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The History and Social Science (Social Studies) Education program is a one year (minimum) graduate licensure program in which students earn a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction with a postgraduate professional license for History and Social Science (social studies) 6-12. The program is designed to prepare secondary level (6-12) teachers to teach engaging, powerful, challenging, and authentic social studies

The history and social science program offers students the opportunity to join a small cohort of preservice teachers and learn from nationally renowned social studies teacher educators. The program is designed to blend theory and practice and provide a supportive space for preservice teachers to join a learning community where they can construct a philosophy of teaching and learning, and begin to develop a range of disciplinary-specific inquiry-based strategies for the planning, teaching, and assessment of history and social science in the 6-12 classroom. The program always works closely with the Department of History to support a Dual MA program in Curriculum and Instruction and History.

What You’ll Study

The program is designed to provide space to begin to play and develop a critical yet entrepreneurial eye with regard to self, school, student learning, digital technologies, content, and context. The program prides itself with developing teacher leaders/scholars who know how to support the teaching of all students within standards-based settings. The job placement rate within Virginia and beyond is excellent.

Coursework includes foundational courses in social foundations of education, content specific literacy work, psychological foundations of education, and educating exceptional learners. As part of the social studies education cohort the two methods courses are carefully aligned with intensive field experiences, and coursework in inquiry-based learning and digital technologies. The methods courses also uniquely brings together social studies preservice teachers with English Language Arts preservice teachers to explore interdisciplinary connections. The design and development of individual electronic portfolios form the capstone of the program. In 2012 the program alongside English education and Music Education was recognized as a University Exemplary Department/program for effectively integrating ePortfolios to improve student learning.

Career and Professional Development

Virginia Tech offers a History and Social Science Education (social studies) program in which candidates earn a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction only. The History and Social Science education program at Virginia Tech is designed to prepare reflective teachers who are ready, willing, and able to facilitate the type of systematic critical literacy work that is a vital part of preparing 21st century citizens to become thoughtful and nuanced readers of the word and the world, both past and present.

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College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Öğrenim seçenekleri

Full Time (1 yıl)

Okul ücreti
USD $13,807 for 9 or more credit hours

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Başlangıç tarihi

21 Ocak 2020, 26 Mayıs 2020, 8 Temmuz 2020, 24 Ağustos 2020

Yer

Virginia Tech

925 Prices Fork Road,

BLACKSBURG,

Virginia,

24061, United States

Giriş koşulları

Türkiye gelen öğrenciler için

Regular Admission to a graduate degree is open to an applicant whose grade point average (GPA) meets or exceeds the 3.00 required by the Graduate School for the last half of the credits earned for the undergraduate (bachelors) degree, and whose academic background meets the requirements of the admitting academic unit. A graduate degree, or at least 12 credits of graduate coursework taken post-baccalaureate, while in graduate status, will supersede the undergraduate record in evaluating credentials for admission. International English Language Testing System (IELTS): A minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based test (PBT) or 80 on the internet-based test (iBT) is required for consideration of the application. On the iBT, sub scores of at least 20 on each subtest (Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing) are required for admission. A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required for admission.

Uluslararası öğrenciler için

Bachelor’s degree with 3.00 GPA for regular admission status is required (last 60 hours of coursework).

Testing Requirements:

TOEFL iBT 90.0

A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required for admission.

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Kurum, 1.000 hektarı aşkın bir arazi üzerinde kurulu 200’den fazla binası ile kampüs genelinde 110’ün üzerinde lisans programı sunar.

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