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Now Offered Fully Online and Accepting Applications

As demand for dual credit opportunities in Texas secondary schools increases, so does the need for qualified teachers to teach these courses.

The Graduate Certificate for Dual Credit Teaching in United States History will provide an opportunity for instructors who already have a master’s degree in another area to be credentialed to teach Dual Credit U.S. History courses.

The newly established Graduate Certificate for Dual Credit Teaching in U.S. History is now accepting applications.

Students who participate in the certificate program may apply their completed credit hours toward a Master of Arts in Public History from St. Mary’s University.

Certificate Timing

The certificate includes 18 credit hours of graduate-level courses in U.S. History.

It is expected to be completed in seven months, allowing the educator to be eligible for credentialing in 2021.

Students will complete 12 credit hours in summer 2020 (six credits per five-week session) and six credit hours during Fall 2020. 

All courses will be offered in an online format (Summer I: May 26 to June 26, 2020; Summer II: June 29 to July 31, 2020), and Fall: Aug. 18 to Dec. 9, 2020).

Both Fall courses will include scheduled online class meetings in the evenings, and summer courses may include scheduled online meetings.


All courses are offered online. The required Graduate Certificate in Dual Credit Teaching in U.S. History courses are:

  • HS 7350 Topics in U.S. History: Gender (Summer 2020)
  • HS 7353 Topics in U.S. History: Social and Economic History (Summer 2020)
  • HS 7352 Topics in U.S. History: Political and Military History (Summer 2020)
  • HS 7351 Topics in U.S. History: Race and Ethnicity (Summer 2020)
  • HS 7343 United States in World History (Fall 2020)
  • HS 7345 History of the American West and Borderlands (Fall 2020)


Students interested in pursuing the Graduate Certificate for Dual Credit Teaching in U.S. History must complete an online application and submit a transcript from the highest degree-granting institution (bachelor’s or master’s).

Please note: An unofficial copy of your transcript can be used to apply for admission to the program. If enrolled in the program, students will be required to submit an official transcript within four weeks of the start of class.

Certificate Cost

The Graduate Certificate for Dual Credit Teaching in U.S. History program is offered at a fixed rate of $12,000, which includes tuition, required fees and course materials.

Financial Aid

Students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate for Dual Credit Teaching in U.S. History are not currently eligible to receive federal or state financial assistance.

Military, their dependents and Department of Defense employees may be eligible for a tuition discount.

Please contact the Office of Financial Assistance at 210-436-3141 or for additional information or visit

Learn More About the Graduate Certificate for Dual Credit Teaching in U.S. History

For more information, contact Lindsey Wieck, Ph.D., Public History Graduate Program Director, or Carolyn Tubbs, Ph.D., Associate Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

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