The Master of Arts in Social Studies in World History is a two-year program intended to provide an intensive, integrated and interdisciplinary study of world history. This program is designed for teachers who desire to increase their knowledge of all facets of world history through an interdisciplinary approach that will stress application to current issues and challenges in the global community.
Our first year students participated in a seminar discussion with Yagyu-sensei, a Social Studies teacher from Mihara Junior High School, who connected from Hiroshima via distance learning technology.
Our cohort also joined with 15 Japanese teachers who are currently taking classes at the University of Delaware in a joint program sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. American and Japanese teachers collaborated during two seminars, sharing ideas and best practices for teaching in general and World History in particular.
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A new master's degree program at the University of Delaware offers a unique combination of classes in teaching methods, or pedagogy, and in world history and global studies content for certified social studies teachers. Read more.
"The Masters in Social Studies in World History program would be an incredible asset. One of the biggest obstacles for current teachers is finding a flexible but impressive Masters program. As a teacher, I find that there are not enough hours in a day. Contrary to popular belief, teaching is not an easy profession; even though school ends at 3, the work is never done. Grading, planning, meetings, and extra-curricular activities, turn a day job into a lifestyle. . . . This new program however, would benefit teachers like me. With the real-time distance learning seminars, teacher candidates in Delaware and beyond would be able to participate."