Alison Jovanovic serves as the Social Studies Program Coordinator and Professional Development Site Coordinator for Social Studies Education, where she oversees the internship experience for the undergraduates, teaches the corresponding seminar and methods courses, maintains relationships and training for community partners, and is the project coordinator the ֲý Difficult History Project: Teaching with Primary Sources.  In addition, Alison serves at the Co-Coordintor for Secondary/Middle School/K-12 Education.  Alison joined the ֲý of Maryland in 2011, originally as a field supervisor.

In 2005, Alison completed her Master of Science in Education Administration and Supervision from Johns Hopkins ֲý. She received a Bachelor of Science from the ֲý of Maryland in 1998, with a degree in Secondary Social Studies Education. Early in her career, she worked for Montgomery County Public Schools as a classroom teacher.

Middle States Council of Social Studies Harry J. Carmen Award for outstanding achievement in Social Studies research, teaching, or other professional excellence, 2020

ֲý College of Education Excellence in Teaching Award, 2018

Team Member, Project Digital Civic Inquiry. U.S. Department of Education American History and Civics National Activities Grants Program (2023-26)

Co-Principal Investigator, ֲý Teaching and Learning Grant Making Connections: Engaging Pre-Service Teachers in Meaningful Early Field Experiences (2022)

Co-Principal Investigator, Teaching Innovation Grant Reimagining the Secondary/K-12 Professional Seminar and Internship Experience (2020)

Principal Investigator/Program Director, Library of Congress Primary Sources Grant for Teacher Education with Primary Sources: Teaching the Difficult Past (2017-20)

 

TLPL 470: Knowledge, Reasoning, and Learning in Secondary Social Studies

TLPL 471: Curriculum, Teaching and Assessment in Social Studies

TLPL 478B: Student Teaching Seminar in Secondary: Social Studies

TLPL 479B: Field Experience in Secondary Social Studies