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Social Studies Education

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Program Title

Social Studies Education

Degree Designation

MS

Award Type

Masters

Program Level

Graduate

Instruction Mode

On Campus, Online Plus - Hybrid

Program Description

The Social Studies Education master's degree is the only program in the state that is solely focused on Social Studies Education for in-service teachers who are interested in learning both content and pedagogy related specifically to the fields they are currently teaching. These courses will bring new perspectives to the various content areas, including ideas on how to work with both state and national standards, and allow you to develop new instructional and assessment strategies for your classroom. Finally, you will have the opportunity to travel and/or study abroad at historic/ civic sites both in the U.S. and internationally. This program is designed to accommodate teachers currently employed full-time in their field and provides content course options that will give them the ability to teach Senior-to-Sophomore and/or College-in-the Schools courses at the secondary level in either Geography, History, or Political Science (government/civics). It also provides an option to choose an education Technology Integration path if that better suits the needs of the student and their career.

Department/Unit(s)

College/School

College of Education and Learning Design

Status

Active

Admission Requirements

Minimum undergraduate GPA for admission

2.75

Admissions process.

Interview required

Number of credits in program

36

Requirements

Program Learning Outcomes

Outcome

Analyze specific social studies topics, issues, and problems through a variety of social science perspectives.

Outcome

Identify and apply social science theories and philosophies and apply them to historic and/or contemporary societal events, issues or problems.

Outcome

Apply interdisciplinary social science methods to create lesson and/or unit plans relating to topics and issues included in and aligned to national/state standards.

Outcome

Apply interdisciplinary social science methods to create lesson and/or unit plans relating to topics and issues included in and aligned to national/state standards.

Outcome

Evaluate curriculum and instructional practices for effectiveness using research-based assessment strategies.

Degree Maps

Major Code

8294

Program Code

344072022