Division of Social Sciences & History

Master of Education in Secondary Education – Social Studies

The Master of Education degree is designed for students who wish to pursue professional study in education as classroom teachers, counselors, supervisors, administrators, or in specialized areas. In the College of Arts and Sciences, Delta State awards a Master of Education degree in English, History, Social Sciences, and Visual Arts.

General Admission Requirements (these may vary slightly depending on the chosen track):

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with an undergraduate major suited to the discipline in which the applicant wishes to study. The BFA and the BA in Art Education are considered appropriate degrees for applicants wishing to pursue the Art emphasis.
  • Grade point average of 3.0 on higher or all undergraduate coursework and courses relevant to discipline.
  • An acceptable score on the writing section of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or on a departmental writing proficiency exam. The departmental examination is required in English and History.
  • A valid teaching certificate, if not, the applicant must sign a waiver stating that he/she realizes that the M.Ed. in Secondary Education does not constitute certification.

Applicants may be granted provisional admission status for the first nine (9) hours of graduate course work. All admission requirements must be met within these nine hours.

MASTER OF EDUCATION IN SECONDARY EDUCATION………………………………………….33
1. Core Education Courses…………………………..9
    (CUR 608, ELR 605, EPY 601)
2. Required Courses……………………………………9-21
    (stated below by concentration)
3. Electives………………………………………………..3-15

    (stated below by concentration)

SOCIAL SCIENCE
1. CUR 608, ELR 605, EPY 601……………………9
2. Required Courses……………………………………3
    SSC 602
3. Electives………………………………………………..21
    At least 6 hours at the 600-level. No more than 18 hours in any of the following:
     Geography
     Political
     Science
     Sociology
All candidates for the M. Ed. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences are required to complete the Teacher Work Sample and Teacher Intern Assessment Instrument.

Contact

Program Coordinator

Dr. Charles Westmoreland
P: (662) 846-4065
cwestmoreland@deltastate.edu

Address and Mailing

Division of Social Sciences & History
College of Arts & Sciences
DSU Box 3264 Kethley 206
Cleveland, MS 38733