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Master of Arts for Teachers in History

Master of Arts for Teachers in History

Collaborative Online Degree

This 100 percent online, consortial program is taught by IU South Bend, IU Bloomington, IU East, IUPUI, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, and IU Southeast. This consortial model allows you to take coursework from several campuses and learn from a wide range of faculty. 

This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

Many online support services are available to assist you as you progress through the program.

The IU Online Master of Arts for Teachers in History combines coursework in education and history to prepare you to be a dual-credit instructor at the high school and community college levels.

The educational component of the program teaches you how to apply the science and art of teaching to college-level instruction. Coursework covers instruction and curriculum, assessment, diversity and inclusive teaching, and research.

As a student in the history component of the program, you focus on the historiographic trends and historical context necessary to properly analyze current events. You gain a depth of knowledge in a variety of historical subjects while learning the most effective methods to teach those subjects to an undergraduate audience. You learn to perform historical research and construct original arguments while assessing the validity of the historical sources you use.

Areas of focus include:

  • Historical methodology 
  • Early America 
  • The 19th century 
  • Modern US history 
  • Comparative history 

Of Special Interest for Teachers/Instructors Needing to Meet HLC Dual-Credit Standards

The stackable structure of the MAT in History is ideal for those who want to teach dual-credit courses and who need to meet Higher Learning Commission dual-credit qualification standards. These standards require teachers wanting to teach dual-credit courses in history to hold either a master's degree in history or a master's degree in another discipline (such as education), plus at least 18 credit hours of discipline-specific graduate coursework.

  • If you need both discipline-specific coursework and a master's degree, the MAT in History meets HLC standards. 
  • If you already hold a master's degree in a discipline other than history, you can meet HLC standards by completing the  Graduate Certificate in History.

To be accepted to this program, you must have
  • A bachelor's degree
To apply to this program:

You must have completed two courses from the Graduate Certificate in History with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0.

Application Dates
  • Fall semester | August 1
  • Spring semester | January 1
  • Summer semester 1 | May 1
  • Summer semester 2 | June 15

MAT Requirements (30 cr.)

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Core course (3 cr.)
  • Electives (15 cr.)
  • Education Component (12 cr.)

  • All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise noted.

Core Course (3 cr.)
  • HIST-T 590 Research Seminar in History

Electives (15 cr.)

Select five from the following:

  • HIST-T 510 Historical Methodology
  • HIST-T 520 Teaching College History
  • HIST-T 530 Early America- 1400-1800
  • HIST-T 540 The Long Nineteenth Century, 1800-1917
  • HIST-T 550 Modern United States, 1917-Present
  • HIST-T 560 The United States and the World: Comparative History

Education Component (12 cr.)
Instruction/Curriculum (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-J 500 Instruction in the Context of Curriculum

Assessment (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-P 507 Assessment in Schools

Diversity/Inclusive Teaching
  • EDUC-H 520 Education and Social Issues

Research Into Practice
  • EDUC-Y 520 Strategies for Educational Inquiry

Academic Bulletins

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2021-2022 Campus Bulletin
2020-2021 Campus Bulletin
2019-2020 Campus Bulletin
2018-2019 Campus Bulletin
2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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