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2021-2022 School of Graduate Studies Catalog 
2021-2022 School of Graduate Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDC 772 - Methods of Teaching History and the Social Sciences I

3 Credit(s) This course is the first of two designed to provide students with the training to be a teacher of History and Social Studies at middle or high school level. It will offer a general study of the background and philosophies of teaching History and Social Studies, with a focus on methods and materials in the classroom, curricular issues and professional concerns, analysis of the teaching/learning processes, and a study of relevant national standards and the Massachusetts state standards for History and Social Studies. The course represents a continuation of student’s growth in attaining the Professional Standards of Teaching (PSTs), revisiting many of them at the practice level before demonstrating them in the practicum semester. Three lecture hours per week. Field placement and field-based assignments are required.
Pre-requisites: Permission of the department chairperson and acceptance into licensure program.