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American historian and Pulitzer Prize winner Walter A. McDougall wrote, “If taught well, history trains young minds in the rules of evidence and logic, teaches them how to approximate truth through the patient exposure of falsehood, and gives them the mental trellis they need to place themselves in time and space and organize every other sort of knowledge they acquire in the humanities and sciences. To deny students history, therefore, is to alienate them from their community, nation, culture, and species.”
Students in the Graduate Certificate in History Education will reflect critically on methodologies as well as the general significance and meanings of the discipline.For History and Social Studies Educators
The Graduate Certificate in History Education is designed for practicing teachers, instructional coordinators, and history educators in the community who are seeking to deepen their knowledge of history education. It offers history and social studies educators a program that integrates historical and educational knowledge, theory, and practice. The goals of the certificate are to improve the practice of history education in schools and the community, to research in history and social studies education, to deepen students’ historical knowledge, and to encourage sophisticated teaching and curriculum development built on research at the intersection of history and the learning sciences.
Applicants wishing to pursue the Graduate Certificate in History Education in conjunction with an MA degree or an MED should follow the normal application procedures for their respective Master’s level program. Applicants wishing to pursue the Graduate Certificate in History Education alone normally must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher and should apply specifically for this certificate program and submit three letters of recommendation and a writing sample along with their application.
All candidates for Graduate Certificate in History Education must complete:
|HIST 6013||Historical and Theoretical Foundations of US History in Schools and Communities||3|
|HIST/TCH ED 6115||Historical Thinking in Theory and Practice I||3|
|HIST 6116||Historical Thinking in Theory and Practice II||3|
Students must take an additional nine credits at the graduate level in History or Education courses as approved by the Program Director.