New graduate program launched for social studies teachers

A new master’s degree program at the University of Delaware offers a unique combination of classes in teaching methods, or pedagogy, and in world history and global studies content for certified social studies teachers.

“Graduate courses for practicing teachers often focus only on pedagogy, but in this program the students are enhancing their content knowledge of world history, which is often their first love,” said Barry Joyce, associate professor of history and co-coordinator of social studies education in the College of Arts and Sciences. “You can’t enhance a school curriculum just with pedagogy or just with content. That’s why we wanted to offer both.”  Read more…

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