MA - History, Concentration in History Education
Advisors: Dr. Patricia Evridge Hill, Dr. Libra Hilde
The MA History, Concentration in History Education is designed for middle and secondary school social science teachers. The curriculum broadens the candidate's knowledge of U.S. and World History. In addition, the program increases the candidate's academic proficiency in history subjects and his/her professional competence in special areas of interest within the field of history and social science education. This is a terminal degree. Candidates who plan to pursue more advanced graduate training in history should apply to the regular Masters degree program outlined above.
Requirements for Admission to Classified Standing
Admission to classified standing for the MA History, Concentration in History Education requires that the student has completed a Single Subject Social Science Teaching Credential, has completed a BA in History or passed the Social Science CSET Examination.
Completing the Course Requirements for the MA - History, Concentration in History Education
Following admission to the university and to the department, the student should consult the history department website and speak with an advisor regarding degree requirements and a proposed degree program. Candidates must complete 20 units of course work in one of the following fields of study: United States History or World History. Eight units may be taken in any field of history. Two units will focus on professional development. U.S. History specialists may apply one World History colloquium (HIST 220) to their primary field, and World History specialists may apply one U.S. History colloquium (HIST 210) to their primary field. Five courses and the 2 units of professional development-22 units-must be completed at the graduate level. All students must retain a 3.0 average to remain in the program and pass the comprehensive examination to receive the degree (see above for explanation of the Plan B examination).
|Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement|
|At SJSU, students must pass the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR). For information on the GWAR, please see http://info.sjsu.edu/gcw.html.|
|Requirements of the Masters||30|
|HIST 298. Special Study||1-6|
|Should be completed during student's first semester|
|United States History Primary Field||12|
|HIST 210A. Advanced Colloquium United States History||4|
|HIST 210B. Advanced Colloquium United States History||4|
|HIST 210C. Advanced Colloquium United States History||4|
|World History Primary Field||8|
|HIST 220. Advanced Colloquium in World History||4|
|Additional Graduate or Upper Division Courses||8-12|
COMPLETION OF THE FINAL WRITTEN COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION
Procedures for approval for the MA in History, Concentration in History Education are the same as for the general Masters degree except that, for this concentration, no foreign language is required.
The University requires that all graduate students complete the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) as a condition for advancement to candidacy. Please refer to the SJSU catalog section titled "Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement" for details. For graduate courses that meet the GWAR, please refer to the Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations website at www.sjsu.edu/gape/index.htm.