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MA - MEd Joint Program
 

Joint Master's Degree Program in History and Social Studies Education


The Wayne State History Department  and Social Studies Education now offer a joint master's degree in History and Social Studies Education.  This program is designed for a certified teacher who wishes to strengthen their knowledge in both education and history.   Upon successful completion of this program students will obtain both a M.A. in History plus an M.Ed. in Social Studies Education in 52 credits rather than the 65 credits it would take for the degrees done separately.

Degree Requirements

Applicants to this program must be admitted to both the M.A. program of the Department of History and to the M.Ed. in Social Studies Education program of the College of Education (see details below).  The course distribution is as follows:

In History students will, after filing a Plan of Work with their History advisor, complete the credit hours for the degree with the following distribution-


HIS 7830 – Methods and Research in History
       
2 elective courses in History in courses numbered 7000 or above
       
An 8000-level seminar in History
      
Other elective graduate courses in History to reach 27 hours
       
Across the courses taken in History exclusive of HIS 7830, students must take 4 courses in their major field and 3 courses in their minor field

 
In Education, after filing a Plan of Work with their SSE advisor, students will complete the 30 hours for the degree with the following distribution:
 

21 hours total of graduate credit in Social Studies Education

6 hours in General Professional Requirements coursework.  One 2-credit course from three different areas in this list
EDA 7600 – Education Administration
EDP 5480 – Adolescent Psychology
EDS 7630 – Educational Sociology
CED 6700 – Counseling
EHP 7600 – History and Philosophy of Education
SED 7050 – Special Education
 
  
9 hours in Social Studies Education courses
            SSE 6730 – New Perspectives in Social Studies Education
            SSE 7780 – Readings in Social Studies
            SSE 8740 – Graduate Seminar in Social Studies Education

        6 hours of Seminar credits

            TED 7000 – Introductory Master’s Seminar, Social Studies Section
            ED 7999 – Terminal Master’s Seminar, Social Studies Section

 For ED 7999 essay/project, there will be two co-advisors, one from Social Studies Education and one from History.  An oral presentation and defense of the essay/project completed in ED 7999.  The defense will be overseen by both advisors, one from Social Studies Education and one from History.  The time and place will be arranged by the student.

Admission Steps

Because the Joint Program is unique, a prospective student must-

  1. Be admitted to one of the programs (suggest SSE) through Graduate Admissions
  2. Once admitted, must enroll for a class in the program
  3. Once enrolled, obtain a Change of Status Form, fill it out and ADD a second program.
  4. Deliver the form to the other office (History)
  5. Be admitted to the second program by the department

Plan of Work

Once you are admitted, be sure to see an advisor to do a Plan of Work for each major.

Advisors

Social Studies Education
Dr. Bob Pettapiece E-mail: pettapiece@wayne.edu

History Department
Dr. Elizabeth Faue E-mail: hummer@wayne.edu
 

History
3094 FAB 656 W. Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: (313) 577-2525
Fax: (313) 577-6987
Website: clasweb.clas.wayne.edu/history
Email: ab3697@wayne.edu