of the historical sources you use.

This 100 percent online, consortial program is taught by IU Bloomington, IU East, IUPUI, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, IU South Bend, and IU Southeast. 

See courses that are being offered this semester. 

Areas of focus include:

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

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:
  1. 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. 

Application Dates

Fall semester: Aug 1

Spring semester: Jan 1

Summer 1 semester: May 1

Summer 2 semester: Jun 15

Andrew McFarland, Program Director

Andrew McFarland

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 520Social Issues in Education3 Credits
EDUC-J 500Instruction in the Context of Curriculum3 Credits
EDUC-Y 520Strategies for Educational Inquiry3 Credits
HIST-T 510Historical Methodology3 Credits
HIST-T 520Teaching College History3 Credits
HIST-T 560US and the World - Comparative History3 Credits
HIST-T 590Historical Seminar3 Credits

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Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $350.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1050.00

-Additional fees will apply. 

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $490.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1470.00
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