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Overview

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.

Program Highlights

  1. Gain an advanced degree to grow in your career
  2. Reflect on and refine your practice as a social studies teacher
  3. Collaborate with faculty and other graduate students
  4. Customize a program of study to suit your needs

Deadline to Apply

Refer to the UGA Graduate School deadlines

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Faculty and Curriculum

Through this program, you will have the opportunity to choose courses that speak to your unique interests as a social studies teacher. The flexibility of the program extends into scheduling as well. We offer courses in the evening and summer to fit the availability of practicing professionals.

Your academic program as a master's student will vary depending on your interests. Core courses provide you with an introduction to curriculum, context, and research. You will select the remainder of your courses with the guidance of your faculty advisor.

This is a 36-credit-hour degree culminating in a comprehensive examination. You will take three required courses at some point during the program that cover research, problems and curriculum in social studies education. You may determine the remaining coursework with your faculty advisor. This flexible structure ensures that our program addresses your professional focus and that your graduate studies lead to more effective classroom teaching.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.

Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.

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Meet Your Advisor

Most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance. A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study.

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Student Life

The program offers courses in the evening and during the summer to accommodate teachers' busy lives. This means that you can pursue your degree, continue your career, and apply your education immediately to your classroom.

You have the opportunity to work within the school district, to conduct independent studies under the guidance of experienced research faculty, and to participate in a variety of community-based learning experiences and study abroad programs.

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Admissions

Part 1: Apply to the University of Georgia

Requirements

  1. Submit an online application to the Graduate School
  2. Test scores (depending on your program)
  3. Unofficial transcripts (native language and English for international applicants)
  4. Three letters of recommendation

Part 2: Apply to this program

Requirements

The program faculty may request additional materials from applicants before admissions decisions are finalized.

The program faculty may request additional materials from applicants. As you complete your application for the UGA Graduate School, you will be able to attach the following documents:

  1. Curriculum vita (CV) or resume
  2. Statement of purpose (short essay)
  3. Official transcripts
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