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Social Studies Education

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If you are interested in furthering your involvement in the the educational community as a teacher, teacher leader, or researcher, the Department of Educational Theory and Practice will be an attractive destination. The department houses initial certification programs at the Master’s and bachelor’s level in early childhood education, elementary education, middle grades education, and secondary social studies education. We also provide continuing education for those areas via Master’s (MEd) and specialist (EdS) degrees. We also feature a doctoral program in educational theory and practice. Our faculty are highly productive, award-winning researchers and teachers.


Academic Programs

Department of Educational Theory and Practice

If you are interested in furthering your involvement in the the educational community as a teacher, teacher leader, or researcher, the Department of Educational Theory and Practice will be an attractive destination.

Degree Programs

These degrees offer an emphasis in Department of Educational Theory and Practice:

Non-Degree Programs

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Student Resources

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Students in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice are future teachers, administrators, researchers and community workers. Students participate in a wide range of coursework in preparation for, or continuation of, their careers. Faculty sponsored study abroad projects around the globe are available for students.

Financial Assistance

Financial resources reserved for students in the Social Studies Education:

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Faculty and Research

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The faculty in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice is highly engaged and productive. Numerous grant-funded projects are expanding the base of knowledge around issues in teaching, learning, and learning to teach in varied contexts. Individual faculty expertise is exemplified by their publications in top-tier peer-reviewed journals, as well as their widely disseminated work in newspapers, conference proceedings and workshops.

Grant Projects

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Outreach, Engagement, and Service

Overview

Many faculty and students are actively engaged in projects that integrate research, teaching, and service through community engagement. Local projects include:

  • Professional Development School partnership with Clarke County School District
  • Science education professional development projects with surrounding school districts
  • Social studies education partnership with the Cobb House museum
  • Collaboration with homeschooling families
  • Neighborhood-based education center emphasizing creativity and critical literacies

Projects extend across the state to include engagement with schools and districts in and around Atlanta, as well as professional development workshops offered for Georgia educators in social class-sensitive teaching and literacy.

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