On-line MA Program Features
UNCW's History Department plans on launching, for Fall 2014 a brand new, 30-hour, purpose-designed History Master's Degree for working professional educators. The program will focus on enriching content knowledge and promoting exchange and discussion between participants and our faculty.
This program is designed to strengthen and sustain a love of history in a learning environment created for dedicated teachers. It qualifies its graduates for salary increases and strengthens participants' existing ability to bring history to life in the classroom with new and deeper knowledge.
Two-Year Program: Students will take two sequential on-line courses and still participate in two summer institutes. The course of study is complete after four semesters and two summer institutes.
On-line Courses: The central focus of the Fall- and Spring-semester coursework is on reviewing major issues and recent historiography related to the Common Core history curriculum. The Fall- and Spring-semester courses are entirely on-line and asynchronous. Faculty-moderated, professional discussions integrate course materials and assignments, and can be completed alongside of your personal and professional obligations.
Two, 2-week summer institutes will take place in July during UNCW's second Summer Sessions. One week of instruction will be held on campus each summer; the remainder of the coursework can be completed on campus or via distance learning.
Non-Thesis: The capstone experience for the program focuses on hands-on application of content to teaching situations and lesson planning. The capstone experience also includes the production of a historiographic essay and comprehensive exams derived directly from course content and will be held during the second summer session. No thesis is required.
All courses are taught by regular UNCW faculty.
Streamlined admissions process does not require the GRE. Preferred applicants are North Carolina professional educators in both public and private educational institutions. The deadline for applications will be April 1, 2014.
On-line tuition prices for distance education apply to Fall-and spring-semester courses. The approximate tuition for the two-year program totals $6, 200 for in-state students, not including books. Summer pricing reflects on-campus rates for tuition and fees and does not include housing for the on-campus period.