This is an online 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 covers instruction and curriculum, assessment, diversity and inclusive teaching, and research. You will learn how to apply the science and art of teaching to college-level instruction.
The history component of the program focuses on the historiographic trends and historical context necessary to properly analyze current events. You will 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, and you will 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 U.S. history
- Comparative history
Many online support services are available to assist you as you progress through the program.
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.
This 100% online, consortial program is taught by IU Bloomington, IU East, IUPUI, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, IU South Bend, and IU Southeast. This consortial model allows you to take coursework from several campuses and learn from a wide range of faculty.