EdM in Social Studies Education

Boston University’s Master of Education (EdM) program in Social Studies Education is intended for teachers who already hold initial teaching licensure and are seeking a more advanced professional licensure, or plan on working outside public school systems. Our program helps you prepare for a career as a teacher, department chair, curriculum developer, museum educator, or consultant.

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We’ll help develop you as a professional educator of social studies, which includes the disciplines of history, government/civics, geography, economics, and the other social sciences. Our students are intellectuals and reflective practitioners who are committed to working in urban and suburban schools and with diverse student populations.

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.

Career Outcomes

  • 8th-grade Civics Teacher
  • 11th-grade Psychology Teacher
  • 12th-grade AP Government and US History teacher
  • 6th-grade Ancient Civilizations and World History Teacher
  • History/Social Studies Curriculum Specialist
  • Grade 6-12 Humanities Coordinator

Program Requirements

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

Program Faculty

Stephan Ellenwood, Associate Professor

Rob Martinelle, Lecturer

Kaylene Stevens Petrin, Lecturer

Contact Info

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

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