The Master of Education: Teaching - Concentration in Secondary Social Studies program is ideal if you have earned a non-education-related bachelor's degree and now wish to acquire the knowledge and credentials to teach secondary students to understand the political, geographic, economic, and social world. In this program you will:
- Develop skills necessary to assist your students to work independently and collaboratively
- Learn to create and deliver lesson segments and develop curriculum
- Investigate technology as a tool for enhancing and developing student learning in the 21st century classroom
- Discover the classroom management skills used in maintaining a positive and constructive classroom climate
- Examine the theoretical and applied aspects of learning, motivation, and human development in the educational setting
- Complete on-site observations in a secondary school location near you
All courses other than student teaching are offered online. This West Virginia state-approved master's program is aligned with West Virginia Professional Teaching Standards (WVPTS), National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) standards, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), and the West Virginia 21st Century standards for teaching social studies.
This program is not designed to lead to certification or licensure. In order to make an informed decision about your education, prior to applying here we strongly encourage you to explore any state-specific or other requirements applicable to you, including with respect to certification, licensure, and certificate enhancements.
Concentrations are designed to help you group courses together so you can further specialize in your field and pursue a more focused path to degree completion.
Explore the concentrations available for this program.
- Curriculum and Instruction for Elementary Teachers
- Elementary Reading
- English Language Learners
- Instructional Leadership
- Online Learning
- Special Education
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- STEAM (STEM + the Arts)