Teaching Globalization and History


Effective 1 June 2016 through 31 May 2017

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Graduate Certificate
18 Hours

This program offered by School of Education

Program Description

The certificate in teaching globalization and history is an advanced program for social studies educators and other professionals seeking to expand their knowledge, skills and professional effectiveness in the promotion of historical consciousness and civic competence in a globalized context. The program aims to promote scholarship and pedagogy in the fields of history and historiography. It promotes the development of the global citizen-scholar-educator who models the pursuit of lifelong learning through critical study, self-reflection and active participation as informed citizen-leaders in a democratic society. The following themes are explored in this certificate program:

  • Interdisciplinary, global themes and issues from historical, modern, and postmodern perspectives
  • Historical trends and developments at the local, national and global levels
  • Participation in voice and action in addressing global issues and problems, such as poverty, educational disparities, prejudice and discrimination, social justice, structural violence, and environmental degradation

NOTE: This certificate in teaching globalization and history does not fulfill Missouri State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE) initial teacher certification requirements.

This program is offered online.

Learning Outcomes

Candidates in this certificate program will:

  • Demonstrate content and pedagogical knowledge and competency in history and historiography as derived from the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) Thematic Strands
  • Engage in reflection and critical analysis of prevailing theories that have driven the conceptualization and teaching of the social sciences
  • Demonstrate competence in historiography and historical research methodologies


  • EDUC 5001 Foundations of Global Citizenship (3 hours)
  • EDUC 5631 Literacies and Technology (3 hours)
  • SOCS 5600 Globalization & Education: Systemic Perspectives (3 hours)
  • SOCS 5610 Interactive Explorations in History & Geography (3 hours)
  • SOCS 5680 Historical Biography (3 hours)
  • SOCS 5840 Comparative Educational Systems (3 hours)


Students who are interested in applying to this certificate program should see the Admission Section of this catalog for general requirements.

Admission Requirements

  • Receipt of official transcripts from a baccalaureate granting institution
  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5

Send all admission materials to:

Office of Admission
Webster University
470 East Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119

Completed application files will be reviewed by the Language, Literacy and Leadership Department.