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Social Science Education Certificate

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College : EducationDegree : CRT
Department : School of Teaching, Learning and LeadershipOption : N/A
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The Social Science Education Graduate Certificate is for teachers who instruct students in social science content in grade levels K-12.

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The graduate certificate in Social Science Education includes two required courses and two elective courses chosen from the list below.

Total Credit Hours Required:
12 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Required Courses—6 Credit Hours

  • SSE 6388 Digital History in the K-12 Classroom (3 credit hours)
  • SSE 6636 Contemporary Social Science Education (3 credit hours)

Elective Courses—6 Credit Hours

Choose two courses from the following list.

  • EDS 5356 Mentoring and Clinical Supervision of Pre-professional Educators (3 credit hours)
  • SSE 5391 Global Education: Theory and Practice (3 credit hours)
  • SSE 5776 Democracy and Education (3 credit hours)
  • SSE 5790 Inquiry and Instructional Analysis in Social Science Education (3 credit hours)
  • SSE 6387 Teaching with Film (3 credit hours)
  • SSE 6617 Trends in Elementary School Social Studies Education (3 credit hours)
  • SSE 6938 Methods in Elementary School Social Science (3 credit hours)

Application Requirements

Admission is open to those with a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

Application Deadlines

Social Science Education Certificate Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants


Jul 15Dec 1Apr 15
International Applicants





International Transfer Applicants