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TCH/515

Teaching Methods: Secondary History/ Social Studies

Online

Format

$525

Estimated Tuition

credits

Total credits

weeks

Course length

Start when you're ready

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11 Jan 2022

Enroll by 1pm Central: 07 Jan 2022 09:00:00 AM

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Teaching Methods: Secondary History/ Social Studies

Course level: Continuing Teacher Education

This course explores the application of basic instructional methods and strategies of teaching social studies in middle school and high school settings. Participants identify the educational needs of secondary students by exploring current instructional and assessment theory; national, state, and local standards; and social issues that are found in various social studies courses. The course also helps prospective educators develop skills in selecting and adapting delivery methods and behavior management plans for diverse individual students and student populations. This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky.

Prerequisites

None

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

History and Social Studies Education Content Knowledge, History, and Trends

  • Review the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) thematic standards.
  • Examine trends in the history of social studies instruction in public schools.
  • Identify current trends and issues in the teaching of social studies.

Standards, Curriculum, Assessments, Rubrics, and Instructional Approaches

  • Review state and national social studies standards and assessments.
  • Analyze the implications of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) themes for instruction.
  • Identify various strategies for assessing social studies learning objectives for all learners.
  • Analyze formative and summative social studies assessments and rubrics.
  • Identify examples of project-based social studies assessments and rubrics.
  • Review approaches to unit and lesson planning in teaching social studies.
  • Propose innovative instructional strategies and materials used to teach social studies to adolescents.
  • Analyze ways in which differentiating instruction
  • occurs in the social studies classroom.
  • Identify ways in which classroom management techniques can enhance the social studies classroom.
  • Describe methods to incorporate reading and writing strategies into social studies lessons.

Integrating Literature, Technology, and Media

  • Analyze the legal and ethical issues regarding the use of technology in the classroom.
  • Incorporate the use of technology in social studies instruction.
  • Identify online websites and media sources for the teaching of social studies.
  • Compile a list of fiction and nonfiction literature to enhance the teaching of social studies.

Parent, Teacher, and Community Collaboration; Professional Development

  • Explore strategies to utilize community resources in the social studies classroom.
  • Explore the range of social, health, educational, and language-related service agencies and other resources that are available at school or off-campus.
  • Examine how family and personal experiences shape teaching and learning perceptions in the social studies or history classroom.
  • Explain the importance of parent-teacher communication and collaboration.
  • Determine strategies for increasing the level of parental involvement.
  • Review the roles of social studies professional organizations.
  • Analyze professional resources available to social studies teachers.
  • Identify professional development opportunities in social studies

Prerequisite details

Prerequisites details

A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process.

To meet a course prerequisite requirement, a student must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Successfully completed the prerequisites course at University of Phoenix

  • Provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution.

  • Have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.

Prepare your documents

During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution, be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript.

Still have questions?

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(866) 354-1800

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University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) or its predecessor for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

 

Next steps

Start a conversation about your future with an enrollment representative today.

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Transfer credit

Credit Transfer

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The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. Although our continuing teacher education courses are accepted by some state agencies in the United States toward teacher certifications and endorsements, this may not be the case in all states or foreign jurisdictions. If you plan to use courses for certification or endorsement, please check with your own state agency and your school district for applicability. Continuing teacher education courses are not eligible to apply to degree programs at University of Phoenix. These courses are not eligible for federal financial aid. Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative. If you have a question contact us at (866) 354-1800.

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