Secondary Social Studies: New Literacies and Global Learning

Students at computerIncreasing the Capacity of Teaching and Learning Social Studies in a Rapidly Changing World

The social studies concentration is a 30 hour program. All history and social studies teachers enrolled will take 4 Core Courses along with an additional 6 courses focused on teaching and learning history and social studies. These courses include advanced, graduate-level content courses in history and the social studies.

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Core Curriculum

Core curriculum will consist of 4 courses which is 12 hours of coursework.

  • ECI 546 New Literacies and Media
  • ECI 524 Theory and Research in Global Learning
  • ECI 523 Teacher as Researcher
  • ECI 508 Teachers as Leaders

Specialty Coursework

Specialty curriculum typically consists of 6 courses which is 18 hours of coursework.

1. Social Studies Education Courses (9 hours):

  • ECI 525 Contemporary Approaches in the teaching of Social Studies
  • ECI 526 Theory and Research On Teaching and Learning Social Studies
  • ECI 727 Special Problems in Curriculum & Instruction OR ECI 630 Independent Study in Curriculum & Instruction

2. Restricted Elective. Select one course (3 hours):

  • ECI 500 Theory and Practice In Teaching Diverse Populations
  • EDP 582 Adolescent Development
  • EDP 504 Advanced Educational Psychology
  • ECI 511 Computer Applications and Curriculum Integration
  • ECI 512 Emerging Technologies for Teaching and Learning
  • ECI 513 Videography for Education
  • ECI 514 Multimedia Design and Applications in Inst.
  • ECI 515 Internet Applications and Web Page Design in Instruction
  • ECI 516 Design and Evaluation Of Instructional Materials
  • ECI 517 Advanced Multimedia Design and Applications in Instruction

3. Social Studies Content Courses (6 hours):

  • Choose two courses from social studies disciplines (history, political science, economics, anthropology, or geography). Others courses in social studies pedagogy or content may be substituted with approval of the advisor.