2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

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In cooperation with the College of Education and Human Services, the department offers an M.S.Ed. in Teaching History designed to improve the qualifications and capabilities of those teaching in secondary schools. This degree will improve the student's understanding of past and present society, broaden perspectives, sharpen critical skills, and develop leadership potential.

Program Admission Requirements

Candidates for the M.S.Ed. in Teaching History should meet the following requirements:

  1. An undergraduate degree from a regionally- or nationally-accredited institution with a major/minor in history or a related area of the social sciences or humanities and a 2.75 undergraduate GPA;
  2. A score of 146 on the GRE verbal section. Students not meeting these minimum requirements may be accepted on the condition they maintain a 3.00 GPA for the first 15 hours of credit at the graduate level;
  3. A writing sample will be required and the quality of that sample determined by a required paper in the first trimester of enrollment;
  4. Candidates must attain a 3.00 GPA with no grade lower than a “C” acceptable for degree requirements.

Deficiencies in undergraduate preparation will be assessed by the instructor, advisor, and graduate faculty, and remedial procedures will be prescribed. This could mean additional coursework or special examination. In general, all but 600-level courses are open to any major, but individual instructors retain the prerogative of admission of individual students into their course where eligibility appears questionable.