Master of Arts in Social Studies Education

With a Graduate degree in Social Studies Education,
You will learn to ...
~develop inquiry-based lessons utilizing primary sources
~create authentic assessments in the social studies
~transform your learning environment with technology
                                                  History & Social Science Concentrations

Disciplinary Literacy

Technology as Transformative

Assessment for Learning


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Master of Arts in Social Studies Education

Our program is a 30-hour degree program designed to provide advanced study in social studies pedagogy and content. We offer a culturally diverse campus, small class sizes, professional development and travel opportunities. Our MAEd is primarily a face-to-face program with some online and hybrid course offerings. The primary goal of the program is to grow teacher leaders who are highly knowledgeable in research-based methods across the social studies. We offer opportunities to collaborate with colleagues, engage in action research, attend professional conferences, develop original curriculum, and create authentic skills-based assessments.

This program provides two concentrations:

History and the Social Sciences. 

History Concentration

With a history concentration, successful students will earn 18 hours in history course work and strengthen their pedagogy. All of our history content courses are seminar-based, taught by UNCP faculty who hold PhDs in their area of expertise, and are designed to be both rigorous, engaging, and student-centered. Completion of this concentration meets eligibility requirements for teaching post-secondary general education history courses (eg. community college teaching positions, dual credit courses). 

Program Requirements, History Concentration

Social Studies Pedagogy Core: 15 Semester Hours

  • 6 hours in Education Research and Leadership
  • 6 hours in Social Studies Pedagogy
  • 3 hours in Historical Methods (HST 5000: Historiography)

History Content: 15 semester hours

Social Sciences Concentration

With a social sciences concentration, successful students will take courses in a variety of disciplines across the social sciences and strengthen their pedagogy. All of our social science content courses are taught by UNCP faculty who hold PhDs in their area of expertise. This concentration is intended for students who are interested in an interdisciplinary focus in their coursework.

Program Requirements, Social Sciences Concentration

Social Studies Pedagogy Core: 15 Semester Hours

  • 6 hours in Education Research and Leadership
  • 6 hours in Social Studies Pedagogy
  • 3 hours in Historical Methods (HST 5000: Historiography)

Integrated Social Sciences Content: 9 semester hours

Electives: 6 semester hours

 

Dr. Cinnamon welcomes you

For more information, contact the Program Director, Dr. Serina Cinnamon, today.

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