Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Graduate School of Education
About the University
About the School
Degree Programs
Financial Aid
Student Services
Academic Policies and Procedures
Degree Requirements
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Programs
Doctor of Education (Ed.D) Programs - For Students Entering before 2010
Doctor of Education (Ed.D) Programs - For Students Entering in or subsequent to 2010
Master of Education (Ed.M.) Programs with No State Certification
Master of Education (Ed.M.) Programs with State Certification
Combined B.A./B.S./Ed.M. Five-Year Teacher Preparation Programs
Undergraduate Minor: Education as a Social Science
Nondegree State Certification Programs
Nondegree Skill Development Programs
Undergraduate GSE Courses (05)
Graduate GSE Courses (15)
Educational Administration and Supervision (230)
Adult and Continuing Education (233)
College Student Affairs (245)
Learning and Teaching--General Electives (250)
Early Childhood/Elementary Education (251)
English Literacy/Language Arts (252)
Language Education (253)
Mathematics Education (254)
Nondepartmental Graduate Courses in Education (255)
Science Education (256)
Social Studies Education (257)
Creative Arts Education (259)
Design of Learning Environments (262)
Teacher Leadership (267)
Educational Psychology (290)
Educational Statistics, Measurement, and Evaluation (291)
Special Education (293)
Gifted Education (294)
Learning, Cognition, and Development (295)
Counseling Psychology (297)
Reading (299)
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education (310)
Ph.D. in Education Courses (16)
Faculty, Administration, and Centers
Divisions of the University
Camden Newark New Brunswick/Piscataway
  The Graduate School of Education 2014–2016 Courses Graduate GSE Courses (15) Social Studies Education (257)  

Social Studies Education (257)

Graduate Courses (Social Studies Education 257)

15:257:560 Introduction to Social Studies Education (3)

Introduces concepts underlying instruction, development in curriculum and materials, and related topics.

Required of all graduate students in social studies education.
15:257:561 Analysis of Social Studies Curricula (3) Seminar on understanding, evaluating, and generating social studies curriculum, with a special focus on historical thinking and historiography.
15:257:562 Workshop in Social Studies Education (3) Designed to give graduate students in the social studies education program direct and practical preparation for their fall student teaching placements. Using a workshop format, the course will help students develop their content knowledge, identify and analyze appropriate teaching materials, and consider pedagogical issues related to their grade level, school, and subject area. The class will include small- and large-group working sessions and discussions, student presentations, and guest speakers. The course will culminate in the creation of "teaching supplements," which students will submit and circulate in digital form. Prerequisites: Admission to either the five-year or postbaccalaureate/credential program in social studies education. Successful completion of Introduction to Social Studies Education, and Materials and Methods for Social Studies. Enrollment in the teaching internship in social studies education for the fall semester immediately following this course.
15:257:563 Censorship in Social Studies Education (3) A seminar on theories, cases, and proposals regarding censorship in society and the schools; emphasis on social studies courses and the relation of academic freedom to censorship.
15:257:564 Social Studies in the Elementary School (3) The impact on the elementary school of new developments in social studies and new refinements in teaching social studies; content, method, materials, and general curricular implications.
15:257:566 Liberty versus Equality in Education (3) Seminar on the values approach to equalizing educational opportunity; topics include school financing, student segregation, home and neighborhood backgrounds, and teacher expectations; ways of reducing inequality examined in light of the tension between the American values of liberty and equality.
15:257:567 Human Rights and Education (3) This course examines critical relationships between education in the United States and the core concepts, policies, and practices of international human rights. Course topics include the historical development of human rights law and policies, the rights of children, historical and contemporary conflicts in the United States with the right to public education and the rights of educators, and the theory and practices related to building a human rights culture in school settings.
15:257:568 Topics in Social Studies Education (3) Seminar focusing on a selected topic of current interest. Topics differ each time the course is offered. Consult instructor for description of topic under study. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
15:257:569 Making Citizens: Civic Identity, Learning, and Action (3) Explores the theory and practice of civic education in contemporary schooling; examines current and historical literature on the topic of civic education and engagement; and considers the shaping and negotiation of students' emerging civic identities within and across multiple contexts.
15:257:659 Research Problems in Social Studies Education (3) Problem areas in social studies education; relevant and potential research topics and appropriate methodologies of study. For doctoral students. Normally taken prior to 15:257:660.
15:257:660 Seminar in Social Studies Education Research (3) Current research in social studies education and development of research proposals. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
15:257:664 Social Studies Education Practicum (BA) Laboratory course. Develop and field test a sequence of materials in social studies. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
15:257:665 Independent Study in Social Studies Education (BA) Each student identifies and studies a substantive problem or issue in social studies education. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
For additional information, contact RU-info at 732-445-info (4636) or
Comments and corrections to: Campus Information Services.

© 2015 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. All rights reserved.