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 and Phd 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 (pdf). However, the application process is the same as for the other graduate degrees in History (although you will have to mark "MAT").

Official Requirements for the MAT (pdf)

Also be sure to peruse the Teaching of History website.

Note: MAT students are not eligible for most forms of departmental financial aid. However, tuition-and-fee waivers occasionally become available.