MA, History Teaching

Admission Requirements

Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; complete application to the graduate school; official GRE general exam scores; cover letter stating reasons that the applicant wishes to enter the program in history; sample of written work such as a research paper.

Minimum Criteria for Unconditional Admission:

  • 3.0 GPA in the last earned degree and official scores from the appropriate admission test(s), OR
  • 2.5 GPA in the last earned degree and official scores at the 25th percentile level from the appropriate admission test(s).

Meeting one of these criteria does NOT guarantee admission.

Program of Study for the Master of Arts in History with a Concentration in Teaching 

Program Code: 255F

Semester Hours Required (minimum): 36

Required Courses

  • HIS 5000: Varieties and Methodologies of History (3)
  • HIS 5450: History and Social Studies Education (3)
  • (HIS 5460: World History: Concepts & Content can replace HIS 5450 with advisor's approval)
  • HIS 5595: Digital History (3)
  • Choose at least 21 hours from the Readings Seminars (the same course number can be taken more than once if content is not duplicative):
    • HIS 5106: Readings Seminar in European History (3)
    • HIS 5206: Readings Seminar in American History (3)
    • HIS 5208: Readings Seminar in Appalachian History (3)
    • HIS 5306: Readings Seminar in Latin American History (3)
    • HIS 5406: Readings Seminar in African/Middle Eastern/Asian History (3)
  • (Up to 6 hours of Research Seminars may replace 6 hours of Readings Seminars):
    • HIS 5107: Research Seminar in European History (3)
    • HIS 5207: Research Seminar in American History (3)
    • HIS 5209: Research Seminar in Appalachian History (3)
    • HIS 5307: Research Seminar in Latin American History (3)
  • Choose at least 6 hours from the following Courses:
    • CI/RE/RES/SPE 5040: Teacher as Researcher (3)
    • CI 5055: Connecting Learners & Subject Matter (3)
    • CI 5750: Teaching Diverse Young Adolescents (3)
    • CI 5630: Instructional Technology (3)

Other Requirements for the MA in Teaching History 

  • Thesis: None
  • Proficiency: None
  • Candidacy: None
  • Comprehensive: A written comprehensive examination is required by the end of the final semester of coursework.
  • Product of Learning: Required