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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Graduate Certificate in History

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    Professional Development

    Improve your effectiveness as a high school or community college teacher.

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    Qualifies teachers to teach college-level courses.

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    Step Towards Master's

    Credits in the certificate program can be applied to a Master's degree.

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    On Campus or Online

    Classes can be taken online or on the Mankato campus.

Designed for History and Social Studies Teachers

The Department of History at Minnesota State University, Mankato has launched a Graduate Certificate in History.  This new program is designed to accommodate both secondary-school teachers and community college instructors who would like to further their professional development, give licensed teachers the proper credential for teaching History in "College in the Schools" courses, or earn the first credits toward an eventual Master's degree. Although the certificate can be completed entirely on-line in one year, students may also choose to take one or two courses per year.

This certificate will prepare teachers for teaching college-level courses prescribed by the Higher Learning Commission (18 credits), and includes four, 4-credit 500-level courses and a 2-credit capstone where teachers design lesson plans and student projects gained from the courses for inclusion in their own History curriculum.  The graduate courses can be taken on the Mankato campus or online.

Our schedule of online and evening courses includes:

To see the department's full list of Spring 2018 offerings, visit the university course schedule.

Fall 2017:
HIST 502: Foundations of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (Tuesday evenings)
HIST 506: Renaissance and Reformation (Wednesday evenings)
HIST 531: Irish History (Monday evenings)
HIST 532: East Asian History (online)
HIST 610: Research Seminar in US History: Civil War Era (Thursday evenings)

Spring 2018:
HIST 530: Baseball in America (Monday evenings)
HIST 531: Cultures of Imperialism (online)
HIST 608: Reading Seminar in World History: Colonial Latin America (Wednesday Evenings)

Summer 2018:
HIST 532: The Modern Middle East
HIST 510: Classical World of Greece and Rome

How to Apply

To apply, prospective students should submit the online application via the College of Graduate Studies. Applications should include a copy of the student's transcript.

For inquiries or to learn more about the Graduate Certificate, please contact Chris Corley at the Department of History; 507-389-6374

Graduate Certificate Plan of Study
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