EdM in Social Studies Education

The Master of Education (EdM) program in Social Studies Education at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development is for teachers who currently hold initial teaching licensure and are seeking a more advanced professional licensure, or plan on working outside public school systems.  Our students grow as professional educators of social studies, which includes the disciplines of history, government/civics, geography, economics, and the other social sciences. Graduates of the EdM in Social Studies Education are reflective practitioners who are committed to working in urban and suburban schools and with diverse student populations.

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Career Outcomes

The EdM in Social Studies Education helps prepare students for a careers such as classroom teacher, department chair, curriculum developer, museum educator, or consultant.


Social Studies Education Program Requirements

Through coursework in curriculum and instruction, educational research, and history and social science content, you’ll be prepared to advance students’ historical thinking, citizenship skills, and content knowledge. We emphasize inquiry-based teaching, multicultural social studies curriculum, and social justice. Our students include educators interested in teaching, teacher leadership, or working in informal educational settings.

Visit the BU Bulletin for information on this program’s academic requirements.

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Contact Info

For more information about this program and requirements for admission, contact the program director, Dr. Kaylene Stevens, kaylenes@bu.edu.

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