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Graduate Certificate Programs in History

The Department has two graduate certificate programs:  History and Public History.  The Graduate Certificate in History is designed for teachers teaching dual-enrollment courses at the high school level, needing 18 graduate hours in the discipline as per Higher Learning Commission (HLC) requirements.  

The Graduate Certificate in Public History is not designed as a teacher-credentialing program.  It allows a focused study in public history for those students interested in the subject.  It may be pursued as a stand-alone program or may be combined with the M.A.

Graduate Certificate in History (for teachers)  18 credit hours total

The graduate certificate program is meant for teaching professionals in community colleges and high school who teach college-level courses and who need to meet the 18 hour coursework goal of the Higher Learning Commission.

The History Graduate program at Emporia State will offer this certificate which will fulfill the above needs as part of our regular online curriculum. The student will be required to take the two semester course offerings in American Historiography (HI 701 and HI 702) and elective readings courses among a wide variety of topics in both American and world history.

Required

-HI 701: American Historiography to 1877

-HI 702: American Historiography since 1877

6 hours total (two classes)

 

Electives

Graduate Reading classes on topics of interest to students in both American and world history.  These choices are offered every semester, including summer sessions.  All courses at the 700 level and above are considered to be graduate level.

12 hours electives total (four classes)

Graduate Certificate in Public History  15 credit hours total

The Graduate Certificate in Public History is not designed as a teacher-credentialing program.  It allows a focused study in public history for those students interested in the career opportunities at museums, interpretive centers, and nonprofits.  It may be pursued as a stand-alone program or may be combined with the M.A.  Note:  The Graduate Certificate in Public History requires on-campus study.

Core:  3 hours

HI 701: US Historiography Through Reconstruction or HI 702: US Historiography Since Reconstruction

Electives: 9-11 hours from the following

Either of HI 701: US Historiography Through Reconstruction or HI 702: US Historiography Since Reconstruction if not taken to satisfy core requirement (3)

HI 530: Santa Fe Trail (1-2)*

HI 595: Preserving the Past Through Performance (3)*

HI 710: Readings in World History (3)**

HI 740:  Readings in US History (3)**

HI 892: Museum Internship (3-6)

AN 701: Anthropology of Great Plains (1-3)

PO 510:  Nonprofit Management (3)*

9-11 hours total

Capstone:  1-3 hours

HI 790: Directed Readings I (1-3)

Total: 15 hours

*Courses offered at both the undergraduate and graduate level must be taken at the graduate level to count toward the graduate certificate

**HI 710 and HI 740 may each be repeated if not the same topic.