Curriculum and Instruction

M.S.Ed. in Social Studies Education

Degree Requirements (36 cr.)

Major Requirements (18 cr.)
  • J500 Instruction in the Context of Curriculum (3 cr.)
  • M653 The Nature of Social Studies (3 cr.)

Choose four of the following courses:

  • E514 Workshop in Elementary Social Studies (3 cr.) OR M514 Workshop in Social Studies Education (3 cr.)
  • E535 Elementary School Curriculum (3 cr.) OR S503 Secondary School Curriculum (3 cr.)
  • E547 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Social Studies in the Elementary School (3 cr.) OR S519 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Secondary School Social Studies (3 cr.)
  • M590 Independent Study in Social Studies Education (3 cr.) OR M680 Internship, Social Studies Education (3 cr.)
Foundations Requirement (3 cr.)

Select one of the following courses:

  • H504 History of American Education (3 cr.)
  • H520 Education and Social Issues (3 cr.)
  • H530 Philosophy of Education (3 cr.)
  • H540 Sociology of Education (3 cr.)
  • H560 Education and Change in Societies (3 cr.)
  • P510 Psychology in Teaching (3 cr.)
  • P515 Child Development (3 cr.)
  • P516 Adolescent Development (3 cr.)
  • P540 Learning and Cognition in Education (3 cr.)
  • P544 Applied Cognition and Learning Strategies (3 cr.)
Elective Requirements (9 cr.)

Elective courses must complement the major, and be from the social science field in the College of Arts and Sciences (such as Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology). Elective courses must be approved by a program advisor.

Thesis, Practicum, or Other Requirements (6 cr.)
  • X599 Master’s Thesis in Education (1 - 6 cr.)
  • J538 M.S. Practicum/Internship (1 - 6 cr.)

Other courses selected with the approval of your faculty advisor

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