Social studies education
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How to apply

Fulfill the admission requirements:

  • You must be actively engaged in a K-12 classroom setting and certified in social studies education or another approved field. Exceptions are possible for international students.
  • Completed bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate education. See note regarding letters of recommendation below.
  • If English is not your native language, please submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 (internet-based test), an IELTS score of at least 6.5, a Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of at least 59 or a Cambridge C1 Advanced score of at least 180.
  • GRE scores are not required.

Application dates

This program accepts rolling admissions, so you can apply at any time. We recommend that you submit your application at least six weeks before the beginning of the term in which you wish to start your course work. The deadlines below are priority application dates.

    To start classes in Apply by Classes begin
    Fall June 15 August
    Spring Oct. 15 January
    Summer March 15 June

    International students should apply by March 1 for fall, Oct. 1 for spring and Feb. 1 for summer.

    Gather your papers

    Applying will be easier and faster if you gather these required documents beforehand:

    • Transcripts of all previous college or university education. Upload unofficial transcripts in your online application. If you are accepted, you will be asked to provide official transcripts.
    • Résumé or CV.
    • Two letters of recommendation. In the online application, you will need to supply names and contact details of two people who can attest to your professional competence, academic preparation and potential for graduate work. One letter should be from a college or university professor who can discuss your academic abilities, and one should be from an administrator or colleague who can describe authoritatively your professional experience and potential. If your GPA is below 3.0 or you are an international student (have an international transcript), three letters are required. The Graduate School will contact your references with instructions regarding the letters.
    • Personal data sheet and brief statement of purpose regarding your reasons for undertaking graduate study, including career objectives, motivation for advanced level studies and other pertinent information.
    • TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or C1 Advanced score reports for applicants whose native language is not English. For information on sending test scores, visit the Grad School website.
    • Please feel free to submit any other materials that you feel would give a clearer picture of your qualifications.

    Complete the online application

    Carefully follow the instructions on the application site.

    • Upload the above documents in the online application
    • Degree/delivery: Masters- Distance (Online/Remote Site/etc.)
    • Academic program: Learning, Teaching & Curriculum/Social Studies Education-Distance (MEd)

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    Learn more about this program

    This program is administered by the Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum
    Program contact

    LaGarrett J. King