Teaching World History Credential

Graduate students in the History Department may pursue a credential in Teaching World History as part of their professionalization portfolio. 

Want to learn more? WHC Research Associate Ali Straub interviewed Dr. Bethany Wade about her experience pursuing the World History Teaching Credential and how it shaped her teaching and experience on the job market. Listen Here!

Students are eligible for this credential once they have fulfilled the following requirements:

1. Taken the graduate course designed by Prof. Diego Holstein on Teaching World History
2. Designed a syllabus for a World History survey (likely a requirement in the above-mentioned course)
3. Taken at least two courses with transregional or world historical perspectives
4. Taught a stand-alone World History class, which eligible ABD graduate students in the History Department have several standing opportunities to teach each year.

Students should send evidence of having met the requirements for the Credential to WHC@PITT.EDU 

1. A brief cover letter explaining how they have met the requirements
2. Their unofficial transcript 
3. A syllabus they designed for a World History survey course in the context of coursework or preparation for comprehensive exams
4. The syllabus from a stand-alone World History course they have taught 

World History Center leadership will review the submission and notify the student’s advisor and the Graduate Director about whether they deem the student to have successfully met the credential criteria. Please contact WHC@Pitt.edu with questions. 

Congratulations to our World History Teaching Credential Awardees

Dr. Matthew Plishka and Leonardo Moreno Alvarez, Spring 2022

Dr. Aura Jirau Arroyo, Spring 2021

Dr. Bethany Wade, Spring 2020

Dr. Marcy Ladson, Spring 2019