Master of Arts with a major in Political Science, concentration in Political Science for Educators

Georgia State University
Degree Level Masters
Total Credit Hours 30

Program Description

The Department of Political Science at Georgia State University is offering a new distance-learning MA concentration in Political Science for Educators. The objective of this concentration is to provide K-12 social studies educators with a strong background in cutting-edge political science.This program, offered entirely online with a focus on summer study and seven-week minimesters, is geared towards current teachers who want to advance in their profession rather than to pursue a doctorate or university teaching. It could also be of interest to students contemplating a career in teaching.The concentration can be completed online over the course of four semesters, summer to summer. Admissions close March 1 and, each summer, a new cohort begins the program. This schedule allows teachers to finish their degree within 15 months, with much of the work completed in the summers. All of our online courses are taught by full-time faculty and will emphasize interaction among students and professors.After completing the degree, current Georgia teachers working in districts using the traditional pay scale are eligible to upgrade their certification status and receive a raise (see the Georgia Professional Standards Commission for more details). The degree may also help lead to an Advanced Professional Certificate . Teachers from other states may also be eligible for an upgrade after completing the degree and should check the professional standards in their home states.

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Program Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges