NHD Grad Credit




Graduate Credit Opportunity Available for Educators!

Revolutionize your classroom with National History Day (NHD)! Starting this fall, NHD will offer an online graduate course for teachers and librarians who want to implement a project-based curriculum into their secondary classrooms using the framework of the NHD program.


Course: Introduction to Project-Based Learning Using the National History Day Curriculum Framework


Dates: September 15 to December 15, 2014


Cost: $600, includes tuition and materials


Description: The course will provide practical advice as well as pedagogical strategies. Teachers will earn three graduate credits from the University of San Diego while creating classroom-ready materials customized to the needs of their students. Teachers will work on independently-paced modules with weekly deadlines. This allows a teacher to complete his or her work at any time of day from anywhere in the world. At the end of this course, participants will be able to analyze the reasoning behind project-based learning and its connections to Common Core Curriculum and C3 Framework, develop an action plan to implement NHD into their specific classrooms, create classroom materials that can be used at each stage of the inquiry process, and develop a portfolio of research resources to help them develop connections to assist their students with the research process.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Where do I register for the course?

To register, go to:www.nhd.org/onlineeducation


How long do I have to register?

Registration is open until: Friday, August 14, 2014.


Who can I contact if I have questions?

For more information contact: lynne@nhd.org.


What will the work be like?  I’m a busy teacher….

The work of the course will involve reading NHD resources and materials, contributing to a weekly online discussion board, and creating classroom-ready materials for the level and group of students you are teaching.


How do deadlines work?

There is one deadline each week – at midnight (ET) on Sunday evenings.   You can complete your work at any time during that week.


I’m a school librarian.  Can this work for me?

Absolutely.   We are hoping to have enough school librarians sign up to create a section that will be tailored to their needs.  But even if that doesn’t happen, your assignments will focus on working with students from your perspective.


Can I audit the course?

Unfortunately, at this time there are no provisions for teachers to audit this course.