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Program at a Glance

College of Community Innovation and Education
Teacher Education, Schl of
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This program has temporarily suspended admission effective Fall 2020.

The Social Science Education track in the Education PhD program is designed to prepare social science educators for successful careers in research and teaching.

The program assists students in providing options to careers in preparing social science teachers, teaching post-secondary social science (history, political science, economics, etc.), and conducting research activities in social science education. Doctoral students in the track engage in research activities with an interdisciplinary faculty, experience internships, and interact with various social science educators and social science experts. Throughout this program, students are mentored by experienced and successful university social science education faculty. Based on the students' previous graduate course work, students may be required to complete additional graduate social science education (SSE) courses and/or graduate content courses beyond the minimum requirements.

The Social Science Education track in the Education PhD program requires a minimum of 60 credit hours beyond the master's degree. Students must complete 24 credit hours of core courses, 18 credit hours of specialization courses, 3 credit hours of internship, and 15 credit hours of dissertation. All students must also complete the candidacy examination.

Total Credit Hours Required: 60 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Master's Degree

Application Deadlines

January 1
December 1

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