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Master’s of Science (MSEd) in Social Studies Education

All master degree students in social studies education submit either a thesis or exit portfolio. Although the demands for an exit portfolio are not as rigorous as those for a thesis, students work with their committees to select topics and formats for their portfolios and are supported by the committee as the portfolio is created. Students will use these portfolios or their theses to demonstrate that they have fulfilled the social studies graduate proficiencies. Possible ways in which this may happen are listed in the table below. However, the list is not and should not be considered exhaustive.

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