University Catalog 2024-2025

Teaching (MA): Middle Grades Social Studies Concentration

Degree Requirements

Core Courses12
Principles of Developing and Interpreting Assessment ( 2 credit hours)
Exploring Diversity in Classroom and Community ( 3 credit hours)
Organization and Behavioral Management of Inclusive Classrooms (3 credit hours)
Teaching Internship: MAT (4 credit hours)
Concentration Requirements18
Required Concentration Courses12
Contemporary Approaches In the Teaching Of Social Studies
Theory and Research On Teaching and Learning Social Studies
Foundations Of Middle Years Education
Methods and Materials in Teaching Secondary Social Studies
Advanced Social Studies Courses6
For the additional 6 hours in the Advanced Social Studies Courses section, select six credits with the approval of the academic advisor including, if possible, the following courses
Theory and Research in Global Learning
Special Problems in Social Studies Education

Social Science courses may include 500- and 700-level courses of the following: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology; EDP 582 Adolescent Development / EDP 504 Advanced Educational Psychology


Full Professors

  • Margaret R. Blanchard
  • Aaron C. Clark
  • Jere Confrey
  • Cathy L. Crossland
  • Krista Dawn Glazewski
  • Karen Hollebrands
  • M. Gail Jones
  • Hollylynne Stohl Lee
  • John Kelly Lee
  • Soonhye Park

Associate Professors

  • K.C. Busch
  • Sarah Carrier
  • Cesar Delgado
  • Cameron D. Denson
  • Chu-Jen Huang
  • Jessica Hunt
  • Meghan Manfra
  • Angela Wiseman
  • Carl A. Young

Assistant Professors

  • Robin Anderson
  • Sunghwan Byun
  • Marissa Marie Sloan Franzen
  • Michael Andre Jarry-Shore
  • Tamecia Jones
  • Erin Krupa
  • Crystal Lee
  • Paula McAvoy
  • Amato Nocera
  • Jamie Pearson
  • Samantha Marshall Pham
  • Daniela Castellanos Reyes
  • William Reynolds

Practice/Research/Teaching Professors

  • Drinda Elaine Benge
  • Vandna Gill Bindra
  • Sarah Cannon
  • Cyndi Edgington
  • Nolan Edward Fahrer
  • Micha Jennine Jeffries
  • Jill Jones
  • Joanna Greer Koch
  • W. Matt Reynolds
  • Jared Stewart-Ginsburg

Emeritus Faculty

  • Candy M. Beal
  • Valerie Faulkner
  • Ruie J. Pritchard
  • Edward J. Sabornie