Teacher Education and Higher Education

M.Ed. in Teacher Education, concentration in Middle/Secondary Social Studies

The Master of Education in Middle/Secondary Social Studies program is for students who hold an undergraduate degree and are currently teaching social studies at the middle or high school level. The program satisfies the requirements for M-Level state licensure.

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Program Contact

Dr. Wayne Journell
408 School of Education Building


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Example Careers:

  • Middle or High School Department Chair
  • District Instructional Specialist

Designed For

This program is designed for students who hold a bachelor’s degree and who are currently teaching social studies at the middle or high school level.

Career Opportunities

This program encourages critical thought about the teaching of social studies at the middle or high school level and allows students to take content and pedagogical courses that will satisfy the requirements of M-level licensure in the state of North Carolina.

Research Interests

Students will engage in an action research project of their own teaching in accordance with the requirements of the M-Level license.

Program of Study

Total hours: 36

Core Courses (9 hours)

  • TED 646 Introduction to Equity Education (3)
  • TED 669 Educational Implications of Learning and Developmental Theory (3)
  • ERM 605 Educational Measurement & Evaluation (3)

Pedagogical Expertise Courses (18 hours)

  • TED 631 Trends and Issues in Teaching and Curriculum in Social Studies (3)
  • 9 Hours of Content Courses in HIS, PSC, GEO, ECO, ATY, PSY, or SOC at the 500 or 600 level
  • 2 courses in the following areas (cannot take more than one course in any one category):


      • TED 523 Legal, Historical, and Cultural Issues in ESL (3) or
      • TED 628 Trends and Issues in Curriculum and Instruction (3)


      • SES 540 Introduction to Special Education (3) or
      • SES 643 Special Education Trends/Issues (3)


      • TED 628 Trends and Issues in Curriculum and Instruction  (3)

Professional Development/Leadership (9 hours)

  • TED 626 Middle Grades Curriculum and Instruction (3)
  • TED 676 Teacher as Leader/Researcher I (3)
    (Prerequisite for TED 677; fall only)
  • TED 677 Teacher as Leader/Researcher II (3)
    (spring only)

Minimum Program Requirements

  • Currently teaching social studies at the middle/high school level
  • All graduate school entry requirements
  • Completion of state requirements for M-Level licensure

Graduate Program infobutton

Our goal is for every student in the School of Education (SOE) to be able to focus on their studies and not on student debt. A variety of financial aid is available to our students, including scholarships based on academic merit and financial need. We invite you to explore the many scholarship opportunities offered in the School of Education.

The U.S. Department of Education requires that all higher education institutions advise students as to whether their curriculum provides them with the eligibility to apply for a professional license and/or certification in the state for which they plan to practice.

As such, please review UNC Greensboro’s status by state for the Middle/Secondary Social Studies program. You should note whether the program either “meets”, “does not meet”, or if there “has not been a determination” of the program’s status in the state for which you plan to practice. You should contact the program’s support staff at tehe@uncg.edu with any questions regarding this data.

Secondary Social Studies Education
Middle Grades Social Studies