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Passionate about history and civics? Inspire students to consider human behavior, political systems and policy. Make a difference as a middle school social studies teacher.

The Social Studies – Middle Grades Education Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) provides the opportunity for students who already have a bachelor’s degree in a social sciences concentration to gain knowledge about teaching as a profession. Teaching entails more than extensive knowledge in a topic or discipline; the MAT provides foundational experience and knowledge about assessing students, designing curriculum and working with parents, staff and students to promote learning. The program explores methodologies for overcoming obstacles to learning and adapting lessons to suit the needs of the student population. Graduates of the program are ready to teach social studies at the secondary school level.

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The Social Studies – Middle Grades Education MAT program provides the knowledge needed to pursue social studies teaching careers. Our graduates often find career advancement in the following positions:

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