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Social Studies

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Departmental E-mail: kcbarton [at] indiana [dot] edu




Professor Keith C. Barton*, 3234 Wright Education, (812) 856-8058

Academic Advisor

Jeane Novotny, 4274 Wright Education, (812) 856-8584,

Degree Offered
Master of Arts for Teachers

This program is for students enrolled in a teacher certification program who also wish to pursue a masters degree. Students who already possess a teaching license may also enroll in this program. Teaching certification is required in order to receive this degree, but the M.A.T. program does not directly lead to Indiana teaching certification. Courses are selected from offerings in the School of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Special Program Requirements

Additional coursework and experiences are necessary in order to obtain certification. Please contact the Program Director for more information. See also general University Graduate School requirements.

Master of Arts for Teachers Degree

Admission Requirements

Bachelor’s degree, with at least 18 credit hours in the social sciences, including history.

Course Requirements

A total of 36 credit hours, including 24 credit hours in three of the following departments: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology. At least 12 credit hours must be in one department, the other 12 credit hours divided as equally as possible between two other departments. Remaining credit hours are in the above departments or in the School of Education. Course EDUC J653 and EDUC S519 are highly recommended.

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