Duquesne University

School of Education

Secondary Education - Social Studies


600 Forbes Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15282

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S.Ed. Secondary Education - Social Studies,

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The M.S.Ed. Secondary Education - Social Studies is designed to prepare teacher candidates for secondary classrooms in our nation’s schools by providing a caring and supportive learning environment that promotes academic excellence. This program satisfies the requirements for a Master of Science in Education Degree (M.S.Ed.) and initial certification (Instructional I) to teach at the secondary level in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (grades 7-12). Candidates have the opportunity to develop professional and personal competence by participating in experiences that are both theoretical and applied. They also have options to distinguish themselves through independent research and/or international study and teaching opportunities. This program consists of 36 – 39 credits and includes academic courses, field-based experiences, a student teaching experience, and four gateways.


NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education PDE (Pennsylvania Department of Education Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

International Student Requirements:

Please see the program website for additional details.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: Duquesne University's Office of Financial Aid provides information regarding loan opportunities. Special military/veteran tuition rates are available for some programs.

Locale: Large City

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