May 23, 2018  
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Arts in Teaching Social Studies (certification program)

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Coordinator, Department of History, Law and Political Science and Program Director, Secondary Social Studies Education:
Martin R. Menke, Ph.D.
Office: Regis Hall 104
Phone: (603) 897-8603

Director of History, Law and Political Science:
George Kaloudis, Ph.D.
Office: Sylvia Trottier Hall 325
Phone: (603) 897-8574

The Master of Arts in Teaching in Social Studies is designed to fulfill requirements for New Hampshire Certification for Teaching Secondary Social Studies. The program also fulfills most or all requirements for secondary certification in many other states.

Degree Requirements (39 credits)

The program director, depending on the student’s educational background and preparation, may authorize substitutions in the program.

Content Area Courses (18 credits)

  • Four electives, chosen with approval of the program director Credits: 12

Internship/Seminar (6 credits)

Requirements that must be met prior to enrollment in SST 635 - Internship/Seminar:

  • Acceptance into the Professional Educator Preparation Program after successfully completing twelve credit hours at Rivier University and successfully completing at least one early field experience.
  • 75 hours of early field experiences (EFE) successfully completed as part of the two methods courses and the Graduate Colloquium are required before SST 635.
  • Approved application to the teaching internship the semester before intending to begin the internship.

Other Requirements

  • Meet with the program director to register for courses
  • Successful completion of a comprehensive examination during the break (summer or Christmas before the culminating internship.)
  • Obtain a passing score on the licensing tests as required by the New Hampshire Department of Education.
  • Maintain an electronic portfolio that demonstrates student mastery of New Hampshire Department of Education, Rivier University, Professional Educator Preparation Program, and Department of History and Political Science competencies.

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