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Program at a Glance

Program
Graduate Certificate
College(s)
College of Community Innovation and Education
Department(s)
Teacher Education, Schl of
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The Social Science Education Graduate Certificate is for teachers who instruct students in social science content in grade levels K-12.

The program is designed to improve the quality of teaching and learning in social science classrooms. Graduates of the K-12 Social Science program form a strong infrastructure of teachers focusing on long-term impact in schools while helping students succeed in learning social science content. The focus of the K-12 Social Science Education Graduate Certificate is to provide all graduates with exceptional pedagogical and subject matter knowledge and skills by focusing on research-based, state-of-the-art best practices in social science education.

Other K-12 Social Science Education Programs

A Master of Education in K-12 Social Science Education is available. Students who successfully complete the graduate certificate may transfer credits from the Social Science Education Graduate Certificate into the MEd program, if they meet the acceptance criteria and are admitted into the MEd in Social Science Education program. In addition, the K-12 Social Science Education master's program is closely allied with the Education PhD, Social Science Education Track. Graduates of the Social Science Education master's program have been very successful in completing advanced graduate degrees.

The graduate certificate in Social Science Education includes four required courses chosen from the list of approved courses.

Total Credit Hours Required: 12 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Application Deadlines

Spring
December 1
Summer
April 1
Fall
July 1

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