M.Ed. in Social Science Education



    Aug 19, 2024

    16 Months



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M.Ed. in Social Science Education

The M.Ed. in Social Science Education program is designed for those teaching at the secondary or college level in the field of social science, and this coursework is crafted to integrate content and enhance teaching strategies. The coursework explores the range of issues related to human interaction and learning within a societal context, exploring sociology, psychology, human development, and human relationships. Utilizing evidence-based research, learners investigate historical contexts, theories, standards, and frameworks which have shaped current understanding of human engagement as a foundation for creating learning environments, assessment options, and developing intellectual processes for lifelong learning. The program pursues ways information is designed, displayed, and delivered to impact behavior from various perspectives. By generating critical analysis skills, learners examine the rationale and emergent patterns beneath issues, tracing the cause and effect of cognitive, emotional, social, and physical elements to blend creativity with the practical. Attention is given to strategies to support personal change in thinking, reasoning, and decision making as they influence content, community, and cultural aspects of society.

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Because we’re 100% online, you only pay for the cost of delivering your education, not infrastructure like buildings or dorms. In fact, our affordability allows most of our students to graduate with no debt. We also offer over $2.5 million in scholarships and grants every year.

Flexibility You Need

Complete your coursework any time and anywhere there’s an internet connection. You’ll have access to academic resources 24/7, and highly responsive faculty and librarians. You decide how we fit into your life, not the other way around.


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Total Cost M.Ed. in Social Science Education

Total Tuition

34 semester credits x $235 per credit



$50 Application Fee
$100 Conferral Fee
$1360 Technology and Library Fee
(34 Semester Credits X $40 per Credit)


Total Program Cost


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Source: Internal Research Completed on June 2023

Program Details


Focus of Study

Start Dates

With flexible start dates, you can begin your program when it’s best for you.

August 19, 2024 Term

Aug 16, 2024

Payment Due

Aug 16, 2024

Application Due

Aug 19, 2024

Term Start

Aug 23, 2024

Unregister/Cancel Deadline

Sep 22, 2024

Term End

September 09, 2024 Term

September 30, 2024 Term

November 11, 2024 Term

January 06, 2025 Term

January 27, 2025 Term

February 17, 2025 Term

April 07, 2025 Term


Here are just some of the courses you’ll take when working towards this program. Visit the College Catalog to see all courses.


Cognition and Critical Thinking

3 Semester Credits


Design of Learning Environments

3 Semester Credits


Online Learning and Teaching

3 Semester Credits


Creating Online Collaboration and Communities

3 Semester Credits


The Influence of Culture

3 Semester Credits


Issues in Sociology

3 Semester Credits


Theories, Constructs, and Sociology Research

3 Semester Credits


Individuals, Social Groups, and Interactions

3 Semester Credits


Social Stratification, Deviance, and Social Order

3 Semester Credits


Collective Behavior, Social Movements, and Societal Change

3 Semester Credits

Admission Requirements

ACE General Admission Requirements

Program Admission Requirements

International Transcript Requirements

English as a Second Language Applicants

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