Social Science or History Education M.Ed.
Build upon your undergraduate experiences in history, the social sciences, or Social Science Education by expanding your knowledge, abilities, and competencies to provide powerful instruction grounded in classroom-tested, research-based principles. As a graduate of our M.Ed. program, you’ll be eligible to apply for Alabama Class A professional educator certification.
Alternative M.Ed. Degree Overview
The Alternative M.Ed. is designed for those with an undergraduate degree in history or one of the social sciences. Program completion leads to recommendation for Class A Alabama professional educator certification.
Coursework — 33 hours minimum
Our content-specific, inquiry-oriented courses are paired with intensive school field experiences to prepare graduates who are recognized as deeply reflective practitioners of powerful social studies teaching.
- Teaching field courses (History or Social Science)* — 12 hours
- General social studies programs shall require at least one course in two areas within the broader field (i.e., ECON, GEOG, HIST, POLI)
- Professional studies courses* — 21 to 24 hours
- Includes Clinical Residency (internship)
*Undergraduate courses may be required by your advisory committee for your plan of study. This coursework is in addition to the total hours noted above and must be completed prior to Clinical Residency.Back to Top
M.Ed. Degree Overview
The M.Ed. degree is designed for those who already hold a valid teaching certificate. Program completion leads to recommendation for Class A Alabama professional educator certification.
Coursework — 30 to 32 hours minimum
Our content-specific, philosophically-coherent courses and classroom-based action-research project set our graduates apart as deeply reflective practitioners of inquiry-based social studies teaching.
- Teaching field courses (History or Social Science) — 12 hours
- General Social Studies programs shall require at least one course in two areas within the broader field (i.e., ECON, GEOG, HIST, POLI).
- Social science/history education courses — 12 to 14 hours
- Professional studies courses* — 6 hours
*RSED 6000/6006 Advanced Survey of Exceptionality is required if a survey of special education course was not previously completed.Back to Top
- GPA 2.75
- Clear Background Check
- March 15 for Summer Semester admission
- June 15 for Fall Semester admission
- October 15 for Spring Semester admission
When applying to The Graduate School, you will need to provide the following:
- All official transcripts
- GRE score
- 3 references
- TOEFL report (for international students)
- Statement of intent
- Graduate school application and payment
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Cost & Financial Support
- Auburn’s Student Financial Services page provides up-to-date cost information.
- Tuition and Fees Chart
- There are grants and fellowships available to graduate students.
- Auburn University’s Financial Aid Office also helps students find support.