Master of Education / Teaching-Secondary Social Studies
American Public University System

Program Details

American Public University System offers an online Master of Education in Teaching degree with a non-licensure concentration in Secondary Social Studies. The program is ideal for those with a bachelor’s degree in history or social studies who want to transition into teaching roles.

Courses give prospective teachers the tools they need to successfully teach students about the political, geographic, economic, and social world. In addition to Social Studies-related classes, the curriculum includes topics such as educational psychology, special education, and 21st century teaching and learning. The program is aligned with West Virginia Professional Teaching Standards, the International Society for Technology in Education, and national content standards for secondary social studies.

This masters in Secondary Education online includes studies of:

  • Diversity and communication in education
  • Classroom management
  • Issues, methods, and materials in teaching social studies
  • Secondary teaching strategies

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

American Public University System is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Essay/Writing Sample, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • You will need to complete 125 hours of field experience at an approved school site.