School/College: College of Arts and Sciences
Degree(s) Offered: Master of Arts in Teaching
Graduate Coordinator: James Wood Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 285-2324
Department Chair: Olen Cole, Jr. Email: email@example.com Phone: 285-2324
The Master of Arts in Teaching - History Education (M.A.T.) program builds upon the knowledge and skills already mastered by teachers at the undergraduate level and is intended to continue the History Department and School of Education's commitment to develop professional teachers for secondary schools in North Carolina. This program is designed to meet all requirements for licensure and will provide a coherent and complete curriculum that meets the highest standards.
The M.A.T. is planned for the college graduate of the respective areas who seeks licensure and graduate studies in teaching grades K-12. The proposed program will address the needs of teachers with provisional (lateral entry) or emergency licensure, teachers wishing licensure in the fields, and/or those individuals changing careers to become teachers.
The primary design of the M.A.T. program is two-tiered. The first tier includes all of the course work needed for "A" licensure, including an internship requirement and passing the appropriate examinations of Praxis II. The second tier includes a research requirement and other courses that complete requirements for the advanced master's degree and qualifies the candidate for the advanced "M" licensure.
Additional Admission Requirements
- A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution (Phase I Admission)
- Prior completion of required prerequisite courses (24 credit hours in the content area of History/Social Studies): HIST 206 & 207 (Pre-Modern and Modern World, HIST 204 & 205 (US to 1877 and US Since 1877), HIST 250, 400, OR CUIN 605 Computers in Education, HIST 435, 409) (Phase I Admission)
- INST 605 Instructional Technology for the 21st Century or equivalent (Phase I Admission)
- GPA of 3.0 or better in Phase I coursework (Phase II Admission)
- Passing scores on Praxis II and Class A licensure (Phase II Admission)
- Satisfactory recommendations from the candidate's principal, if teaching, or from three persons knowledgeable of his/her interactions with children or adolescents (Phase II Admission)
- DPI letter of employment or letter from school system (Phase II Admission)
- GRE or MAT scores (Phase II Admission)
- Applicant's Essay of Purpose (Phase II Admission)
- Students completing the MAT in History Education shall be able to: apply advanced knowledge of pedagogical and thematic subject matter standards of the social studies curriculum to teach middle and high school social studies effectively in a culturally diverse setting; demonstrate advanced knowledge of major historiographical schools of thought and significant periods of history; demonstrate competencies essential for the teaching of history and social studies in secondary schools.
- Students completing the MAT in History shall be able to effectively communicate their knowledge of social studies and the educational concepts and theories necessary to teach middle and high school social studies in a culturally diverse setting.
- Students completing the MAT in History shall be able to: demonstrate an awareness of the contributions of historical and social research to policy analysis and decision-making; demonstrate an understanding of how students differ in their approaches to learning and be able to create teaching and learning strategies that address the needs of diverse learners; demonstrate an understanding of the impact of various groups, institutions, and nations on global history and development; demonstrate an understanding of how to select appropriate objectives consistent with state and local curriculum guidelines, the learning needs of students, and the standards established by the National Council of Social Studies and Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC).
- Students completing the MAT in History shall be able to: demonstrate instructional leadership as an individual and collaboratively; show improvement in performance and practice through self-evaluation, reflection, and applied research; secure employment in the field of social studies; gain admission to a variety of doctoral programs.
The MAT - History Education requires a total of 42-45 semester hours of coursework with initial 27 semester hours of coursework in Phase I study, and an additional 18-21 semester hours of coursework in Phase II study.
Subject Core Course(s) for Phase I coursework (27 Credit Hours)
• CUIN 618/619 Learning Theories for the 21st Century Classroom (3 credit hours)
• CUIN 715 Assessing and Evaluating 21st Century Learning (3 credit hours)
• CUIN 729 Diversity Issues in K-12 Schools (3 credit hours)
• HIST 735 Historiography (3 credit hours)
• CUIN 627 Literacy in the Content Area (3 credit hours)
• CUIN 640 Methods of Teaching in 21st Century Schools (3 credit hours)
• CUIN 660 Clinical Practice in Teacher Education (Internship) (6 credit hours)
Course Subject Area(s) for Phase II coursework (18-21 Credit Hours)
• HIST 730 Seminar in History (3 credit hours)
• HIST 740 History, Social Science, and Contemporary World Problems (3 credit hours)
• or HIST 750 Thesis in History (3-6 credit hours)
• CUIN 711 Research and Inquiry (3 credit hours)
• CUIN 728 Integrating Technology in K-12 Curricula (3 credit hours)
• ELED 788 Comprehensive Examination in Education (0 credit hours)
• HIST elective I (3 credit hours)
• HIST elective II (3 credit hours)
Electives (6 hours required):
Phase II coursework electives (6 credits) must be chosen from the following: HIST 701 (3), 712 (3), 703 (3), 713 (3), 714 (3).
Seminar Courses (if applicable) (3 credit hours)
• HIST 730 Seminar in History (Phase II) (3 credit hours)
Requirements specific to specializations/program options/tracks:
Thesis Option: 3-6 (Phase II)
- In addition to the 24 credit hours required for Phase I (Initial Licensure) students must have previously completed 24 credit hours in the content area (History/Social Studies) to be granted licensure. This may include undergraduate and graduate courses. Undergraduate equivalents may be substituted on a case by case basis.
- Students who choose the thesis option must declare that option at the end of Phase I. Students will work with their advisor, the chairperson, and two additional History faculty members to design an acceptable thesis proposal and timetable for its completion.
- In addition to the course requirements for Phase II (Masters Licensure) students must successfully complete the comprehensive examination in History to earn the MAT degree. Students should make arrangements with their advisor to take this exam during Phase II coursework.
Comprehensive Exam, if appropriate: Required
Licensure requirements, if appropriate: Required
Secondary school teaching internships as arranged by the School of Education
All MAT - History Education students are advised by the program coordinator.
Phase I: Class A teaching licensure
Phase II: Class M teaching licensure
Directory of Faculty
- Olen Cole, Jr., Professor and Chairperson, B.A., M.A., California State University at Fresno; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Fuabeh P. Fonge, Professor, B.A., The University of Yaounde; M.A., Ph.D., Howard University
- Karen Hornsby, Associate Professor, B.A., California State University-Sacramento; M.A., Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
- Conchita F. Ndege, Professor, B.F.A., Xavier University; M.A.., Ph.D., Howard University
- Thomas E. Porter, Professor, B.A., Loyola College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Washington
- Michael Roberto, Associate Professor, B.A., Adelphi University of Rhode Island; Ph.D., Boston College
- James A. Wood, Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator, B.A., Tufts University; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Yunqui Zhang, Associate Professor, B.A. Qufu Normal University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Toronto