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Social Sciences Education – Graduate Degree

Degrees Offered: Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.), Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)

Program Description: The Master of Arts in Teaching in Social Sciences is designed to qualify students for the "G" license from the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction. It allows teachers to participate in advanced study in social sciences and in pedagogy. The program requires 36 semester hours: 12 in pedagogy and 24 in social sciences. In the discipline-related courses, students will take 12 hours of American history and 9 hours from two other disciplines. Students must pass a comprehensive written examination. If students elect to complete a thesis, an oral defense of the thesis is required.

Information on the M.A.Ed. and M.A.T. programs can be found in the College of Education and Allied Professions.                     

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Required Standardized Test: GRE General Exam

Minimum Admissions Requirements: Same as the Graduate School

Additional Admissions Criteria: Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation. M.A.Ed. applicants must hold or be eligible for the North Carolina "A" license in social sciences.

Application Deadline: None

Prerequisites: None

Number of Graduate Faculty: 9

Number of Students: 2

Location of Course Offerings: Cullowhee and Asheville

Graduate Program Director:

Dr. Elizabeth McRae
Department of History



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