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Master’s in Social Studies Education & Teaching History

Social studies and teaching history today can’t just be about memorizing war dates or essays on the Louisiana Purchase. Of course, that’s part of it — but to really prepare students to be empowered, active citizens of our interconnected world, great social studies instructors go beyond the textbook. In unique ways, they explain why social studies is important in modern times, and get students excited about class. Ready to build your usable toolkit of websites and lesson plans? Explore these Master’s degree programs in social studies education.

The goal of a graduate teaching program in social studies and history is for you to develop a concrete understanding of the integration of project-based learning with the subjects. At the same time, a program should aim to invigorate the teaching of social studies professionals and energize students to work with history in a way that demonstrates the power of critical thinking in a globalizing world.

Universities With A Master’s Degree Program in Social Studies Education

University of Colorado Boulder

Location: Boulder, CO - Google Maps

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University of Missouri-Columbia

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University of the Cumberlands

Location: Williamsburg, KY - Google Maps

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Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

Location: University Park, PA - Google Maps

Quick summary about the university:

  • Admissions Rate: 64%
  • Annual Net Tuition (full-time student): $27,265
  • Student Aid Calculator: tuition.psu.edu/CostEstimate.aspx
  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

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University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

Location: Pittsburgh, PA - Google Maps

Quick summary about the university:

  • Admissions Rate: 62%
  • Annual Net Tuition (full-time student): $17,855
  • Student Aid Calculator: npc.collegeboard.org/student/app/pitt
  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

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Nova Southeastern University

Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL - Google Maps

Quick summary about the university:

  • Admissions Rate: 58%
  • Annual Net Tuition (full-time student): $28,175
  • Student Aid Calculator: www.nova.edu/npc/
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

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Nova Southeastern University

Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL - Google Maps

Quick summary about the university:

  • Admissions Rate: 58%
  • Annual Net Tuition (full-time student): $28,175
  • Student Aid Calculator: www.nova.edu/npc/
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

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University at Buffalo

Location: Buffalo, NY - Google Maps

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SUNY College at Brockport

Location: Brockport, NY - Google Maps

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New York University

Location: New York, NY - Google Maps

Quick summary about the university:

  • Admissions Rate: 28%
  • Annual Net Tuition (full-time student): $35,390
  • Student Aid Calculator: www.nyu.edu/financial.aid/misc/npc/
  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

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