Master of Arts in Teaching History and Social Science
Department of Learning and Teaching
Our Master of Arts in Teaching program is designed for educators interested in increasing both their pedagogical understanding and their content knowledge in history and the social sciences. A balanced program of advanced courses is provided in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences. The M.A.T. may be pursued independently or may be sought in conjunction with a Prelimiary Single Subject Credential.
What can I do with this degree?
The program is appropriate for middle and high school teachers, teacher leaders, curriculum specialists, and content administrators as well as those interested in focusing on history education at the elementary level, within the community college, or at museums and cultural institutions.
Who should apply?
The ideal candidate for this program has a strong background in history/social science and has experience teaching in the secondary history/social science classroom. Though the M.A.T. may be completed in conjunction with a Preliminary Single Subject Credential, this option is meant for experienced teachers who require a credential. Those seeking to enter the teaching profession to teach history and/or social science should explore the Master's Credential Cohort Program: Secondary Education.