The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

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History & Teaching Content Graduate Certificate

Mission Statement

The Certificate in History and Teaching Content will offer school teachers and other interested graduate students a current knowledge of world, western and United States history. The courses in the certificate program will place a special emphasis on relating content for the history classes and programs taught by elementary, middle and secondary-school teachers.

Admission Requirements

1. Completion of the online graduate application along with the non-refundable application fee.
2. Submission of an official transcript reflecting the highest degree earned from a regionally accredited college or university. Additional transcripts may be required depending on undergraduate course requirements by program.
3. Submission of letter of intent, no more than two pages, which answers the folowing questions:
a. How has your experience/education prepared you for graduate courses in history?
b. How will your knowledge, skills, and experiences contribute to this program’s learning community?
c. What do you hope to gain from this graduate certificate program?
4. Submission of the names and contact information for three (3) references familiar with your work. At least two of these references must be from professional colleagues (e.g. head of department, school principal or other administrator).
One of the two options must apply for acceptance into the program:
1. Baccalaureate degree in Elementary Education, Social Studies Education or History.
2. Baccalaureate degree in a related Social Studies field (e.g. Political Science, International Relations, Geography, Sociology, etc.) with at least two years of teaching experience in a Social Studies department or Elementary School classroom.
All material must be received by the CGC office and reviewed by the department to receive consideration for admission to this graduate certificate program. Coursework is not to begin until admission has been granted into the program.

Program Requirements

The Graduate Certificate in History and Teaching Content is a 12 credit hour program. Students must complete one required course and 3 elective courses, totaling four, three credit hour courses.
Required Course:
HIST-594—Histography for Social Studies Teachers
Elective Courses (select three):
HIST-560—History of the Non-Western World
HITC-501—History of the United States to 1877
HITC-502—History of the United States from 1877
HITC-503—South Carolina History
HITC-504—Europe and the World to 1500
HITC-505—Europe and the World from 1500
HITC-511—Special Topics in the History of the United States
HITC-512—Special Topics World History
Graduate Certificate in History and Teaching Content
Department of History
Dr. Keith Knapp

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