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MA in History - Education

Students interested in preparing for a career that combines their passion for history and love of teaching might consider the Master of Arts in History - Education program at Grand Canyon University. Read on to get more details about this master's degree program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in History with an emphasis in Education

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Those who wish to enroll in this MA program should have a strong interest and an academic background in history and possess a desire to teach at the postsecondary level. Applicants to Grand Canyon University's master's degree programs should already have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in History with an emphasis in Education program at Grand Canyon University is designed to help students expand their knowledge of historical facts while developing the skills needed to teach and assess students. Students will have the opportunity to explore global themes relating to topics like culture, race, gender, population, technology, and morality. They could also delve into U.S. historical topics such as immigration, democracy, industrialization, religion, and war, as well as American West history and applied research in history. Other courses might focus on curriculum development, learning theory, lesson planning, student assessment, and learning goals. A graduate seminar at the end of the program allows students to develop an extensive history research project.

Learning Format:

Online and on-campus

Program Length:

34 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Grand Canyon University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Master of Arts in History with an emphasis in Education:

In this MA degree program, students must complete seven core courses, an introductory graduate studies course, and a seminar. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Grand Canyon University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Major Courses (34 credits)

  • Introduction to Graduate Studies in the Liberal Arts
  • Concepts in Understanding World History
  • Concepts in Understanding U.S. History
  • Effective Pedagogy for Higher Education
  • Applied Studies in History Graduate Education
  • Studies in the American West
  • Curricular and Instructional Methods in Higher Education
  • Historical Perspectives of Race, Class, Gender & Ethnicity
  • Graduate Research Seminar in History

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Upon graduation from the MA in History - Education program, students might choose to pursue a doctorate before beginning their careers. A doctoral degree would normally be required for those who wish to become a professor of history at a college or university or who wish to seek a career as a historical researcher.

Degrees graduates could pursue include (but are not limited to):

  • Doctor of Education in Teaching and Learning
  • PhD in History
  • PhD - History Education

Career Paths:

Having completed courses in instructional and curriculum development strategies and reviewing global and U.S. history, graduates of the Master of Arts in History - Education program might possess the skills and knowledge needed to teach historical concepts and events to college learners. They might pursue employment as instructors at:

  • Public or private colleges or universities
  • Community colleges
  • Junior colleges

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