Secondary Social Studies Education, M.A.

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In Vermont State’s M.A. in Secondary Social Studies Education, you will augment your expertise in social studies with a deep understanding of how adolescents learn and how high schools function. You’ll be ready to help stimulate your students’ natural curiosity and encourage them to investigate how cultures and societies change.

You’ll have numerous hands-on, in-the-classroom opportunities that will let you put theory into practice as you prepare for licensure with a Social Studies Endorsement. You’ll graduate as an experienced professional ready to lead your own classes.

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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 Secondary Social Studies Education at Vermont State?

  • High Demand: Vermont and many other states need more teachers, and we’ll prepare you for immediate success in the classroom. Nearly 100% of our recent graduates are employed in the field. 
  • High Impact: Teaching is as rewarding as it is demanding. Our master’s degree program will enable you to pursue a fulfilling career as you enrich your school communities and the lives of your students. 
  • Experience: Thanks to the many hands-on, experiential opportunities we offer, you’ll spend considerable time practicing direct instruction. 
  • Flexibility: With online courses and in-person fieldwork, you be able to create a degree plan for part-time study that fits your schedule and location. 
  • Social Justice Emphasis: You will prepare to advance social justice, embrace difference, and advocate for inclusion by becoming a knowledgeable professional with the courage to pursue excellence and equity for all learners.  

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Sample Courses

  • Educational Studies
  • Partnering with the Adolescent Learner
  • Implementing Content-Specific Methods in a Secondary Classroom
  • 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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