Spring registration now open for the Pace-Gilder Lehrman MA Program in American History

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Pace University are pleased to announce that registration for Spring 2019 courses is now open for the Master of Arts in American History through online courses for K–12 teachers affiliated with the Gilder Lehrman Institute. The online program offers the unique and affordable opportunity for educators to work with two dynamic and eminent institutions dedicated to lifelong learning and career preparedness.

Some facts about the program:

  • The Pace-Gilder Lehrman MA Program in American History is currently one of the largest online graduate programs offered by Dyson College at Pace University with 455 course enrollments by 366 students in fall 2018.
  • Students are enrolled from 48 of the 50 states as well as from abroad.
  • Students particularly enjoy the live Q&A sessions that give them the opportunity to question lead scholars, who are at the top of their individual fields.

Current students say

“I love the format, and you have really brought in some fantastic lead professors and section leaders!”

“The course readings and lectures are fantastic. The lead scholars are experts in their field and so engaging.”

“These lectures were quite possibly the most engaging lectures I have ever listened to. They capture my attention from start to finish. While a bit daunting at first look, the course reader has been a fantastic resources as well—both adding to my content knowledge and taking a fresh look at resources I have used in the past. I also love that even though this is an online course, it is still very much in the vein of a traditional course with both the online discussion boards and live Q&A sessions.”

“This course is amazing. I knew a lot about the subject matter going into the course, but I have learned a great deal. I am already using what I have learned in my own classroom.”

“The most valuable thing that I will work into my room is the depth of primary sources. We’ve been using GLI resources over the last several years, but this course has opened up a vast store of women’s views on the Revolution, and I look forward to sharing them with my students.”

The program continues in the Spring 2018 semester with four courses:

“The American Revolution” with Professor Denver Brunsman, George Washington University

“The Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass” with Professor David Blight, Class of 1954 Professor of American History, Yale University; Director, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition

“The Kennedy Era” with Professor Barbara Perry, Gerald L. Baliles Professor and Director of Presidential Studies at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center

“The Vietnam War” with Professor Fredrik Logevall, Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Applications for the Spring semester are open. Click here to apply.

In the coming weeks each of the courses and professors will be profiled here in Noteworthy.