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  The Graduate School of Education 2007-2009 Master of Education (Ed.M.) Programs with No State Certification Programs in the Department of Educational Theory, Policy, and Administration Ed.M. in Social Studies Education  

Ed.M. in Social Studies Education


Coordinators: Dr. Benjamin Justice (732-932-7496, ext. 8110; email: bjust@rci.rutgers.edu), Dr. Beth Rubin (732-932-7496, ext. 8203; email: bcrubin@rci.rutgers.edu)

To complete the Ed.M. degree in social studies education, students must take a minimum of 30 credits in social studies, general education, and fields appropriate to social studies content. They must also submit and defend a masters portfolio. Course of study, including choices of electives and possible independent study must be made with adviser approval.

Required Courses (12 credits)
Students must take the following:
15:257:560 Introduction to Social Studies (3)
15:257:561 Analysis of Social Studies Curriculum (3)
15:255:538 Teacher as Researcher or Independent Study equivalent (3)

Students must also take one social studies course (257) which can include:
15:257:566 Liberty vs. Equality (3)
15:257:568 Topics in Social Studies (3)
15:257:569 Civics, Citizenship and Social Education (3)

Electives (18 credits)

Students must take six graduate elective courses as follows:
At least two courses (6 credits) within the GSE
At least two courses (6 credits) outside the GSE in fields related to social studies content.

These can be upper-level undergraduate courses if taken for graduate credit. These content areas typically include, but are not limited to: Africana studies, anthropology, American studies, Puerto Rican and Hispanic Caribbean studies, economics, geography, history, political science, sociology and two additional courses (6 credits) in either of the above categories, for a total of six electives.

Master's Portfolio
At the end of their final year, all students will be required to submit and defend a portfolio. Students should consult with their advisers on dates and regulations regarding the portfolio, which is described in detail elsewhere. Portfolios are graded pass/no credit, and students must receive a passing evaluation to complete the social studies Ed.M. requirements.
 
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