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    The University of Maine
   
 
  Nov 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Social Studies Education



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(M.A., M.S., M.Ed., C.A.S.)


Graduate programs in social sciences education are designed for certified social studies teachers who want to increase their knowledge in the social sciences, enhance social studies instruction for their students, and provide leadership in social studies curriculum development. 

M.A./M.S.: A Master of Arts and/or a Master of Science degree program includes 12 semester hours in the academic fields of history or selected social sciences, 12 semester hours in social studies pedagogy and/or related professional education, and 6 semester hours centering around thesis work. 

M.Ed.:  With guidance from a faculty advisor, students complete 33 semester hours:  15 credit hours in history or selected social sciences, 12 in social studies pedagogy and/or related professional education courses (must include 2 seminars or a seminar and practicum), and 6 credit hours of electives.

C.A.S.: The Certificate of Advanced Study in Social Studies Education is a 30-hour program designed to improve the performance and effectiveness of teachers and administrators as educators. The C.A.S. program includes 12 credit hours in social studies pedagogy, 9 semester hours in related professional education courses, and 9 credit hours in the fields of history or selected social sciences.

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