2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Teaching: History M.S.Ed.

CIP: 131328

A member of the graduate education faculty will serve as the major advisor. A graduate faculty member from the history area will serve as area advisor, and both signatures will be required on the Degree Audit Form. Any change in a Degree Audit Form must be initiated by the student and be submitted to the Graduate Office accompanied with written approval from both advisors. This degree requires 32 credits, at least 16 of which shall be from courses numbered 600 or above.


Core Requirements (6)

EDUC 61695Philosophy of Education



EDUC 61649Issues in Education



EDUC 61682Improvement of Instruction through Action Research


EDUC 61683Action Research Paper


Subject Field Requirements (21)

Education Requirements (6)

EDUC 61650Improvement of Teaching


EDUC 61651Seminar and Practicum in Teaching


History Requirements (15)

HIST 33601Research Methods and Historiography


HIST 33680Problems of Teaching Secondary Social Studies


History Electives as directed


Unspecified Electives (5)

Total Credit Hours: 32

Program Admission Requirements

Students with a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 (4.00 scale) and a minimum score of 146 on the verbal section of the GRE General Test will be accepted. The official score must be filed with the Graduate Office prior to admission but not later than the end of the first semester of enrollment. If the score is not submitted by the end of the first semester, the student cannot re-enroll until the score is submitted. Students who do not meet the cutoff score of 146 may be accepted on the condition that they maintain a grade point average of at least 3.00 for the first 15 credit hours at the graduate level.

To maintain enrollment in the program, students 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.

Comprehensive Examination 

The content of the comprehensive examination will be equally divided between those courses required in education and the history area. The School of Education and the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences are responsible for the scheduling, construction, and evaluation of their respective portions of the comprehensive examination. The degree candidate must pass both portions of the examination.