MEd in Learning, Teaching and Curriculum with Emphasis in Social Studies Education

The masters degree program in Social Studies Education is primarily for classroom teachers, grades 1-12, who wish to advance their knowledge and practice of social studies while obtaining an advanced degree. If you want to engage in meaningful discussion about the role of social studies and how research and theory can inform classroom practice, this may be the degree for you.

Degree Requirements

This degree program is completely online.  It requires successful completion of a minimum of 30 credit hours.  Courses are semester-based. Students typically take one or two classes each semester and finish in two years.

More information about the Social Studies M.Ed. program can be found on the Missouri Online website. 

Social Studies Course Work15
LTC 8790Patterns for Instruction in Social Studies3
LTC 8800Secondary Social Studies Curriculum3
LTC 8805Inquiry into K-12 History and Social Science3
LTC 8806Issues in the Social Studies Classroom3
LTC 8900Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction (Topics: Technology and Social Studies)3
LTC Core Course Work6
LTC 8913Curriculum Development3
LTC 8914Culturally Responsive Pedagogy3
Electives6
ED_LPA 7428Curriculum Leadership3
ESC_PS 8555African American Education - Historic and Current Issues3
ESC_PS 8560Immigrant Issues in Education 3
ESC_PS 8565Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues in the Schools3
ESC_PS 7115Human Learning3
ESC_PS 7160Child and Adolescent Development in Schools3
H_D_FS 8087Seminar in Human Development and Family Science (Contemporary Youth Issues)1-99
H_D_FS 8237Youth Cultures and the Cultures of Youth3
IS_LT 9467Technology to Enhance Learning3
IS_LT 9484Teaching Online Courses3
Capstone3
LTC 8807Exploration of Research in Social Studies3

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Admissions

Applicants are required to meet two sets of minimum qualifications for admission: the requirements of the MEd in Learning, Teaching and Curriculum program and the minimum requirements of the Graduate School. Because requirements vary, you must refer to a degree program's graduate admission page to learn about specific admission criteria, application deadlines, eligibility and application process.  Your application materials will be reviewed by both the Graduate School and the degree program to which you’ve applied before official admission to the University of Missouri.

The LTC graduate program cannot assure admission to all applicants who meet minimum standards specified for the degree program. Resource constraints do not permit the admission of all qualified applicants.

A committee of faculty reviews the credentials of each applicant.  It is the responsibility of this committee to exercise professional judgment related to the criteria that applicants must meet in order to be considered for admission to the program.

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