Social Studies Education, Master | Georgia State University | Atlanta, United States
18 months
30216 USD/year
30216 USD/year
9552 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Social Studies Education M.A.T. program offered at Georgia State University is designed for students who hold a bachelor's degree and seek an initial teaching certification in Secondary Social Studies, grades 6-12.  This program leads to a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) and a clear and renewable (T5) Induction Certificate in Georgia.


What you will study

Social studies educators teach learners intellectual skills and knowledge across the history, geography, political science and economic content areas. Our urban communities need highly skilled, compassionate and advocacy-oriented social studies teachers whose content knowledge and instructional practice honor students’ diversity and promote equity. Social studies teachers create learning environments that develop young citizens who can productively participate in our democracy and the global community.

The Social Studies Education M.A.T. program offered at Georgia State University is grounded in educational theory, research and best practice, integrating principles of social justice and equity. Throughout the program, students take specialized education and content courses and gain practical teaching experience in grades 6-12. Our dynamic program features technology integration and offers study-abroad opportunities. Faculty support planning, instruction, assessment and reflection with colleagues, faculty and partner schools who are committed to excellence in education.

Concentrations include: History, Geography, Political Science and Economics content areas.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Secondary Teaching 
  • Principles of Social Studies Instruction
  • Theory and Pedagogy of Social Studies Instruction 
  • Teaching and Learning in Urban Contexts 
  • Teaching History and the Social Sciences 
  • Social Studies Concepts and Issues 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommenders on the application)
  • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA required for admission

- submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

  • Georgia Educator Ethics — Program Entry (350)
  • GACE Program Admission Assessment

- You may exempt this test if you have received appropriate minimum scores on the ACT, SAT, or GRE.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15108 USD per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    30216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15108 USD per semester during 18 months.
  • In-State

    9552 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4776 USD per semester during 18 months.

Living costs for Atlanta

1213 - 2208 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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