History, M.A., Accelerated Pathway

Candidates for the accelerated pathway program are highly motivated students in our bachelor of science program. Like them, they are interested in pursuing a greater understanding of particular events, seeking why and how things happened, but also how to relate this information to middle school or high school students. Often serving as coaches, team leaders, tutors, or assistants, their investigations into the human experience and research into the origins, nature, and effects of historical change become an exercise to hone their skills for the practice of teaching. Many of them will work towards this pathway beginning in their freshmen year and apply during their junior year. As seniors they will begin master’s level work in history and will have the opportunity to conduct research with their professors and for the highly motivated to purse departmental honors work. Upon the completion of the combined bachelor’s and master’s degree and awarding of teacher certification, many of our graduates find employment in Connecticut schools and are well placed to share their knowledge and pedagogical skills.