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    Mississippi College
   
 
  Nov 27, 2020
 
GRADUATE CATALOG 2019-2020 
    
GRADUATE CATALOG 2019-2020 [Archived Catalog]

Social Studies, M.Ed.


M.Ed. in Social Studies Education

The Department of History and the School of Education offer course work leading to a Master of Education in Social Sciences.

M.Ed. in Social Studies Education

Applicants must have a minimum of nine semester hours in history or political science at the undergraduate level. Any deficiency must be completed prior to admission to candidacy for a degree.

  1. Twelve (12) semester hours of graduate credit hours in Professional Education Core Courses. Students must take EDU 6504   and EDU 6535 .
  2. Nine (9) semester graduate credit hours in History or Political Science. Students can then choose an additional nine (9) elective graduate credit hours in either History or Political Science. Students must take PLS 5410 .
  3. In final semester of enrollment, candidates for the M.ED. in Social Studies Education must take written comprehensive examinations based upon course work used to satisfy degree requirements. However, mastery of course content through maintaining a 3.75 GPA can exempt students from written comprehensive exams. If judged unsatisfactory, all or part of the written examination may be retaken once in the following semester or summer term.
  4. In final semester of enrollment, candidates for the M.Ed. in Social Studies Education must complete a portfolio project consisting of several items determined by the M.Ed. program director. However, the portfolio must contain a comprehensive Unit Lesson Plan displaying content gleaned from graduate study in History or Political Science courses and teaching methods and/or pedagogical principles gleaned from graduate study in Education courses. A passing grade on this project, as deemed passable by a committee including Program Coordinator, one (1) Education Professor and one (1) History or Political Science Professor will be necessary for graduation.

 

The Master of Education in Social Studies (History/Political Science) is a Secondary Subject Endorsement area.