Teacher Education, M.Ed. Middle/Secondary Social Studies Education Concentration


This program encourages critical thought about the teaching of social studies at the middle or high school level and allows students to learn content and take pedagogical courses that will satisfy the requirements of M-level licensure in the state of North Carolina.

The Master of Education in Middle/Secondary Social Studies program is for students who hold an undergraduate degree and are currently teaching social studies at the middle or high school level. The program satisfies the requirements for M-Level state licensure.

Program Distinctions

The UNC Greensboro School of Education was named one of the 2022 “Top Graduate Schools of Education” by the U.S. News & World Report.

The Student Experience

  • Students engage in an action research project of their own teaching during the program.
  • Courses include Education Implications of Learning and Developmental Theory, Diverse Learners, and Trends and Issues in Teaching and Curriculum in Social Studies.

After Graduation

Example careers include middle or high school social studies department chair, social studies teacher, and district instructional specialist.

The U.S. Department of Education requires that all higher education institutions advise students as to whether their curriculum provides them with the eligibility to apply for a professional license and/or certification in the state for which they plan to practice. As such, please review UNC Greensboro’s status by state for the initial teaching license. You should note whether the program either “meets”, “does not meet”, or if there “has not been a determination” of the program’s status in the state for which you plan to practice. Licensure Reciprocity Information

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Program Details

Degree Type: Master's

College/School: School of Education

Program Type: Majors & Concentrations

Class Type: In Person

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