Social Studies Education

Program Overview

Social Studies prides itself in offering a rich environment with unparalleled opportunities for graduate students desiring a wide range of backgrounds and interests including visual culture, anti-oppressive education, gender studies, historical consciousness, moral education, and the history and politics of curriculum. In addition to the required coursework, a vibrant graduate student community is fostered through speaker series, research centres, seminars, and study groups. Many social studies faculty and students are actively involved in the Centre for the Study of Historical Consciousness and the History Education Network (a seven-year project, sponsored by a $2.1 million SSHRC Strategic Knowledge Clusters Grant awarded in March of 2008).

The Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy offers a PhD concentration and MA and MEd specializations in Social Studies Education, along with a secondary Teacher Education (BEd) major and Diploma in Social Studies Education.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Education (MEd)
Bachelor of Education (BEd)

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Sessional Instructors

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