Certificates of Advanced Study in Public History

A 12-credit hour Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) is available to students currently pursuing an M.A. in Public History at MTSU, to MTSU alumni who hold an M.A. in Public History, and to applicants who hold an equivalent M.A. from another university. The CAS program has four options, described in greater detail below: Historic Preservation, Heritage Studies, Museum Management, and Archival Management

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL CAS PROGRAMS:
Completion of a CAS program requires a portfolio review. The portfolio is to include (1) a summary of experiential learning projects completed as part of certificate courses, with appropriate work products included, and (2), a 5000-8000 word reflective essay synthesizing experiential learning in relation to public historical scholarship, e.g., historiography, theory, methods, principles .

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CAS IN HISTORIC PRESERVATION . The CAS in Historic Preservation enables students to take advanced coursework and conduct fieldwork under the staff at the nationally recognized Center for Historic Preservation and the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area.

MAJOR FIELD CORE: 3 cr. hrs.
HIST 6520 Seminar in Historic Preservation
ELECTIVE COURSES: 9 cr. hrs. Selected from:
HIST 6220 Seminar in Public Programming
HIST 6225 Oral History Theory and Methodology
HIST 6551 American Architectural History
HIST 6555 Archaeology and Public History
HIST 6530 Seminar: Administration of Historical Organizations
HIST 6560 Seminar in American Material Culture
HIST 6993 Current Issues in PH Practice
HIST 6994 Advanced Projects in PH

CAS IN HERITAGE STUDIES . The CAS in Heritage Studies enables students to take advanced coursework and conduct field projects in association with Stones River National Battlefield and other historic sites.

MAJOR FIELD CORE: 6 cr. hrs.
HIST 6560 Seminar in Cultural Resources Management
HIST 6225 Oral History Theory & Methodology
ELECTIVE COURSES: 6 cr. hrs. Selected from:
HIST 6190 State and Local History
HIST 6220 Seminar in Public Programming
HIST 6545 Seminar in Collections Management
HIST 6555 Archaeology and Public History
HIST 6560 Seminar Amer. Material Culture
HIST 6993 Current Issues in Public History
HIST 6994 Advanced Projects in Public Hist.

CAS IN MUSEUM MANAGEMEN T . The CAS in Museum Management enables students to take advanced coursework in museum studies and provides opportunities to conduct field projects in association with area museums.

MAJOR FIELD CORE : 3. cr. hrs.
HIST 6540 Seminar in Museum Management
ELECTIVE COURSES : 9 cr. hrs. Selected from:
HIST 6220 Seminar in Public Programming
HIST 6225 Oral History Theory and Methodology
HIST 6530 Seminar: Administration of Hist. Organizations
HIST 6545 Seminar in Collections Management
HIST 6555 Archaeology and Public History
HIST 6560 Seminar in American Material Culture
HIST 6993 Current Issues in PH Practice
HIST 6994 Advanced Projects in PH

CAS IN ARCHIVAL MANAGEMEN T . The CAS in Archival Management enables students to take highly specialized courses through the Archival Education Collaborative, an intercollegiate partnership that provides comprehensive archival training in accordance with SAA guidelines. The AEC includes Louisiana State University, Auburn University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and MTSU. AEC courses are taught using compressed video via Internet 2.

MAJOR FIELD CORE : 3 cr. hrs.
HIST 6620 Seminar in Archival Management
ELECTIVE COURSES: 9 cr. hrs. Selected from:
HIST 6220 Seminar in Public Programming
HIST 6225 Oral History Theory and Methodology
HIST 6530 Seminar: Administration Historical Organizations
HIST 6545 Seminar in Collections Management
HIST 6590 Practicum in Archival Management
HIST 6630 Topics in Archival Management
HIST 6993 Current Issues in PH Practice
HIST 6994 Advanced Projects in PH