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Master's Degree Plan IV: For History Teachers


In addition to the following, students pursuing this option must meet all the general requirements for the M.A. in History.

course requirements: 30 total credit hours

No thesis is required in this option.

Required Course -- 3 credit hours

HIST 6013 Historiography

Major Field -- 12 credit hours

Select one of the following fields as a major (i.e. specialty) and earn a mimimum of 12 credit hours (typically 4 courses) in that single field:

  • The United States
  • Modern Europe
  • Modern Britian
  • Latin America
  • Gender
  • Science, Technology and Medicine
  • Public History
  • Intellectual

Minor Field -- 9 credit hours

Candidates must select a minor field and earn at least 9 hours of course work in that area. Minor fields can be chosen from the list above (excepting the major field). With their advisor's approval, candidates may also choose a minor outside the Department of History in related fields such as economics, political science, psychology, sociology, anthropology, etc.

Advanced History Curriculum Development -- 6 credit hours

Candidates select, with their advisors approval, typically two courses focused specifically on building curriculum in the history classroom.