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Social Studies Education Graduate Programs

MAT: Master of Arts in Teaching 

Obtaining a license in teaching Social Studies

Master of Arts in Social Studies Education

Advanced study in the Social Studies curriculum and pedagogy

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The MAT programs offers an opportunity for anyone interested in teaching  to pursue both licensure and a Masters degree all in one program.

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Application deadlines:

Fall: August 1

Spring: December 1

Summer: May 1

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  • American History (6 hours)
  • World History (6 hours)
  • American government or equivalent (3 hours)
  • Political Science (3 hours)
  • Economics or equivalent (3 hours)
  • Psychology or equivalent (3 hours)

*Prerequisites may be waived in part or whole if candidate has a passing Praxis II social studies content score at the time of admission.

MAT Course Requirements

Total Hours: 30
Educator Preparation Core (9 hours)
  • EDN 5040 Basic Tenets of Education (3)
  • EDN 5120 Advanced Study of Exceptionality in Children (3)
  • EDN 5450 Introduction to Curriculum Design and Best Practices (3)
  • EDN 5460 Field Experience (0) – must be taken every semester in the program
Pedagogy  (9 hours)
  • SSE 5100 Principles of Social Studies Education and Instruction
  • SSE 5500 Advanced Social Studies Curriculum and Instructional Methods
  • SSE 5810: Internship & Seminar (3 hours)

**CAPSTONE- initial licensure (required as part of the internship course)
______ edTPA
______ ePortfolio

Content in the Social Studies (12 hours)
  • HST 5100 Historiography
  • Select courses from any of the following disciplines: 
    • History
    • Geography
    • Political Science
    • American Indian Studies
    • Sociology


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