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

Key Facts About MASTAHG

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

MASTAHG Course Delivery Formats

History & Political Science Courses

Classroom

Courses with HIST and POLSC prefixes are available as face-to-face courses during the summer semester in a convenient weeklong format (that is, the complete 2 semester hour course is completed in six days).

Online

HIST and POLSC prefixed courses are available yearround as synchronous online courses via Webex. Classes have a regular meeting day and time. During the fall and spring semesters, classes are offered on an eight week schedule; during the summer semester, classes are offered on two and four week schedules. 

Education Courses

Online

Classes are conducted online with no face-to-face sessions. Course meetings are typically asynchronous (that is, the course has a start date, end date, and assignment due dates in between, but no regularly scheduled required meetings along the way). Students access the course content and engage in instructional activities to facilitate learning through Blackboard, the University’s Learning Management System (LMS). Students may be required to interact with the instructor and/or other students synchronously via the LMS or other electronic tools. Clear guidelines are provided within the course. Students should be comfortable with independent work and use of technology. Access to high-speed internet is required. You can review various resources at https://ashland.blackboard.com/ to become acquainted with the LMS. Online classes have a delivery code of “OLC” in the schedule.

Hybrid

Class sessions typically include a combination of face-to-face, synchronous, and asynchronous meetings. Students access course content and engage in instructional activities to facilitate learning through Blackboard and face-to-face sessions. Face-to-face meeting dates/times are listed in this schedule. These are required meeting dates/times; therefore, additional face-to-face courses with similar meeting dates/times cannot be scheduled. Hybrid classes have a delivery code of “HBR” or “HOLC” in the schedule.

Virtual Classroom

Class sessions are a combination of classroom and online where students can attend via Zoom or face-to-face.

Classroom

Classes are conducted in a traditional classroom setting in regularly scheduled sessions at the Ashland University Main Campus or at AU's regional centers in Columbus, Ohio and Elyria, Ohio. Face-to-face meetings occur during the entire semester during the listed times. Students may be required to engage with Blackboard to access course content. Classroom-based classes have a delivery code of “CLR” in the schedule.

Key Facts About MASTAHG

Key Facts About MASTAHG

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

MASTAHG Course Delivery Formats

MASTAHG Course Delivery Formats

History & Political Science Courses

Classroom

Courses with HIST and POLSC prefixes are available as face-to-face courses during the summer semester in a convenient weeklong format (that is, the complete 2 semester hour course is completed in six days).

Online

HIST and POLSC prefixed courses are available yearround as synchronous online courses via Webex. Classes have a regular meeting day and time. During the fall and spring semesters, classes are offered on an eight week schedule; during the summer semester, classes are offered on two and four week schedules. 

Education Courses

Online

Classes are conducted online with no face-to-face sessions. Course meetings are typically asynchronous (that is, the course has a start date, end date, and assignment due dates in between, but no regularly scheduled required meetings along the way). Students access the course content and engage in instructional activities to facilitate learning through Blackboard, the University’s Learning Management System (LMS). Students may be required to interact with the instructor and/or other students synchronously via the LMS or other electronic tools. Clear guidelines are provided within the course. Students should be comfortable with independent work and use of technology. Access to high-speed internet is required. You can review various resources at https://ashland.blackboard.com/ to become acquainted with the LMS. Online classes have a delivery code of “OLC” in the schedule.

Hybrid

Class sessions typically include a combination of face-to-face, synchronous, and asynchronous meetings. Students access course content and engage in instructional activities to facilitate learning through Blackboard and face-to-face sessions. Face-to-face meeting dates/times are listed in this schedule. These are required meeting dates/times; therefore, additional face-to-face courses with similar meeting dates/times cannot be scheduled. Hybrid classes have a delivery code of “HBR” or “HOLC” in the schedule.

Virtual Classroom

Class sessions are a combination of classroom and online where students can attend via Zoom or face-to-face.

Classroom

Classes are conducted in a traditional classroom setting in regularly scheduled sessions at the Ashland University Main Campus or at AU's regional centers in Columbus, Ohio and Elyria, Ohio. Face-to-face meetings occur during the entire semester during the listed times. Students may be required to engage with Blackboard to access course content. Classroom-based classes have a delivery code of “CLR” in the schedule.

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.