Department of
Teacher Education and Higher Education

  1. Master of Education
  2. M.Ed. Handbook (PDF)
  3. M.Ed. Portfolio Guidelines(PDF)
  4. Chemistry
    1. Teacher Leadership Track
  5. Elementary Education
    1. Classroom Practice Track
    2. Teacher Leadership Track
  6. English/Language Arts
    1. Teacher Leadership Track
  7. Instructional Technology
    1. Teacher Leadership Track
  8. Mathematics
    1. Teacher Leadership Track - Middle/Secondary Mathematics Education
    2. Teacher Leadership Track - Elementary Mathematics Education
  9. Middle Grades Education
    1. Classroom Practice Track
    2. Teacher Leadership Track
  10. Reading Education
    1. Teacher Leadership Track
    2. Reading Add-On Licensure
  11. Social Studies
    1. Classroom Practice Track
    2. Teacher Leadership Track
  12. Science
    1. Classroom Practice Track
    2. Teacher Leadership Track
  13. TESOL
    1. Classroom Practice Track
    2. Teacher Leadership Track

Middle and Secondary Social Studies:
Teacher Leadership Track


Designed for:

Teachers with initial teaching licensure in middle (6-8) or secondary (9-12) social studies education and have at least two years of teaching experience.

Program Description:

The Master of Education (Teacher Leadership Track) can be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis. The program is oriented toward improving results in teaching practice, as well as gaining critical knowledge, skills, and dispositions in action research, professional development, leadership, and working successfully with diverse learners in schools. The program enhances social studies teaching capacity by providing advanced knowledge of social studies content, methods, and assessments for high school settings with diverse student populations. The program is aligned with the North Carolina Advanced Competencies and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

Application Process:

  • Applicants should apply online; visit the Graduate School Website.
  • An official transcript is required from every college and university previously attended.
  • Three recommendations should be submitted in accordance to the Graduate School's requirements
  • Applicants must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and submit their test scores to the Graduate School
  • Applicants are required to submit a personal statement and a copy of an updated resume with their application.
  • A Residency Statement is required for applicants claiming North Carolina residency.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Initial licensure for middle (6-8) or secondary (9-12) social studies
  • Two years teaching experience

Required Program of Study (Total 36 hours):

Core (9 hours): Choose one course from each of the following categories:

Knowledge of Learning Theory/Differentiated Instruction

Diversity Education

Educational Research Methodology

TED669 (Educational Implications of Learning and Developmental Theory)
TED622 (Differentiated Instruction)
TED636 (Educational Psychology and Differentiated Instruction)
Approved substitute

TED545 (Diverse Learners)
TED646 (Introduction to Equity Education)
Approved substitute

ERM604 (Methods of Educational Research)
ERM605 (Educational Measurement and Evaluation)
Approved substitute

Pedagogical (18 hours):

  1. TED631 (Trends and Issues in Teaching and Curriculum in Secondary Social Studies Education), or approved substitute
  2. Choose a total of 2 courses from the following (cannot take more than one course in any one category):
  3. ELL



    TED628 (ESL for non-ESL Teachers)
    TED523 (Cultural, Legal, and Historical Issues in ESL Teaching)
    Approved Substitute

    SES543 (Inclusion of Individuals With Special Needs)
    SES643 (Issues in Education for Individuals with Special Needs)
    SES648 (Secondary Programming for Learning Disabled Adolescents)
    Approved Substitute

    TED628 (Technology Inclusion)
    Approved Substitute

  4. 9 Hours of Content Courses in HIS, PSC, GEO, ECO, ATY, PSY, or SOC at 500 or 600 level

Professional (9 hours)

  1. TED638 (Seminar in Secondary Education) or TED634 (Seminar in Middle Grades Education) or approved substitute
  2. TED676 (Teacher as Researcher/Leader I)
  3. TED677 (Teacher as Researcher/Leader II) Prerequisite is TED676

Plan of Study to be completed and signed by advisor within the first 9 hours of coursework
Plan of Study (word)
Plan of Study (pdf)

Contact Person:

Dr. Wayne Journell, Secondary Social Studies Program Coordinator
School of Education Building, Room 408

Program Outcomes:

The program outcomes for candidates completing the TLT M.Ed. with a Social Studies Concentration are:

  • Enhance the development of social studies teaching through participation in planned curriculum and opportunities for action research resulting in the M.Ed. degree with "M" licensure in secondary social studies.
  • Obtain multi-disciplinary exposure by completing coursework in any of the following disciplines: anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology.
  • Critically evaluate the historical and contemporary conceptualizations of secondary social studies.

Program Goals:

The program goals for the TLT M.Ed. (Social Studies Concentration) are to:

  • Help candidates develop expert knowledge in social studies education.
  • Help candidates understand the social, political, cultural, geographical, economical, and historical forces operating in society and their impact on citizenship education.
  • Stimulate sensitivity to the differing environments, customs, and values which condition the behavior of individuals, groups, and societies.
  • Encourage collaboration between teacher education and discipline-based faculty in program planning and implementation.

Page updated: 05-Oct-2011

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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
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Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
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