Department of History

West Chester University

506 Main Hall
Phone: 610-436-3220
Fax: 610-436-3069


Master of Education in Social Science (Concentration: History)

The Masters of Education in Social Science is a cooperative program of the Department of History and the Department of Professional and Secondary Education designed for certified secondary school teachers to gain additional professional education training while increasing their historical knowledge. Please note that this program is not designed to prepare post-baccalaureate students for initial certification.

Degree Requirements:
(36 semester hours)
  1. Professional Education Requirements- 12 semester hours
  2. History Courses (under advisement, including a seminar) - 21 semester hours
  3. Electives (professional education or academic) 3 semester hours
  4. Six semester hours of 400-level course work may also be used to satisfy degree requirements in both programs
  5. The departmental graduate student handbook may provide additional insight to our program.