The M.Ed. in History Education program is designed for those teaching at the secondary or college level in the field of history. This coursework examines the major tenets of understanding historical traditions of thought by examining perspectives across time, people groups, and geographical locations. Utilizing critical thinking, the rationale and emerging patterns driving issues are traced to their roots in political, cultural, social, and ideological perspectives. The courses are craftedto integrate historical content and enhance teaching strategies while modeling intellectual processes essential for solving real-world problems. By generating critical analysis skills, learners examine the rationale and emergent patterns beneath issues, tracing the cause and effect to blend creativity with the practical. Attention is given to strategies to support personal change in thinking, reasoning, and decision making as they influence content, community, and cultural aspects of society.
- Assess contributions in the field of history by applying, evaluating, and revising ideas, designs, and approaches to solve problems which promote application of cognitive and psychological foundations to increase personal and corporate productivity.
- Evaluate theories, standards, and principles within the critical frameworks of history to identify appropriate methods for engaging in content, including ways to evaluate and conduct research.
- Demonstrate knowledge of organization or industry standards and collaborative strategies by incorporating multiple resources to ensure the application of diverse viewpoints and ethical reasoning when endeavors require critical and creative thought.
- Devise approaches which exercise multiple perspectives to engage, explain, and express how experts within a field of history consider evidence as a means to generate new options which also helps to establish and maintain a climate of mutual respect, trust, collegiality, and support.
- Demonstrate awareness of critical issues within the field of history, requiring both a personal response and a professional position, which impact communities, regions, nations, and global concerns.
- Apply advanced skills, including the ability to document, to improve observation and organization of critical elements within the field of history.
- Promote skills in leadership by incorporating collaborative, data-driven decision making which leads to contributions in the field of history, enhances the function of an organization, or engages in meaningful and relevant endeavors.
The mission of the M.Ed. History education is to provide educators with a deeper knowledge of a focus in history and government. Students gain understanding historical traditions by examining perspectives across time, people groups, and geographical locations.