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Bachelor of Arts in the Teaching of History (BA)

This is a four-year program where students choose a major field in History and minor field in education to meet all state requirements for secondary education teachers. Areas of concentration include U.S. History, European History, and World (non-Western) History. View the advising documents to see the specific program course requirements.

Offical Requirements for the BA

Master of Arts in the Teaching of History (MAT)

Graduate students may work toward a Master of Arts in the Teaching of History (MAT), a degree that may be combined with state requirements for certification. This program is designed to meet the distinctive needs of both full-time students and students with jobs, including secondary school teachers (for whom our non-certification track may be particularly attractive). The MAT combines most of the traditional MA curriculum with specialized classes in teaching methods. MAT students take many of the same courses required of regular MA and Phd students, along with comprehensive final examinations. Areas of concentration include U.S. History, European History, and World (non-Western) History. View the advising documents for the specific program requirements, for both certification and non-certification tracks. And before you apply, be sure to read our Suggestions for Writing a Successful MAT Application (in Microsoft Word format).

Official Requirements for the MAT

See also: http://www.uic.edu/depts/hist/graduateIa.html

Masters in Education with a concentration in History (MEd)

An ancillary program run by UIC's College of Education allows students with a history background to pursue a Master of Arts in Education (MEd) with a concentration in history. This program requires applying to the College Education for graduate admissions. For more informatoin on this program please view the College of Education web site.

Official Requirements for the MEd

Nondegree Status

Some prospective students find it useful to take graduate History courses as a nondegree student in preparation for applying to the MAT or Med programs. Upon admission to the MAT or Med programs, students may apply 12 History credits taken as a nondegree student toward your graduate degree. For more information, see the Graduate College web site.

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