Middle-Level Social Studies Education, M.A.

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Designed for either current teachers or career changers who have a liberal arts degree or a cultural studies background, our Middle-Level Social Studies Education program will develop your expertise in curriculum and instruction and prepare you for a professional career in teaching. You’ll learn about young adolescent development and be ready to help your students investigate how cultures and societies evolve, guide them as they begin to understand how societal contexts influence people, and encourage them to see the importance of learning about the relationship between groups and individuals.

Through our Master of Arts in Social Studies Education program you will be eligible for initial licensure as a new teacher or to add the social studies endorsement to your current license. An interdisciplinary curriculum in education and a mixture of online and practicum experiences in schools near you provide comprehensive preparation for career changers.

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Alan Reichard

Assistant Director of Admissions

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Robert Schulze

Associate Professor

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Why Get a Master’s in Middle-Level Social Studies Education at Vermont State?

  • High Demand: Teachers are in high demand in Vermont and across the country. 
  • High Impact: At Vermont State you’ll develop knowledge and skills that will enable you to have an immediate impact on your schools and students. 
  • Practical Experience: Our courses are designed to immerse you in the field so you can gain practical experience. 
  • Strengths-Based Focus: Guide your students to develop wellbeing and empathy through the strengths-based and inclusive approach to learning taught at Vermont State. 
  • Flexible Scheduling: The program is designed for part-time enrollment so you can study while working full-time, or full-time enrollment to complete more quickly. Courses are online to increase access and avoid excessive travel in difficult weather conditions. Participants may complete the licensure portion of the program first in order to seek a teaching position, then complete the remaining coursework for the master’s degree over time. Our Placement Office will help you locate a local school for practicum and internship experiences. 

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Sample Courses

  • Middle Level School Organization
  • Implementing Content-Specific Methods in a Secondary Classroom
  • Middle Level Curriculum: Instruction & Assessment
  • Characteristics & Development of Diverse Learners

Meet Our Faculty

Associate Professor

  • Castleton Campus

Monica McEnerny

Associate Professor

  • Castleton Campus

Dean, Graduate Programs

  • Johnson Campus

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Faculty

  • Johnson Campus

Associate Professor

  • Johnson Campus

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Professor

  • Castleton Campus

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Department Chair/Licensure Officer

  • Lyndon Campus

Professor

  • Castleton Campus

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