Liberty University

M.Ed. in Teaching & Learning - History

Educators who are seeking a teaching and learning program designed to focus on history can apply to Liberty University. The school presents an online Master of Education in Teaching and Learning with a cognate in History. Learn more about it and the course requirements here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Education in Teaching and Learning with a cognate in History

School Offering Program:

Liberty University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

This program will serve the interests of licensed education professionals who want an opportunity to increase their capacity to teach topics such as American colonial history and American Christian heritage. Applicants to Liberty University's graduate programs must have completed a bachelor's degree program with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The Master of Education in Teaching and Learning with a cognate in History program is designed to cover past American and European events. It was created for education professionals who want to expand their knowledge of historical matters. Upon acceptance to this Liberty graduate program, students will have opportunities to learn about important historical occurrences that helped shape contemporary society. In addition to examining the events that transpired during World War II, they will be able to explore the circumstances surrounding the American Revolution.

Learning Format:


Total Credits Required:

36 credits.

Financial Aid:

Around 90% of Liberty students utilize some form of financial aid, including federal grants and loans. Liberty University also offers financial support to students who qualify.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Master of Education in Teaching and Learning with a Cognate in History:

Please note that degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Before applying, students should contact Liberty to confirm the most accurate program information.

Advanced Education Core Courses

  • EDUC 500: Advanced Educational Psychology (3 credits)
  • EDUC 518: Understanding Educational Research and Assessment (3 credits)
  • EDUC 521: Foundations of Exceptionality (3 credits)
  • EDUC 604: Foundations of Education (3 credits)
  • EDUC 672: Curriculum Development (3 credits)

History Cognate Courses

  • HIUS 510: American Colonial History (3 credits)
  • HIUS 512: American Revolution (3 credits)
  • HIUS 542: History of American Political Parties Since 1896 (3 credits)
  • HIWD 555: World War II (3 credits)
  • HIWD 560: History of the Atlantic World (3 credits)

Professional Courses

Choose TWO of the following courses:

  • EDUC 624: Classroom Management (3 credits)
  • EDUC 642: Leadership and Supervision in Education (3 credits)
  • HIUS 530: American Christian Heritage (3 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the Master of Education in Teaching and Learning with a cognate in History program can seek opportunities as education leaders, policymakers, and scholars by going on to study for a doctoral degree. Students of such programs will gain an understanding of today's educational challenges and conduct research that addresses those concerns. Terminal degree program options include:

  • Doctor of Education
  • Doctor of Education in Teaching and Learning

Potential Career Paths:

With the Master of Education in Teaching and Learning with a cognate in History degree, graduates have the teaching competencies required to effectively convey their historical knowledge within the classroom. Based on their prior education and experience, they can pursue professional positions such as:

  • Primary, secondary, or postsecondary history teachers
  • University department deans
  • Education administrators
  • University department chairs