Online Degrees for History Teachers

Find out about degree options allowing aspiring history teachers to study online. Get tips about courses available in these programs along with information about how online programs work. Schools offering Teaching - Social Science degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What Online Degree Options Are Available for History Teachers?

Online history education programs are available at the undergraduate and graduate level. Education Specialist in Secondary Education (Ed.S.) programs with a history emphasis may also be available online; an Ed.S. is considered a 'sixth-year' program, falling somewhere between a master's degree and a doctoral degree.

Degree LevelGraduate and undergraduate
Online AvailabilityFully
Common CoursesAmerican political system, French Revolution, Islamic civilization, medieval history, religious wars
Facts About Online CoursesAvailable in text, video, and audio formats; assignments are submitted online, communication with professors and fellow students through discussion boards and chat rooms.

Eligibility requirements for an undergraduate program include a high school diploma or the equivalent. You'll need a bachelor's degree to apply to a master's program in history education; some schools require a bachelor's degree in history or a related field. You may need a teacher's license to qualify for master's program enrollment. Online Ed.S. programs in teaching history require a master's degree in history in additional to professional teaching experience.

What Courses Will I Take?

Some programs at the undergraduate level may allow students to choose from a specialization in American history, world history or European history. You'll learn specific history-teaching methods and class management techniques. Online bachelor's-level courses you could take include:

  • United States through 1877
  • American political system
  • The French Revolution
  • Islamic civilization
  • Culture and economics before the 19th century
  • Problems in teaching history

Most master's degree programs can be tailored to your interests, like Appalachian history or Latin American history. You'll usually need to write a thesis paper on a research topic of your choice to graduate. Some programs offer a non-thesis option that includes additional coursework in place of a written thesis. You might take courses like:

  • Chinese culture and society
  • Medieval history
  • Religious wars
  • Theory and practice in education

Online Ed.S. programs usually require at least 30 credit hours of coursework. You may need to complete a final project. Your curriculum may explore some of the following topics:

  • Learning environments
  • Teaching strategies
  • American popular culture
  • History of American Immigration
  • Reconstruction following the Civil War

How Do Online Programs Work?

Online programs cover the same courses and information as on-campus programs. Qualified instructors will make online lessons available to you in text, video or audio formats and grade the assignments you submit online. You can communicate with your fellow students through discussion boards or chat forums. You may need to complete a student teaching experience, which must be done in-person.

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