Department of
Teacher Education and Higher Education

  1. Master of Education
  2. M.Ed. Handbook (PDF)
  3. M.Ed. Portfolio Guidelines(PDF)
  4. Chemistry
    1. Teacher Leadership Track
  5. Elementary Education
    1. Classroom Practice Track
    2. Teacher Leadership Track
  6. English/Language Arts
    1. Teacher Leadership Track
  7. Instructional Technology
    1. Teacher Leadership Track
  8. Mathematics
    1. Teacher Leadership Track - Middle/Secondary Mathematics Education
    2. Teacher Leadership Track - Elementary Mathematics Education
  9. Middle Grades Education
    1. Classroom Practice Track
    2. Teacher Leadership Track
  10. Reading Education
    1. Teacher Leadership Track
    2. Reading Add-On Licensure
  11. Social Studies
    1. Classroom Practice Track
    2. Teacher Leadership Track
  12. Science
    1. Classroom Practice Track
    2. Teacher Leadership Track
  13. TESOL
    1. Classroom Practice Track
    2. Teacher Leadership Track

Social Studies:
Classroom Practice Track

Designed for:

Students with an undergraduate degree in anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology who wish to pursue a combined masters degree in education and teaching licensure for social studies education (9-12).

Program Description:

The Master of Education (Classroom Practice Track) program in social studies education is designed to prepare excellent social studies teachers for high schools. The program enhances social studies teaching capacity by providing knowledge and clinical experience of social studies content, methods and assessments in high school settings with diverse student populations. The program is aligned with the North Carolina Advanced Competencies and a culminating portfolio based on these standards is required.

Application Process:

  • Application should be made online. Go to http://www.uncg.edu/grs for accessing the online application process called Apply Yourself.
  • Applicants must take the general Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and submit their test scores to the Graduate School at UNCG. The GRE can be taken online by making an appointment with ProMetric Testing Center in Greensboro at 336-854-4230.
  • One official transcript is required from every college and university attended.
  • Three letters of recommendations are required and can be completed online or mailed in sealed envelopes. http://www.uncg.edu/grs/prospective/forms.html.
  • Applicants are also required to submit a personal statement (2-3 pages) and an updated resume.
  • A Residency Statement is required for applicants claiming North Carolina residency.

Pre-requisites/Co-requisites:

  • HEA 201 or equivalent
  • One composition course
  • One literature course
  • One science course
  • One math course (college algebra or higher)
  • PSC 100 and 260 or equivalent
  • ATY 212 or equivalent
  • TED 535 or equivalent
  • ECO 101 and 202 or equivalent
  • HIS 211 and 212 or equivalent
  • One European history or western civilization course
  • One non-western history course
  • One world geography course
  • One regional geography course
  • SOC 101 or equivalent

Program of Study:

Core: (9 hours)

  • TED 669 Educational Implications of Learning and Developmental Theory (3), or TED 622 - Differentiated Instruction, or approved substitute
  • TED 545 Diverse Learners, (3), or TED 646- Intro to Equity Education (3), or approved substitute
  • ERM 605 (3) Educational Measurement & Evaluation

Pedagogical Expertise: (21 hours)

  • TED 553 (3) Trends in Teaching Practices and Curriculum in Social Studies
  • Plus 18 hrs content courses at 500-600 level

Professional Development/Leadership: (12 hours)

  • TED 638 (3) Seminar in Secondary Education
  • TED 680a (6) Clinical Experience in Teaching
  • TED 680b (3) Clinical Experience in Teaching Seminar

Plan of Study to be completed and signed by advisor:
Plan of Study (word)
Plan of Study (pdf)

Licensure Process:

  • Completion of Program of Study.
  • Successful completion of Technology Portfolio.
  • Successful completion of Advanced Competencies Portfolio.
  • Acceptable scores on required PRAXIS exams.
  • Application for licensure through UNCG Certification Officer.

Contact Person:

Dr. Wayne Journell, Secondary Social Studies Program Coordinator
School of Education Building, Room 408
wayne_journell@uncg.edu

Program Outcomes:

The program outcomes for candidates completing the CPT M.Ed. with a Social Studies Concentration are:

  • Enhance the development of initial social studies teachers through participation in a planned curriculum resulting in the M.Ed. degree with both initial and "M" licensure in secondary social studies
  • Understand the philosophy and mission of secondary social studies education
  • Understand human development and the implications for secondary education
  • Stimulate sensitivity to the differing environments, customs, and values which condition the behavior of individuals, groups, and societies
  • Critically evaluate the historical and contemporary conceptualizations of secondary social studies
  • Engage in relevant social education research
  • Become critical reflectors on the curricular and instructional processes of secondary social studies teaching and learning obtain multi-disciplinary exposure by completing 18 semester hours of coursework in any of the following disciplines: anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology (with nine hours from a single discipline and the other nine hours divided among three additional disciplines)

Program Goals:

The program goals for the CPT M.Ed. (Social Studies Concentration) are to:

  • Maintain high standards for admission to teacher education
  • Provide candidates with expert as well as basic knowledge in social studies education
  • Help candidates understand the social, political, cultural, geographical, economical, and historical forces operating in society and their impact on citizenship education
  • Stimulate sensitivity to the differing environments, customs, and values which condition the behavior of individuals, groups, and societies
  • Encourage collaboration between teacher education and discipline-based faculty in program planning and implementation
  • Provide multidisciplinary exposure involving coursework in education, the humanities, the social sciences, and the behavioral sciences
  • Integrate professional studies with planned field and clinical experiences

 

 

Page updated: 13-Oct-2011

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