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)
- 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.