This non-licensure master's program in Teaching – Secondary Social Studies, at American Public University System, will not lead to eligibility for teaching certification, and is intended for those who do not have and/or are not seeking any teacher licensure.
This master’s program is aligned with West Virginia Professional Teaching Standards (WVPTS), national content standards for secondary social studies, and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).
In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:
- Apply the central concepts, tools of inquiry, structures, contemporary theories, and paradigms in education that develop a classroom climate to enhance the social, emotional, physical, and psychological aspects of students.
- Create lesson segments that reflect theory and practice.
- Demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing when interacting with pupils, parents, teachers, and other school personnel.
- Design performance-based assessments, instruction, evaluation, and intervention plans.
- Use media and technology as tools for professional development and to promote student learning.
- Adjust teaching style and strategies without influence of bias to meet the needs of students regardless of cultural background, ethnicity, gender, learning style, at-risk condition, and/or disability.
- Model professionalism and high ethical standards in the classroom and develop appropriate strategies for self-evaluation as a means of assessing one’s own professionalism and teaching effectiveness.
- Demonstrate knowledge and skill in classroom management and discipline using effective means to develop and maintain a positive classroom climate.
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- Foundations of Curriculum and Instruction
- Educational Psychology
- Special Education Topics
- Effective Instruction for the Inclusive Classroom
- 21st Century Teaching and Learning
- Philosophy of Education
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
All APU graduate programs require you to have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
In addition, the following documentation is required for admission into this program, and must be provided prior to course registration:
- Official bachelor’s or master’s transcript showing conferral of degree
- School of Education non-certification questionnaire
- Graduate writing sample
- Signed statement of understanding (SOU) form
International350 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 350 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
National350 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 350 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
- Tuition Rates Per Credit Hour
- We charge a $50 technology fee (per course). Additional fees might apply.
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