What will I learn?

The master of arts in teaching history is designed for liberal arts graduates who wish to begin preparation for teaching history at the secondary level or practicing teachers who desire to expand their understanding of the educational process while increasing their formal education in history.

Program Overview

Whether you are seeking initial or professional licensure, our Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) programs will help you to develop the skills and competencies needed for the next step on your career path.

Our MAT program combines the pedagogy of teaching with content specialization in History.


Our robust 42-credit curriculum is designed to provide students with the skills and confidence needed to begin teaching on day one. The curriculum for our full suite of MAT programs includes 4 core courses in education, 5 core courses within history, 2 teaching methods courses within history, 1 education elective, and a semester-long supervised practicum and seminar in the field teaching.

All MAT students take the following four core courses in education: Instruction & Assessment in the Secondary Classroom; Culturally Responsive Teaching; Sheltering Content for English Language Learners; and Effective UDL Classroom Practices. Students also choose an additional education elective of their choice. Sample education electives include Professional Lives of Teachers: Connecting Policy, Research, and Practice through Collaborative Inquiry; Classroom Management and Community Building; Technology Methods; and Adolescent Literacy in the Disciplines.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (42 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$20,755.80 per year
USD $10,377.90 (These charges are for graduate assumed for 9 credits (per semester), however, they will vary depending on major/number of credits taken); summer tuition and fees: USD $529.35 per credit
Start date

18 January 2022


College of Arts and Sciences

352 Lafayette Street,



01970, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, a broad liberal arts background with substantial preparation in the social and/or behavioral sciences, and a minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).

For international students

Applicants must have

  • Undergraduate or graduate course in adolescent psychology.
  • At least the equivalent of a minor in history (15-18 undergraduate credit hours).
  • Demonstrated competency in the following areas: world history, U.S. history, world geography, economics, principles of American government and the founding documents of the United States, comparative government, and history and philosophy of science.

Submit test scores from an approved English proficiency exam

Internet-based TOEFL test (iBT): 79

Revised TOEFL Paper-delivered test: 61


IELTS: 6.5

PTE Academic: 54

Duolingo English Test: 73

Eiken: Pre-1

Deadlines: Applications accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed once complete

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.