New Pace–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History

August 22, 2018 (New York, NY) - The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Pace University are pleased to announce a new program offering a Master of Arts in American History through online courses for K–12 teachers everywhere. The online program offers the unique opportunity for educators to work with two dynamic and eminent institutions dedicated to lifelong learning and career preparedness.

Led by top professors from Harvard, Columbia, Yale, Pace, and more, these courses allow students to learn from and interact with the best and brightest in the field and explore American history from the pre-Columbian through the Vietnam War eras. Video lectures are complemented by live, face-to-face digital Q&A sessions with professors and are supported by Pace University, experienced in delivering high-quality online degrees.

Pace–Gilder Lehrman courses allow participants in the Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School network to pursue a graduate degree or take individual courses as desired, on their own schedule, from anywhere in the world. Students can successfully complete a master’s degree in American history for minimal cost.

Gilder Lehrman Institute president James Basker explains: “Teachers are able to enroll in affordable graduate-level courses without leaving their jobs, their families, or their hometowns. Even teachers in remote areas can revitalize their knowledge of and interest in American history and pass on their excitement and enhanced knowledge to students. We are thrilled to work with a world-class university like Pace, with its wealth of resources and long track record in online education.”

Marvin Krislov, president of Pace University, elaborates: “We at Pace have a great tradition of providing education and skills to our graduates so that they can succeed in the workplace. That’s why we are so excited to be in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute. This innovative graduate program will help history teachers across the country bring American history to life in the classroom.”

The program begins in the Fall 2018 semester with four courses: “Women in the American Revolution” with Professor Carol Berkin of the CUNY Graduate Center, “The American Civil War” with Professor Allen Guelzo of Gettysburg College, “World War II” with Professor Michael Neiberg of the US Army War College, and “Race and Rights in America” with Professor Lucas Morel of Washington and Lee University.

About the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Founded in 1994 by Richard Gilder and Lewis E. Lehrman, visionaries and lifelong supporters of American history education, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to K–12 history education while also serving the general public. Drawing on the 70,000 documents in the Gilder Lehrman Collection and an extensive network of eminent historians, the Institute provides teachers, students, and the general public with direct access to unique primary source materials. The Institute’s programs have been recognized by awards from the White House, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Organization of American Historians, and the Council of Independent Colleges.

About Pace University

Since 1906, Pace has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in Lower Manhattan and Westchester County, NY, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. A 2017 study by the Equality of Opportunity Project finds that Pace graduates are out-earning their parents and peers, bucking a nationwide trend for millennials.