Department to Offer Courses for Dual Credit Teachers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 20, 2009
Earn Graduate Credit This Summer

The History Department at UTEP is pleased to announce two intensive, graduate-level course offerings for summer 2009. Both are highly recommended for secondary teachers preparing to teach dual-credit history.*

History & Biography

Course info: History 5305, CRN 33058 (3 credit hours)

Schedule: M-F, 9 am-2 pm, June 15-26, 2009

Website: http://www.faculty.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=57527

This intensive, two-week course will be built around the 4th Annual Summer History Seminar for Secondary Teachers that will be hosted at UTEP from June 16-19, 2009. Award-winning guest speakers will present information about Henry Ford, Thomas Jefferson, El Paso-area women, Abraham Lincoln, and Rosa Parks. Students enrolled in the two-week course will attend the public seminars and participate in additional activities, including reading biographies and preparing teaching materials about an individual of their choice.

 

Teaching the History Survey

Course info: History 5305, CRN 33023 (3 credit hours)

Schedule: M-F, 9 am-2 pm, July 27-August 7, 2009

Website: http://www.faculty.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=57528

This intensive, two-week course is designed specifically for persons seeking to teach college level history classes (AP, dual-credit). Students will read scholarly literature on the purpose and design of survey courses, participate in classroom discussions, and prepare learning modules for use in classrooms. Final projects will be published online for free public use.

For information about enrollment, contact Graduate Secretary Stephanie Gonzales (915-747-5508).

For information about the courses, contact Dr. Keith Erekson (kaerekson@utep.edu).

* In order to teach dual-credit history classes, teachers must have an MA in history, or

a master’s degree in another discipline and 18 credit hours of graduate courses in history.

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