Elementary Social Studies Education (K-8)

Master of Science (M.S.) in Curriculum and Instruction (42 semester hours)

Emphasis Concentration in Elementary Social Studies Education (K-8)

I. Core (9 semester hours)

Research (6 semester hours)

Required

  • EPY 702 Research Methods (prerequisite to EPY 718 or EPY 721)

Select one

  • EPY 718 Qualitative Research Methodologies
  • EPY 721 Descriptive & Inferential Statistics: An Introduction

Foundations (select one: 3 semester hours)

  • CIG 603 Urban Education (formerly CIG 703)
  • CIG 660 Multicultural Education (formerly CIG 750)
  • EPY 707 Adolescent Development
  • EPY 711 Human Growth and Development
  • EPY 712 Foundations of Learning and Cognition

II. Concentration: Elementary Social Studies Education (24 semester hours)

Required (9 semester hours)

  • CIE 640 Topics Elementary School Social Studies (formerly CIE 740)
  • CIE 645 Instruction Elementary School Social Studies Education (formerly CIE 745)
  • CIE 649 Curriculum Development Elementary Social Studies Education (formerly CIE 749)

Select one (3 semester hours) – assignments to incorporate social studies content

  • CIT 609 Internet for Educators (formerly CIT 709)
  • CIT 620 Integrating Technology Teaching and Learning (formerly CIT 720)

Social Science Content (12 semester hours)

  • Select four 600 or 700-level social science courses from History, Sociology or Political Science

III. Culminating Experience (9 semester hours)

  • CIG 649 Social Studies Education Seminar (formerly CIG 717; 3 semester hours - to be taken prior to CIG 719)
  • CIG 699 Curriculum and Instruction Thesis (formerly CIG 719; 6 semester hours total)