School of Education - George Mason University

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.

Beginning Fall 2020, the History concentration will be replaced with the History/Social Science concentration.

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 ASTL program is aligned with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards to help teachers think and practice like highly skilled and reflective board certified professionals. The program helps educators to develop as content-area leaders who practice reflection through critical inquiry. Teachers graduate with newfound capacities for planning and enacting instruction that recognizes and responds to students as lifelong learners.

Experienced teachers with or without a master's degree may apply for the ASTL Master's Degree program, which includes 18 credits in the Concentration area and 12 credits in the education Core.

Core Courses (12 credits)

*Concentration Courses (18 credits)

Note: *Courses may be substituted with advisor-approved history electives.

Total: 30 credits

ASTL History Concentration Form (pdf)