Curriculum and Instruction, New Literacies and Global Learning (MS): Social Studies Education Concentration

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Degree Requirements

Core Courses12
New Literacies & Media
Theory and Research in Global Learning
Teacher as Researcher
Teachers as Leaders
Specialty Courses9
Foundations Of Middle Years Education
Research Applications In Curriculum and Instruction
Master's Thesis Research
Elective Courses15
Select a minimum of 15 hours listed under "Elective Courses" below
Total Hours36

Elective Courses

Select three courses from the following:9
Theory and Practice In Teaching Diverse Populations
Contemporary Approaches In the Teaching Of Social Studies
Theory and Research On Teaching and Learning Social Studies
Independent Study in Curriculum and Instruction
Special Problems in Social Studies Education
Introduction to Learning Design and Technology
Emerging Technologies for Teaching and Learning
Teaching and Learning with Digital Video
Developing and Delivering Online Instruction
Cultural Investigations and Technical Representations in Education
Social Studies Content Courses6
Select a minimum of two courses from a Social Studies discipline (history, political science, economics, anthropology, or geography) approved in conjunction with the academic committee
Total Hours15


Full Professors

  • Cathy L. Crossland
  • Jessica Theresa DeCuir-Gunby
  • John K. Lee
  • Patricia L. Marshall
  • John Nietfeld
  • Kevin M. Oliver
  • Edward J. Sabornie
  • Margareta M. Thomson

Associate Professors

  • Candy M. Beal
  • Sarah J. Carrier
  • Dennis Scott Davis
  • Deniz Eseryel
  • DeLeon L. Gray
  • Jessica Heather Hunt
  • Meghan McGlinn Manfra
  • James Minogue
  • Temple A. Walkowiak
  • Angela Michelle Wiseman
  • Carl A. Young

Assistant professors

  • Chandra Alston
  • Christy Michelle Byrd
  • Michelle Marie Falter
  • Jill Freiberg Grifenhagen
  • Shiyan Jiang
  • Crystal Lee
  • Paula McAvoy
  • Amato Nocera
  • Jamie Nicole Pearson
  • Jackie Eunjung Relyea
  • Jonee Wilson

Practice/Research/Teaching Professors

  • Drinda Elaine Benge
  • Vandna Gill Bindra
  • Sarah Cannon
  • Valerie Ness Faulkner
  • Ann D. Harrington
  • Kristin Hoffmann
  • Micha Jeffries
  • Jill Jones
  • Joanne Greer Koch
  • Linda McCabe-Smith
  • Julia O'Neal McKeown

Emeritus Faculty

  • John F. Arnold
  • Barbara J. Fox
  • Edwin R. Gerler Jr.
  • Lawrence Keith Jones
  • Susan Sinclair Osborne
  • Carol A. Pope
  • Ruie J. Pritchard
  • Norman A. Sprinthall
  • Lois M. Thies-Sprinthall
  • Ellen S. Vasu