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Dr. Scott Metzger

Associate Professor of Education (SSED)

Phone: 814-863-4443

160 Chambers Building
University Park, PA 16802


  • Curriculum and Instruction


  • Social Studies Education, Graduate Level


Scott Alan Metzger is an Associate Professor of social studies education and a scholar of history education at Penn State. Before earning his Ph.D. from Michigan State University, he was a high-school teacher and now works with undergraduate and graduate students in secondary (7-12) social-studies teacher certification and courses on history and social studies topics. With research expertise in history teaching, learning, and curriculum, Dr. Metzger’s work focuses on what and how people learn and think about the past, including media/technology and classroom discussion of social and historical difficult topics.


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Areas of Expertise



Curriculum Areas

History/Social Studies Ed

Education Levels

Secondary/High School

Methodological Research

Historical Research

Teacher Preparation

In-service Teachers
Pre-service Teachers
Professional Development
Professional Development Schools
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