This 36-credit hour degree program focuses on contemporary methods and issues in social studies education.
You’ll take a variety of courses that explore curriculum, instruction, and research at elementary or secondary levels, as well as classes that deepen your understanding of history, political science, sociology, and other social sciences.
You’ll have the opportunity to complete a research thesis, a field-based practicum, or other course work to meet your individual needs and interests.
The Master's in Social Studies provides current and future teachers with a background in educational theory and research, teaching methods for social studies education, and additional preparation in content fields such as history, political science, sociology, and other social sciences.
This program is designed both for teachers who are already licensed and for those currently pursuing licensure through a graduate program at Indiana University. The program does not lead to initial teacher licensure.