Does a MAT in history mean you have a masters in history?

I'm thinking no but I'm not really sure. Thanks.

2 Answers

  • 7 years ago
    Best Answer

    A MAT qualification in History means a Master of Arts in Teaching in History. 'The Master of Arts in Teaching History is designed for liberal arts graduates who wish to begin preparation for teaching history at the middle school or secondary level or practicing teachers who desire to expand their understanding of the educational process while increasing their formal education in history.'

    The Masters then is not in History but in Teaching, to have a Masters in History, you'd have a MA.

  • 7 years ago

    Absolutely not. A master's in history will require you to be narrowly focused in a very specific area of historical study, often with substantial original research required. Meanwhile, teaching degrees focus on teaching pedagogy, with wide scope of knowledge in history - which means no specialization because the time is otherwise spent in teaching topics.

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