The revised program aims to develop practitioners and leaders who will strengthen Social Studies education. The program is laddered on to the Diploma program.

Program Objectives

The program aims to develop social studies education practitioners who can:

  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of the theoretical and disciplinal foundations of social studies education;
  • Design and develop theoretically grounded and research-based curricula and instructional materials for social studies programs;
  • Organize and implement relevant, interdisciplinary, and coherent social studies programs;and
  • Assess and evaluate processes and outcomes of social studies education using a variety of tools and approaches.
  • Participate in broader policy, regulatory, and social discourses related to social studies
    education;
  • Contribute to the body of research in social studies education; and
  • Demonstrate and facilitate professional learning and leadership in social studies education.

Admission Requirements

         All students are admitted to the Diploma program. Students interested in proceeding to the MA program should complete all courses for the Diploma          program with a GWA of 2.0 or better.

 

Curriculum

        The Master's program has two tracks: a thesis and a non-thesis option. The thesis option has a total of 36 units, with 30 units of course work and 6           units thesis. The non-thesis option has a total of 37 units, with 33 units of course work and 4 units special problem after passing a comprehensive           examination.

 

Thesis Option

 

Core courses (21 units)

All core courses in the Diploma program (18 units)
SSE 290 Research in Social Studies Education (3 units)

Elective course (9 units). 
Elective courses taken under the Diploma program plus two additional electives chosen
from the following:

GEOG 301 Environmental Geography (3 units)
SDS 230 Historical Perspectives on Development (3 units)
EDSSE 250 ASEAN Studies 1 (3 units)

 


         

Thesis requirement (6 units)

SSE 300 Thesis (6 units)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Non-Thesis Option

 

Core courses (21 units)


All core courses in the Diploma program
(18 units)
SSE 290 Research in Social Studies Education (3 units)

 Elective Courses (12 units)

Elective courses taken under the Diploma program plus three additional electives chosen from the following:
GEOG 301 Environmental Geography (3 units)
SDS 230 Historical Perspectives on Development (3 units)
EDSSE 250 ASEAN Studies 1 (3 units)
ASEAN 202 Advanced ASEAN Studies (3 units)

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive Examination

    To be taken after all courses and prioe to enrolling in SSE 298

Special Problem (4 units)

SSE 298 Special Problem in Social Studies Education (4 units)