Teaching of History Degrees
Bachelor of Arts in the Teaching of History (BAT)
This is a four-year program where students choose a major field in History and a minor field in education to meet all state requirements for secondary education teacher certification. Areas of concentration include U.S. History, European History, and World (non-Western) History. View the advising documents to see the specific program course requirements.
Master of Arts in the Teaching of History (MAT)
Graduate students may work toward a Master of Arts in the Teaching of History (MAT), a degree that may be combined with state requirements for certification. This program is designed to meet the distinctive needs of both full-time students and students with jobs, including secondary school teachers (for whom our non-certification track may be particularly attractive). The MAT combines most of the traditional MA curriculum with specialized classes in teaching methods. MAT students take many of the same courses required of regular MA andPh.D.D students, along with comprehensive final examinations. Areas of concentration include U.S. History, European History, and World (non-Western) History. View the advising documents for the specific program requirements, for both certification and non-certification tracks. And before you apply, be sure to read our Suggestions for Writing a Successful MAT Application.
Some prospective students find it useful to take graduate History courses as a non-degree student in preparation for applying to the MAT program. Upon admission to the MAT program, students may apply 12 History credits taken as a non-degree student toward your graduate degree. For more information, see the Graduate College website.
*PLEASE NOTE* The M.Ed. program in Instructional Leadership (Secondary History and Social Science) is indefinitely suspended. This degree is no longer offered.