Master of Education in Instruction and Curriculum with an Emphasis in Advanced Content Specialization-History

Interested in this program? Apply now or contact the College of Education's Student Information and Services Center for additional information at 616-331-6650 or

This program is designed for teachers who wish to further develop their knowledge and competencies in their specialized content area and also in teaching at the middle or high school levels.

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Social Foundation Courses - Take one course (3 credits):
EDF 671 Educational Policy and Practice
EDF 672 Social & Cultural Foundations of Education              

Emphasis Area Courses (9 credits):
EDI 639 Curriculum Development
EDI 637 Assessment: K-12 Models and Practices
EDI 638 Facilitating School Environments

History Concentration (15 credits):
Section 1: Historical & Research Methods (3 credits)
HST 600 Historiography
HST 605 Techniques in Local and Archival History
HST 680 Selected Topics in History
Section 2: U.S. History (3 credits)
HST 625 The United States in the Nuclear Age
HST 680 Selected Topics in History: U.S.
Section 3: Non-Western History (3 credits)
HST 630 The Middle East in the Twentieth Century
HST 632 A History of Brazil
HST 633 Issues in Third World History  
HST 680 Selected Topics in History: Non-Western
Section 4: European History (3 credits)
HST 643 The French Revolution
HST 648 European Origins of World Wars I and II
HST 680 Selected Topics in History: European

Research Foundation Course (Prerequisite to ED 693/695) (3 credits):
EDF 660 Educational Inquiry and Evaluation

Capstone (Application form required.  Apply in advance.  Advisor approval required) (3 credits) (Select One):
ED 693 Master's Project
ED 695 Master's Thesis

Application deadlines (Thesis/Project):  February 15 for spring/summer, May 15 for fall,
September 15 for winter semester.


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