Master of Arts in Teaching History (Initial Licensure)
The Masters of Arts in Teaching History (Initial Licensure) is designed for individuals who are interested in teaching high school history and who have completed a baccalaureate degree that is not in education. Graduates of the program are endorsed for Initial certification and are prepared to teach high school history.
The curriculum for the MAT program aims to:
- Promote graduate-level historical scholarship
- Support and encourage the development of a wide range of historical knowledge, including a global perspective
- Expand the scholar/teacher skills in the complex process of teaching history
- Enable practicing teachers to expand their strategies for teaching history from a multicultural, gender-balanced perspective
Requirements And Curriculum
- Applicants who do not hold a bachelor's degree in History must also submit a passing score on the MTEL history subject area subtest.
- Applicants must also have a passing score on the Communication and Literacy MTEL.
- HIST 2860 Introduction to Secondary School Teaching 3 S.H. (or graduate equivalent).
- SPED 3800 Secondary Programs for Adolescents with Disabilities 3 S.H. (or graduate equivalent).
|Content Core in History|
|HIST 7450 Historiography||3 S.H.|
|History Electives (2 courses)||6 S.H.|
|One course in each of 3 areas:|
|World History||3 S.H.|
|European History||3 S.H.|
|U.S. History||3 S.H.|
|Education core for Initial License:|
|*SEED 7015 Introduction to Strategies for Effective Teaching in the Academic Discipline||3 S.H.|
|*SPED 7709 The High School Environment: Challenges in Educating Students with Disabilities||3 S.H.|
|ENGL 8076 Creating Literacy Experience: Building Reading and Writing Into the Content Areas||3 S.H.|
|HIST 7850 Advanced Special Methods of Teaching History||3 S.H.|
|HIST 8090 Practicum||6 S.H.|
|Graduate courses in Educational Research and Leadership:|
|EDUC 8300 Research in Education||3 S.H.|
|HIST 9500 Action Research Internship||3 S.H.|
Total for Degree
*May be waived for some students based on previous coursework or field experience.
“Over the past few years, I have had wonderful and caring professors that are dedicated to teaching us how to improve our craft using the most recent data as well as proven methods of instruction. I have enjoyed learning from true historians such as Dr. Laura Baker, Dr. John Paul and Dr. Susan Williams. In the education department, Dr. Annette Sullivan, Dr. Mary Waite and Dr. Pamela Hill have been invaluable to me both in and out of the classroom. There are many more that have offered their time and talents in order for me to achieve my goal of completing this program while working full-time and raising two small children.”–Melissa McKenna, 2012
HOW TO APPLY
Contact Admissions Office: (978)665-3144, firstname.lastname@example.org
Attend our Distinguished Speaker Series
at a Glance
Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis.
Admissions Requirements (PDF)
Face-to-face and online courses offered in the evenings with some day courses during the summer.
While you can complete the program in as few as 2 years, you have 6 years to complete the program.
Suggested sequence of courses (PDF)
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