Teacher Leadership Track
Students with an undergraduate degree in one of the seven core social studies disciplines (history, economics, political science, geography, psychology, anthropology or sociology) or social
studies education and initial licensure for social studies.
The Master of Education (Teacher Leadership Track) can be pursued on a
full-time or part-time basis. The program is oriented toward
improving results in teaching practice, as well as gaining critical knowledge,
skills, and dispositions in action research, professional development,
leadership, and working successfully with diverse learners in schools. The
program enhances social studies teaching capacity by providing advanced
knowledge of social studies content, methods, and assessments for high school
settings with diverse student populations. The program is aligned with the North
Carolina Advanced Competencies and the National Board for Professional Teaching
Standards. A culminating portfolio based on these sets of standards is
program outcomes for candidates completing the TLT M.Ed. with a Social Studies
- Enhance the development
of social studies teaching through participation in a planned
curriculum resulting in the M.Ed. degree with “M” licensure in secondary
- Obtain multi-disciplinary
exposure by completing coursework in any of the following disciplines (to
include options in multicultural and global education): anthropology,
economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology.
- Critically evaluate the
historical and contemporary conceptualizations of secondary social studies.
Engage in relevant social education research.
The program goals for the TLT M.Ed. (Social Studies Concentration) are to:
- Help candidates develop
expert 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.
- Applicants can obtain an application from the Graduate
- Two official transcripts are required from every college and university
- Three recommendations are also required, and should be submitted in sealed
envelopes to the Graduate School
- Applicants must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and submit
their test scores to the
- Applicants are required to submit a personal statement and a copy of an
updated resume with their application.
- A Residency Statement is required for applicants claiming
- Bachelor's degree in one of the core social studies disciplines (history, economics, political science, geography, psychology, sociology, anthropology), or social studies
- Initial licensure for social studies (9-12)
- Two years teaching experience
Core: (9 hours)
- TED 669 (3) Educational Implications of Learning & Developmental Theory
- TED 545 (3) Diverse Learners
- ERM 605 (3) Educational Measurement & Evaluation or ERM 604 (3) Methods of Educational Research
Pedagogical Expertise: (18 hours)
- TED 622 (3) Differentiated Instruction
- TED 631 (3) Trends in Teaching Practices and
Curriculum in Secondary School Social Studies
- Plus 12 hrs content courses, to include options in multicultural education
and global education
Professional Development/Leadership: (12 hours)
- TED 628 (3) Trends & Issues in Curriculum & Instruction or ELC 697 (3) Selected Critical Issues in American Education
or approved substitute
- TED 656 (3) Teacher As Leader
- TED 675 (3) Teacher As Researcher
- Plus 3 hrs elective
- Completion of Program of Study
- Successful completion of Advanced Competencies Portfolio
- Application for licensure through UNCG Licensure Officer
Wayne Journell, Secondary Social Studies Program Coordinator
Curry Building, Room 103A