EDSS 6560 Principles of Social Studies Instruction
Credit Hours 3.0
Corequisites EDCI 6600
Description

Students examine instructional procedures, teaching strategies, technology, and evaluation procedures for middle and secondary school social studies.

EDSS 7540 Theory and Pedagogy of Social Studies Instruction
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Students examine current issues, strategies, materials, and technology related to the teaching and learning of social studies at the middle and secondary levels. Current literature in social studies curriculum, teaching, and research in social studies education are investigated.

EDSS 7560 Teaching History and the Social Sciences
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Study focuses on contemporary issues in the teaching of history and the social sciences. Students examine middle and secondary level content and pedagogical strategies in the 6-12th grade social studies curriculum.

EDSS 7570 Social Studies Concepts and Issues
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Study focuses on the application of historical and social science concepts, skills, and processes to the analysis of critical social issues. The student undertakes an interdisciplinary analytic approach to defining, analyzing, and evaluating alternative topics and issues in the social studies curriculum.

EDSS 8290 Learning, Curriculum and Instruction in Social Studies
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Students examine the historical evolution of and issues in the social studies curriculum (i.e. history, economics, government, etc) and the nature of learning demanded by historical and social science knowledge. (Repeatable when topics change).

EDSS 8420 Topics in the School Social Studies Curriculum
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 3.0
Description

Investigates selected topics related to the middle and/or secondary social studies curriculum. (Repeatable).

EDSS 8550 Trends and Issues of Teaching Social Studies
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Examines current problems, trends, and curriculum issues related to teaching social studies in middle and secondary schools. (Repeatable).