M.S. Secondary Social Studies Education (7-12)

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

Emphasis Concentration in Secondary Social Studies Education (7-12)

I. Core (9 semester hours)

Research (select two: 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: Secondary Social Studies Education (24 semester hours)

Required (12 semester hours)

  • CIS 640 Topics Secondary Education (formerly CIS 707; limited to 3 total hours)
  • CIS 644 Instructional Methods Secondary Education (formerly CIS 708)
  • CIS 649 Curriculum Development Secondary Social Studies Education (formerly CIS 709)

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 Curriculum and Instruction Seminar: Social Studies Education (formerly CIG 717; 3 semester hours)
  • CIG 699 Curriculum and Instruction Thesis (formerly CIG 719; 6 semester hours total)