Social Studies Education
We invite future teachers who are interested in making a positive difference in the world. Social studies education cultivates the ways students conceive of their own place in history, position in the economy, their effect in civic spaces, and their notions of belonging.
Along with learning effective strategies for teaching to middle and high school students, our programs explore several topics within social studies. These include:
Combined Bachelor's and Master's Degrees
- BSEd in Social Studies Education / MEd in Social Studies Education
Expand your teaching horizons and increase your marketability by combining a bachelor's degree in education, focusing on social studies, with a master of education in the same field.
- AB in History / MAT in Social Studies Education
Bachelor of Science in Education (BSEd)
- BSEd in Social Studies Education
Gain the knowledge and skills to teach secondary students about the complex, culturally rich world of the 21st century.
Master of Education (MEd)
- MEd in Social Studies Education
With the MEd in Social Studies Education, cultivate the ways in which students conceive of their own place in history, position in the economy, impact in civic spaces, and their notions of belonging. For this program, we seek teachers who wish to continue to refine their strategies for teaching about the rich complexities of the cultural world in the 21st century. The program consists of 36 hours of coursework culminating in a comprehensive examination. Depending on your school district, completion of this program may lead to a T-5 certification upgrade.
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
Master of Arts (MA)
- MA in Education (Social Studies Education)
The MA in Social Studies Education is for practicing teachers who are interested in getting deeper knowledge of the theories and practices embedded within social studies.
Educational Specialist (EdS)
- EdS in Education (Social Studies Education)
Design an advanced course of study in social studies education through this flexible program for working teachers who already hold a master's degree.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
- PhD in Education (Social Studies Education)
Tackle pressing issues in the field of education and challenges facing diverse communities with the PhD in Educational Theory and Practice.
Social Studies Education Review
This journal, sponsored by the Georgia Council for Social Studies and hosted by the University of Georgia, began in 1969 as the Georgia Social Science Journal and served Georgia’s social studies teachers by providing practical applications and research.
The Social Studies Education Review is an internationally recognized, peer-reviewed online journal that aims to foster critical discussion of teaching and learning in PreK-16 social studies. We understand social studies to include various disciplinary strands (history, economics, geography, political science) as well as social education (learning about self in relation to others in communities large and small). We are particularly interested in work that acknowledges and examines the interplay of contexts (discursive, socio-cultural, political, structural) as they shape possibilities for powerful social studies learning for all students. We are also always enthusiastic about empirical work focusing on the younger grades! We invite three types of submissions: inquiries, reflections, and tools. Email the editors for more information.