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Social Studies

IU South Bend, in conjunction with Indiana University Bloomington, offers courses that may be used as credit for the degree Master of Arts for Teachers (M.A.T.) in the field of social studies. The program is designed primarily for teachers in secondary education but is applicable also to elementary and community college teaching. Individuals with an undergraduate degree in history or the social sciences may pursue this degree and teacher certification concurrently.

The M.A.T. in social studies degree program permits concentration in subject areas while advancing the student’s teaching skills. The degree requires a total of 36 credit hours, including 12 credit hours in a major field and 6 credit hours in each of two minor fields. The remaining 12 credit hours are for elective subjects. There is no language or thesis requirement. Residency requirements are fulfilled by taking 12 credit hours at Indiana University Bloomington, either during one semester or during summer sessions.

Everyone who receives the M.A.T. degree in social studies must be certified to teach in Indiana schools. The certification can be the result of one’s undergraduate studies, or can be earned through the M.A.T. degree program itself. In the latter case, the certification requirements can be met by taking appropriate education courses for the 12 credit hours of elective work allowed within the program plus an additional 6 credit hours of work in education (student teaching).

The M.A.T. degree in social studies is conferred by Indiana University Bloomington, which establishes admission and degree requirements. The program must be initiated through Bloomington, but some coursework may be done at IU South Bend.

Students interested in applying for admission to this program should contact |

Mr. C. Frederick Risinger | Education Building 4074 | Indiana University | Bloomington, Indiana 47405 | (812) 856-8583 |

History Graduate Credit

Six or more credit hours in history earned at IU South Bend in courses numbered 300 or above may be applied toward most graduate degree requirements of Indiana University. In individual cases, Indiana University Bloomington history advisors may authorize more than 6 credit hours taken at IU South Bend for graduate credit at Indiana University Bloomington.

Every graduate school sets its own regulations for transfer credit. Students must consult with their intended graduate school about credit for courses taken at IU South Bend. History courses may also be applied, with permission, to the IU South Bend Master of Liberal Studies requirements.

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