Post-Baccalaureate Ed.M. with Certification in Social Studies Education

Program Details

Area(s) of Study:
  • Social Studies Education
Associated Degree:
  • Ed.M.
  • On-Campus
Program Level:
  • Masters
Program Type:
  • Certificate
  • Degree


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The Ed.M. program with (K-12) teacher certification in social studies education is designed for individuals who possess a bachelor’s degree in a field related to social studies instruction in schools and who do not already possess a New Jersey teaching certificate. Certificates are recommended only in conjunction with the completion of the requirements for the Ed.M. degree.

The goals of the program are:

  • to develop students’ critical examination of a variety of approaches to social studies teaching and curriculum;
  • to provide practice using these approaches and considering the results;
  • to provide opportunities to examine major disputes in social studies education and the relation of social studies education to societal issues; and
  • to familiarize students with schools and schooling in theory and practice.


Applications can be completed online. Applications must be filed with the graduate admissions office no later than February 1 for the fall term. Students are admitted only once a year to the postbaccalaureate program.

Program Requirements

In order to earn the master's degree, individuals must successfully complete the required course sequence, provide proof of satisfaction of the general education requirements and liberal arts credits, core curriculum content courses, and pass the portfolio.

A complete listing of degree requirements are available for download or at the Office of Student and Academic Services.

If you have more specific questions about this concentration, please contact Beth C. Rubin.