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2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Arts in Teaching Social Studies (non-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
E-mail: mmenke@rivier.edu

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

The Master of Arts in Teaching Social Studies without a recommendation for certification is designed for teachers who wish to increase their knowledge of the learner, knowledge of pedagogy, and knowledge of social studies. The program is designed to support teachers as they increase their classroom competencies. Students’ programs are individualized to meet their background, goals and needs. Individuals without teacher certification who wish to prepare for teaching at some later date may also choose this program.

Degree Requirements (36 credits)

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

Education Courses (9 credits)

Select three courses in educational theory, curriculum design and development, exceptional learners, literacy, counseling, management, testing, and evaluation. See Education Department course listings.

Content Area Courses (21 credits)

  • Five electives, chosen with approval of the program director Credits: 15

Thesis (3 credits)

Other Requirements

  • Meeting with director to register for courses
  • Successful completion of a Comprehensive Examination

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