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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 current course offerings, visit the university course schedule.

Fall 2018:
HIST 502: Foundations of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (Wednesday evenings)
HIST 534: East Asian History (1800-1945) (Monday evenings)
HIST 552: Minnesota History (Tuesday evenings)
HIST 581: Civil Rights in the Twentieth Century (online)
HIST 608: Research Seminar: Revolutionary and Napoleonic Atlantic World (Tuesday evenings)

Spring 2019:
HIST 515: England since 1603 (Thursday evenings)
HIST 530: Aztecs, Incas, and Mayas (online)
HIST 555: Revolutionary and Early National America, 1763-1820 (online)
HIST 604: Reading Seminar: Indigenous History (Tuesday evenings)

Summer 2019 (tentative):
HIST 530: The British Caribbean and Colonial America (online, 5/20-6/21)
HIST 532, sec 1: Pirates of the Atlantic World (online, 6/24-7/26)
HIST 532, sec 2: East Asian History and Culture: An Overview (online, 6/24-7/26)

Fall 2019:
HIST 530: Minnesota 1862 (online)
HIST 531: Modern Europe (Monday evenings)
HIST 602: Reading Seminar: Modern Middle East (Wednesday evenings)

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 Lori Ann Lahlum at the Department of History; 507-389-6334

Graduate Certificate Plan of Study