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Course Code: EDUC546 Course ID: 2804 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course examines the development of behavioral objectives, materials, classroom instructional procedures, subject matter, diagnosis and remediation, and evaluation procedures consistent with the 10 national themes for social studies. In this course candidates develop necessary knowledge and skills to design, plan, and implement a secondary level social studies program. This course includes an overview of the social science disciplines and their concepts and generalizations; the methodology of historical study; strategies for teaching which include a variety of media and both teacher-centered and student-centered activities; and a discussion of the diverse settings in which social studies are taught. Current issues and topics in social studies education are also examined.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
05/21/2021 - 10/29/2021 11/01/2021 - 02/20/2022 November Fall 2021 Session K 16 Week session
08/31/2021 - 02/04/2022 02/07/2022 - 05/29/2022 February Winter 2022 Session K 16 Week session

Current Syllabi

Upon successful completion of this course, candidates will be able to:

  1. Discuss reasons to teach social studies and the relevance of social sciences curriculum in education.
  2. Discuss the 10 National Themes for Social Studies as a framework for social studies program design
  3. Discuss the “history” versus “social studies” debate and its impact on social studies curriculum development
  4. Describe the characteristics of an effective social studies curriculum.
  5. Explain the role of behavioral and performance-based objectives in teaching social studies and develop appropriate criterion and enabling objectives.
  6. Integrate social studies with other curriculum areas in secondary education.
  7. Explain the effects of curricular, instructional, and performance-based assessment patterns on an adolescent’s understanding of social studies concepts.
  8. Develop social studies lesson plans and other course control documents in four social studies disciplines to include evaluation strategies and assessment procedures.
  9. Teach social studies lessons from an integrated and interdisciplinary approach that meets the individual needs of a diverse student population in a fair and equitable manner.
  10. Implement social studies curriculum that supports ethical commitments and responsible and thoughtful citizenship.

Upon successful completion of this course, candidates will be able to:

  1. Discuss reasons to teach social studies and the relevance of social sciences curriculum in education.
  2. Discuss the 10 National Themes for Social Studies as a framework for social studies program design
  3. Discuss the “history” versus “social studies” debate and its impact on social studies curriculum development
  4. Describe the characteristics of an effective social studies curriculum.
  5. Explain the role of behavioral and performance-based objectives in teaching social studies and develop appropriate criterion and enabling objectives.
  6. Integrate social studies with other curriculum areas in secondary education.
  7. Explain the effects of curricular, instructional, and performance-based assessment patterns on an adolescent’s understanding of social studies concepts.
  8. Develop social studies lesson plans and other course control documents in four social studies disciplines to include evaluation strategies and assessment procedures.
  9. Teach social studies lessons from an integrated and interdisciplinary approach that meets the individual needs of a diverse student population in a fair and equitable manner.
  10. Implement social studies curriculum that supports ethical commitments and responsible and thoughtful citizenship.
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Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.