Degree Details

Degree Type

  • Graduate Certificate Programs

Minimum Requirements

  • 32 Credits


  • Fully Online
  • In-Person


  • Full-Time
  • Part-Time


  • Off-Campus
  • On-Campus
Degree Requirements

BU Wheelock’s certificate of advanced graduate study (CAGS) in Social Studies Education is designed for educators in disciplines such as history, government/civics, geography, economics, and other social sciences who already have a master’s degree and who are self-directed, continuous learners. As you study for your CAGS, you’ll learn essential skills for your work in social studies: curriculum design, pedagogical practices, social justice teaching tools and strategies, and research in your field. You’ll be prepared as an educational leader who practices social responsibility and works for more caring and just societies, and have the option to pursue initial teaching licensure.

Dates & Deadlines

Spring & Fall 2024

Aug 15, 2023

Application Open

Spring 2024 Semester

Dec 15, 2023

Application Deadline

Fall 2024 Semester

Jan 15, 2024

Deadline to Receive Priority Scholarship Consideration

Fall 2024 Semester

Aug 1, 2024

Application Closes

Featured Faculty

The full- and part-time faculty in the CAGS in Social Studies Education are current and former social studies teachers, department chairs, and school leaders. We’re here to share our decades of expertise in teaching and on-the-ground practice and commitment to social justice.

Career Outcomes

With a CAGS in Social Studies Education from Boston University, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to succeed in a variety of careers.

  • Classroom teacher
  • Department chair
  • Supervisor
  • Curriculum developer
  • Museum educator
  • Consultant

More Information about the Social Studies Education CAGS

Field-Based Experiences

For students in the CAGS in Social Studies Education program pursuing professional licensure, a 60-hour supervised field experience is required. This field experience is not student teaching, and includes a curriculum, departmental, or administrative project.

Master’s Degree Programs

Educators who want to advance as teachers and leaders can explore the Master of Education program. If you’re seeking a master’s degree that offers licensure, the MAT may be for you.

Graduate Admissions

Connect with BU Wheelock to learn more about the CAGS in Social Studies Education. Get information about application requirements and deadlines, financial assistance, and more. And sign up for an upcoming information session.

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