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

David F. Krugler is Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, where he has taught since completing his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1997. He is a historian of the modern United States, with interests in the Cold War, national security, and race relations. His first book, The Voice of America and the Domestic Propaganda Battles, 1945-1953, was published in 2000 by the University of Missouri Press. This Is Only a Test: How Washington, D.C., Prepared for Nuclear War (Palgrave Macmillan) appeared in 2006. Recently, he has completed a book manuscript entitled Making America Safe for Democracy: African Americans’ Fight against Mob Violence after World War I. He has given presentations on this topic at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin; the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois; and the 2011 annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians. In 2009, the journal, Washington History, published his article “A Mob in Uniform: Soldiers and Civilians in Washington’s Red Summer, 1919.”

Dr. Krugler is the past recipient of research grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Organization of American Historians, and the White House Historical Association. In spring 2011, he was a fellow at the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.