Social Studies Education

MA in Social Studies Education: Programs of Study

MA in Teaching Social Studies, Grades 7–12, Initial Certification (30 credits)

Curriculum Courses (6 credits)
Curriculum Courses (6 credits)

Course ID

Points

Course Title

SOCED-GE.2047

3

Key Debates in US History

SOCED-GE.2048

3

Key Debates in World History

Pedagogical Content (9 credits)
Pedagogical Content (9 credits)

Course ID

Points

Course Title

SOCED-GE.2146

3

MA Seminar in Social Studies

SOCED-GE.2042

3

Teaching Social Studies in the Middle and Secondary School

TCHL-GE.2515

3

Language and Literacy Acquisition and Development

Pedagogical Core (8 credits)
Pedagogical Core (8 credits)

Course ID

Points

Course Title

TCHL-GE.2010

3

Inquiries into Teaching and Learning

SPCED-GE.2162

3

Educating Students with Disabilities in Middle Childhood and Adolescent Settings

TCHL-GE 2515

2

Adolescent Learners in Urban Contexts

Student Teaching (6 credits)
Student Teaching (6 credits)

Course ID

Points

Course Title

SOCED-GE.2911

3

Student Teaching in Social Studies: Middle and High School I

SOCED-GE.2922

3

Student Teaching in Social Studies: Middle and High School II

Culminating Experience (3 credits)
Culminating Experience (3 credits)

Course ID

Points

Course Title

SOCED-GE.2140

3

Culminating Seminar in Social Studies

Additional Requirements
Additional Requirements

Course ID

Points

Course Title

TCHL-GE.2005 0

Fieldwork in Schools and Other Educational Settings

TCHL-GE.2999 0

The Social Responsibilities of Teachers: Drug and Alcohol Education/Child Abuse Identification and School Violence Prevention/DASA

Total Credits: 30

 

MA in Teaching Social Studies, Grades 7-12, Professional Certification (30 credits)

Courses Linking Social Studies Content to Social Studies Pedagogy (12 credits)
Courses Linking Social Studies Content to Social Studies Pedagogy (12 credits)

Course ID

Points

Course Title

E23.2047

3

Social Studies Curriculum: US History

E23.2048

3

Social Studies Curriculum: World History

E23.2146

3

MA Seminar in Social Studies

An additional 3-credit course linking content to pedagogy will be be selected by student with approval of advisor.

 Content Specialization

Based on their previous social studies course work and professional needs and interests, students will take a total of 15 credits divided between courses in this section and courses in the section below (Courses Addressing Theories and Strategies for Adapting Curriculum and Instruction), with the approval of their advisor. These courses in social studies content can be taken within the Social Studies Education Program, History Department, Applied Statistics, Social Science, and Humanities Department, or in another department related to social studies within the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Possible courses include the ones listed below. Others are available by advisement.

Content Specialization

Course ID

Points

Course Title

E23.2304

3

The City as Resource in Historical Research

E55.2175

3

What Are Schools For? Historical Perspectives

E55.2174

3

History of American Education and Society: Race and Ethnicity

G57.1809

3

Slavery, Colonialism, and Revolution in the Caribbean

Courses Addressing Theories and Strategies for Adapting Curriculum and Instruction

Based on their previous social studies course work and professional needs and interests, students will take a total of 15 credits divided between courses in this section and courses in the section above (Content Specialization), with the approval of their advisor. These courses offer theories and strategies for adapting curriculum to meet the special needs of students. Possible courses include:

Courses Addressing Theories and Strategies for Adapting Curriculum and Instruction

Course ID

Points

Course Title

E25.2078

3

Language and Literacy for Upper Grades

E75.2051

3

Foundations of Curriculum for Diverse Learners

E75.2162

3

Educating Students with Special Needs in Middle Childhood and Adolescence

E63.2272

3

Adolescent Development: Theory and Research

Culminating Seminar (3 credits)
Culminating Seminar (3 credits)

Course ID

Points

Course Title

E23.2140

3

Culminating Experience: Social Studies and History Workshop

Total Credits:  30

 

MA in Teaching Social Studies and Teaching Students with Disabilities, Grades 7-12, Initial Certification (41 points)

General Pedagogical Core (9 credits)
General Pedagogical Core (9 credits)

Course ID

Points

Course Title

TCHL-GE.2275

3

Language and Literacy Acquisition and Development

TCHL-GE.2010

3

Inquiries into Teaching and Learning III

TCHL-GE.2999

0

Drug and Alcohol Education/Child Abuse Identification/School Violence Prevention

TCHL-GE.2515

2

Adolescent Learners in Urban Contexts

EDCT-GE.2018

1

Integrating Education Technology in Teaching and Learning

Specialized Pedagogical Core (27 credits)
Specialized Pedagogical Core (27 credits)

Course ID

Points

Course Title

SPCED-GE.2162 

3

Educating Students with Disabilities in Middle Childhood and Adolescent Settings

SPCED-GE.2136

3

Psychological and Educational Assessments in Special Education

SPCED-GE.2052

3

Education of Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities

SOCED-GE.2042  3 Teaching Social Studies in Middle and Secondary School

SOCED-GE.2048

3

The Social Studies Curriculum: World History

SOCED-GE.2047

3

The Social Studies Curriculum: US History

SPCED-GE.2124

3

Individuals with Disabilities in School and Community

SPCED-GE.2108

3

Strategies for Teaching Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders

SOCED-GE.2146 3 MA Seminar in Social Studies
Student Teaching (5 credits)
Student Teaching (5 credits)

Course ID

Points

Course Title

TCHL-GE.2005

0

Fieldwork in Schools and Other Educational Settings

SOCED-GE.2911

2

Supervised Student Teaching I: Social Studies in the Middle School

SPCED-GE.2524

3

Student Teaching in Secondary Special Education

Total Credits:  41