Higher Education Concentration

Catalog Year: 2023-2024

Banner Code: LA-MA-HIST-HEDU

The faculty in the Master of Arts in History program are at the forefront of traditional historical study, digital approaches to the past, and applied history. Students select from a variety of course topics while also selecting an area of historical specialization that accommodates their interests and furthers their career objectives. Students come to the program with diverse career objectives, and the program is designed with that diversity in mind. Students take classes in which they discuss history alongside future academics, public historians, teachers, military officers, non-profit professionals, government officials, entrepreneurs, and future academics.

The University Catalog is the authoritative source for information on program requirements and courses. The Schedule of Classes is the authoritative source for information on classes scheduled for this semester. See the Schedule for the most up-to-date information and see Patriot web to register for classes. Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.

Degree Requirements

Total credits: 36

Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.

Students pursuing this degree must complete the requirements for a concentration.

Concentration in Higher Education (HEDU)

The concentration in higher education is intended for  students who want to teach history at community college. It includes coursework in both history and education, including a course on college teaching. Students are required to take at least one history course in each of three areas (U.S., European, and world history), and they are encouraged to take two courses in each area to prepare them to teach the U.S., western civilization, and world history survey courses most commonly offered at the community college level.

Required Course

HIST 610 The Study and Writing of History 1 3
Total Credits 3

 Must be taken with the first 9 credits.

Additional Courses in History

Select six courses in history 1 18
Total Credits 18

Must include at least one course each from U.S. European, and world history.

Research Seminar

HIST 797 Research Seminar in History 3
Total Credits 3

Graduate Education

Select four courses from the following: 12
College Teaching  
Six credits of HE electives
Total Credits 12