Non-matriculating degree students will have the option of enrolling in a series of courses leading to a certificate in one of three areas:
- European History
- American History
- World History
The Certificate option will appeal especially— but not exclusively—to those educators already well along in their teaching careers and interested in qualifying for either Act 48 or “Highly Qualified” status.
Consistent with the mission statement for the graduate program in History per se, the Certification Option aims to “help students to correlate and synthesize information from various fields, to relate the theoretical to the practical, and to develop values in the liberal arts tradition.” They are thus in a position to pursue advanced studies in history, or to advance in their current positions.
The goals of each certificate are the following:
- To provide an overview of a particular area with the objective of comprehending an understanding of the area of concentration
- To enable students to apply the certificate toward further studies
Student Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this program, the students will be able to:
- Be able to read primary source historical documents in their area of specialty
- Contextualize historical events using different analytical methods
- Apply information to current job placements
Program Specific Information
Students will complete four courses (12 credits).
Course sequence is flexible. Courses include:
- HIS 510 Historiography
- A readings course appropriate to the area
- HIS 610 Readings in American History OR
- HIS 620 Readings in European History OR
- HIS 630 Readings in World History
- Two appropriate graduate History electives
Degree or Certificate Earned
Number of Courses Required for Program Completion
Number of Credits Required for Program Completion
GPA Required for Program Completion
Program Contact Information
Department of History
Hayman Hall, room 342
Staff Contact Information
George Stow, Ph.D.
Professor and Graduate Director
Hayman Hall, room 342
Director: George B. Stow, Ph.D.
Professors: Desnoyers, Leibiger, Stow
Associate Professors: Allen, Jarvinen, Stebbins
Assistant Professor: Jallow
Lecturer: Frassetto, R. Ryan
Professor Emeritus: Rossi, Ryan
All course descriptions may be found in the main menu under Graduate > Courses: A-Z.