School of Social Sciences


Welcome to the History Program at IU Southeast. History is the investigation of change and continuity in human societies over time. Historical study aims to understand the past in order to better understand the present. Studying history creates a trained habit of thinking in the long term and integrating a multi-disciplinary approach to the past by studying politics, society, the economy, arts, and other intellectual and cultural facets of the human experience. History is both a study of humanities and a social science. It addresses the study of individuals and the broader society, teaching you to shift your focus back and forth between the two, evaluating issues in context.


Graduate Degrees

Graduate Certificates

Program Information

Learning Goals

Master of Arts for Teachers in History

  • Model effective oral and written historical communication skills by applying historical methods, identifying and describing historical contexts, explaining historiographic trends, connecting historical events/issues in contemporary situations, and employing appropriate academic style and citation.
  • Use a variety of digital tools for historical research to perform research, locate and identify primary and secondary source material (written, visual, material culture, artistic, oral, photographic, video, digital).
  • Assess the validity and analyze the significance of historical sources to develop and support historical arguments.
  • Select sources, prepares lessons, and align distinct teaching methods to learning outcomes in order to provide effective History instruction at the College level.
  • Engage in the development of rigorous curriculum planning and design.
  • Promote college-level study skills and habits of mind.
  • Use assessment data to inform college-level instructional practices.
  • Prepare dual-credit students for success in college-level assessments
  • Conduct research to improve dual-credit instruction.

Graduate Certificate History

  • Apply historical methods
  • Identifying and describing broader historical context
  • Explaining historiographic trends
  • Connecting historical events/issues to contemporary situations
  • Employ appropriate academic style and citations
  • Locate and identify primary source material (written, visual, material culture, artistic, oral, photographic, video, digital)
  • Locate and identify secondary source material
  • Familiarity with digital tools for historical research
  • Assess validity of historical sources
  • Analyze historical sources to develop and support an argument
  • Evaluate teaching methods against collegiate learning outcomes
  • Selecting sources and preparing lesson
  • Leading classes

Admission Requirements

Academic Bulletins

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Current Bulletin

2021-2023 Graduate Bulletin

Past Bulletins

2019-2021 Graduate Bulletin

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