Curriculum and Instruction, MEd Concentration in ASTL: History
History educators engage students in creative learning activities that teach them to understand the importance of multiple perspectives and historical context.
The History concentration includes one geography and five required history courses. The concentration is designed for elementary, middle, and high school teachers who seek a foundation in the history courses that are taught within Virginia public schools.
The ASTL concentrations are for teachers and other educators with one or more years of teaching or education-related experience who want to continue to grow professionally. The program offers advanced study in a specific concentration area, including Virginia's Standards of Learning content areas, cohort classes, an innovative schedule, and the use of technology. The courses, aligned with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, help teachers think and practice as board-certified teachers. The program develops teacher-leaders who practice reflection through action-research, problem-based learning, and self-inquiry, and teacher expertise in a concentration that will identify the teacher as a potential leader in that area.
The program provides two options to experienced teachers and other educators. Educators with or without a master's degree may apply for the full master's degree program, which includes core and emphases, or an 18- to 21-credit graduate certificate program or advanced study in a particular area.
Core Courses (12 credits)
- EDUC 606: Education and Culture (3 credit hours)
- EDUC 612: Inquiry into Practice (2 credit hours)
- EDUC 613: How Students Learn (3 credit hours)
- EDUC 614: Designing and Assessing Teaching and Learning (2 credit hours)
- EDUC 615: Educational Change (2 credit hours)
*Concentration Courses (18 credits)
- GGS 520: Geography for Teachers (3 credit hours)
- HIST 510: Approaches to Modern World History (3 credit hours)
- HIST 601: Themes in U.S. History I (3 credit hours)
- HIST 602: Themes in U.S. History II (3 credit hours)
- HIST 605: Themes in European History I (3 credit hours)
- HIST 695: History Symposium (1-3 credit hours) (Must register for 3 credits)
Note: *Courses may be substituted with advisor-approved history electives.