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Professor and Director, Teacher Education Program (MIT)
Margit is Director of Teacher Education and teaches the social studies component of TEED 521. She also teaches TEED 510 Education for Social Justice in the Spring.
Margit received her bachelor's degree from Washington State University. After teaching elementary school in Stamford, Connecticut, she returned to Washington to complete a master's degree in Special Education at Central Washington University and a doctorate in curriculum and instruction at the University of Oregon.
A specialist in curriculum development and social studies education, Margit served as president of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) in 1991-1992 and served on its Board of Directors from 1987-1994. Margit co-chaired the national task force of NCSS on teaching and learning in the social studies. In addition, Margit is a leader in teacher education policy for the State of Washington.
Margit has been involved in a wide range of activities related to social studies education, including membership on the Board of Advisors for the PBS series, "The American Promise, and the National Geographic Literacy Council. Currently, she authors an integrated social studies program, Storypath, for elementary and middle school grades and has just introduced a new preschool program, Pre-K Storypath. For more information on Storypath, visit her website.
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