Social Science for Teachers Grades 6-12 (MA)
The University of Northern Iowa College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, in cooperation with Continuing & Distance Education, offers a master’s degree program in Social Science to middle level and secondary teachers.
New cohort to begin Summer 2013
The program includes coursework and instruction in the areas of:
- American History
- Political Science
- World History
Approximately six credit units of research are required, including three units in a seminar setting and three units for an independent research project. No thesis is required.
Convenient course delivery
During the last summer of the program, there will also be a one-week study tour, focused on a specific topic, in which students will attend relevant sites such as museums and historical sites.
What students are saying
"Being able to obtain a master's degree in my subject matter has given me a huge advantage. It allows me to teach a number of subjects in the field of social studies which makes me more marketable...Additionally, the knowledge I gained while writing my thesis on Confucianism has served me well while teaching A.P. World History, which is a course that is new to me this year." -Linn-Mar High School teacher
"I have used many ideas learned from UNI instructors and fellow MA classmates in my classes. Dr. Connors' trip to presidential sites in Illinois and Iowa was amazing." -Northwood-Kensett High School teacher
"I enjoyed working with a cohort. It allowed me to make personal and professional relationships with other social studies teachers both in my area and across the state. I continue to be in contact with most people in my cohort 3 years after the program has ended." -Linn-Mar High School teacher