May 18, 2022  
2016-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    
2016-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ED 6360 - Teaching Middle and Secondary School Social Studies


(ED 4360)
(3)

Students explore and analyze a variety of issues and approaches to the teaching of middle and secondary school social studies. The development of curriculum is emphasized, as well as the development of quality assessments and learning activities. Students participate in on-campus teaching demonstrations and varied sample instructional activities. Students prepare a unit of instruction and demonstrate their understanding of the major concepts and tools of the social studies disciplines. This course, additionally, will prepare the pre-service and in-service teachers about the challenges of today’s modern classroom; therefore, it will focus on how to best serve English language learners, underperforming students, and a diverse student body. Critical thinking and problem solving will be central to the training of the students. This course includes a non-credit field placement experience. The graduate-level course requires independent accelerated additional coursework appropriate for the graduate level.