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. The M.Ed. degree is offered both online or on campus. The Alternative M.Ed. degree is offered only on campus
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. This program is only offered on campus.
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. This program is available online or on campus.
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
- March 15 for Summer Semester admission
- June 15 for Fall Semester admission
- October 15 for Spring Semester admission
- View Graduate Application and Admission for more specific details.
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Cost & Financial Support
- Auburn’s Financial Aid Office helps students find support.
- Auburn’s Graduate School provides fellowships and financial aid information.
- College of Education Graduate Student Travel Awards Guidelines
Assistantships and Scholarships
- Auburn University Graduate Assistantship Guidelines
- Auburn University Scholarships (AUSOM)
- A limited number of graduate assistantships for on-campus students may be available.
- Contact the program coordinator for more information.