Master of Education in Middle/Secondary Social Studies (5-12)
Franklin Pierce University

Program Details

The online Master of Education in Middle/Secondary Social Studies (5-12) program expands upon an undergraduate degree in social studies, to include history, economics, geography, civics, or government.  The curriculum develops professional expertise in a standards-based teaching environment that stresses accountability and excellence.  Coursework reviews best practices research while integrating current knowledge about technology, state and federal standards, multiple ways of learning, alternative assessment, reflective practice, and more.  
This program provides three tracks of study:

  • M.Ed. degree and teaching certification
  • M.Ed. only
  • Certification only


  • Degree completion requires from 35-41 credits
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university with a GPA of 2.8 or greater (4.0 scale)
  • Provisional acceptance for 2.5-2.79 GPA
  • Official transcripts from previously attended college(s)
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Goal statement
  • When applicable, SAT or ACT scores
  • Successful completion of Praxis Core or approved equivalent

School Accreditation Statement

New England Commission of Higher Education