Social Studies Education (7-12; M.S.Ed.)

Admission Requirements

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale).
  2. 36 credit hours in history and/or the social sciences.
  3. Initial Certificate in Social Studies 7-12.

In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program section in this catalog.

Program Requirements

At least 15 credit hours must be from 600-or 700-level courses.

Required Courses (15 credit hours) 1
History and/or social science courses; 9 more credit hours must be concentrated in a single discipline.15
Professional Education Courses (15 credit hours)
SSE 502TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES 23
SSE 513SEMINAR IN SECONDARY SOCIAL STUDIES3
SSE 655SOCIAL STUDIES LABORATORY 23
SSE 689RESEARCH METHODS AND TECHNIQUES IN SECONDARY SOCIAL STUDIES3
SSE Elective Social Studies Education Elective3
Master's Thesis, Portfolio Defense, or Comprehensive Examination (0-6 credit hours)
Select one from the following:0-6
MASTER'S THESIS (1-6)
Defense of Graduate Portfolio
Comprehensive Examination
Total Credit Hours30-36