Master of Arts with a Specialization in Teaching American History and Government

An online Master of Arts program designed for social studies teachers

The fully-online Master of Arts with a Specialization in Teaching American History and Government (MASTAHG) offers teachers an integrated program which brings together the resources of Ohio's leading College of Education and the nation's premier liberal arts program for social studies teachers. Available as a fully-online, hybrid online/on-campus, or fully on-campus program, MASTAHG combines high-quality instruction from leading scholars with a flexible format.

Ashland's MASTAHG program is designed to prepare secondary school teachers for the challenge of teaching accelerated courses in American history and US government. The program combines the study of the people, ideas, and events that make up the American experience, with the latest theories in curriculum design and delivery.  This dual approach provides teachers with the expertise they need to effectively deliver college-level instruction at the high school level.

Courses are offered both in a traditional classroom setting at the Ashland main campus, at Ashland's regional centers, and online.  With a combination of online and on-campus study, the program may be completed in about two years.

The Key Facts About MASTAHG

  • May be completed Fully Online
  • Combines coursework in Education and in American History & Government
  • Designed for social studies teachers

Faculty Spotlight

Faculty

Jeremy D. Bailey is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Houston, where he holds a dual appointment in Honors and Political Science.

Bailey’s research interests include executive power, the presidency, and American political thought and development. He is the author of Thomas Jefferson and Executive Power (Cambridge University Press 2007) and coauthor of The Contested Removal Power, 1789-2013 (University Press of Kansas 2013). His articles have been published in American Political Science Review, Review of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and Publius:The Journal of Federalism. Bailey is now working on a series of coauthored articles on unilateral orders, and a book on James Madison and the problem of constitutional imperfection.

Bailey received his B.A. from Rhodes College and his Ph.D. from Boston College, where his dissertation was the 2004 co-winner of the APSA' s E. E. Schattschneider Prize for best dissertation in American politics. He joined the University of Houston in 2007.