Cultivate new ways for students conceive of their place in history, position in the economy, impact in civic spaces, and their notions of belonging. Continue to refine your strategies for teaching about the rich complexities of the cultural world in

The Social Studies Education Program offers two masters degree programs. The Master of Education (MEd) is for individuals who already hold teacher certification; the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is for those who are not certified. Both feature flexible programs of study with an emphasis on research in social studies education and individual student interests; the MAT includes extensive field work, including a semester of student teaching.

The Master of Education (MEd) degree is a 36 credit hour program that leads to T5 certification eligibility in Georgia. The minimum requirements for entrance are a 2.8 undergraduate GPA, and either a GRE score of 850 (with at least 400 on the verbal and quantitative sections) or a Miller Analogies Test score of at least 402. Application deadlines for the MEd degree are March 1 for admission in summer or fall semesters, or October 1 for admission in spring semester.


Degree Awarded: MEd

Degree Code: MED_ESOC

School/College: College of Education

Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7101


Academic Department: Educational Theory and Practice

Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7177

Graduate Coordinator: Cheryl Fields-Smith


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