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The M.A.T. in History program is designed primarily for elementary and secondary teachers of history and social studies. The M.A.T. degree does not, however, lead to a Nevada public schools teaching certificate for grades K-12; such certification is available only through the College of Education. Most students in the M.A.T. program already have received this certification.
No competence in a foreign language is required for completion of the M.A.T. program. The M.A.T. program does not require a thesis.
Applicants to the M.A.T. program must hold the baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year college or university, with a major or a 24-semester-credit minor in history, education (history or social-studies emphasis), or a closely related discipline. A cumulative grade point average of 2.75 (unless the applicant has demonstrated unusual promise during his or her junior and senior years), a statement of purpose, and at least one letter of recommendation are also required for admission to Graduate Standing in History. Applicants must have at least one year's teaching experience or its equivalent at the primary and/or secondary level before the semester in which they seek to enter the M.A.T. program. The GRE examination is not required for M.A.T. applicants. Detailed information on applying to the M.A.T. program can be found here.
Note: Chronological and geographical fields are aligned with the Washoe County School District history standards. The lists of courses here is not comprehensive: additional courses may count toward particular fields, with the permission of the Graduate Advisor. Learn more about the Work Fields.
To determine appropriate courses, consult with the Graduate Advisor and the faculty member supervising the field.
Note: Several topical courses may or may not be appropriate to one or more chronological fields; the student should consult with the Graduate Advisor and the instructor to ascertain whether these courses fulfill the requirements in a specific field. These courses include History 606, 627, 680, 681, 687, 694, 695, 712, 713, 714, 724, 740. Relevant courses from other departments in Arts & Science and Education may be included, with the approval of the Graduate Advisor and the History faculty member supervising the field.