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The Master of Education in Teaching: Non-Licensure Concentration in Secondary Social Studies program is ideal if you possess a history or social studies bachelor’s degree and now wish to acquire the knowledge to teach secondary students to understand the political, geographic, economic, and social world. This non-licensure master's program will not lead to eligibility for teaching certification, and is intended for those who do not have and/or are not seeking any teacher licensure.
This master’s program is aligned with West Virginia Professional Teaching Standards (WVPTS), National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) standards, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), and the West Virginia 21st Century standards for teaching social studies.
The curriculum for this online master’s degree is reviewed by an advisory council of industry experts for relevancy to today’s marketplace. Course topics include:
In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:
All AMU graduate programs require you to have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
In addition, the following documentation is required for admission into this program, and must be provided prior to course registration:
An AMU admissions representative will contact you via email or phone to assist you with the enrollment process, review your documentation, and to notify you when you have been admitted into the program and may register for courses.
Selecting the right program to meet your educational goals is a key step in ensuring a successful outcome. If you are unsure of which program to choose, or need more information, please contact an AMU admissions representative at 877-777-9081 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*To help minimize out-of-pocket costs, AMU offers a tuition grant for U.S. active-duty servicemembers, Guard, Reserve, military spouses and dependents, and veterans. See all military-affiliated student benefits.
Because our university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), (the same as the Ohio State University, Univ. of Chicago, and U.S. Air Force Academy, to name a few), we can accept the following forms of financial aid and payments:
Accelerate your degree completion by taking full advantage of our transfer credit options, including credit for your previous college courses, military service schools, American Council on Education (ACE) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, and prior learning experiences.
AMU has educational partnerships with many employers and associations. Be sure to accurately enter your employer information when you complete our admissions application. Your employer might also offer a tuition reimbursement plan as one of your benefits.