SOCIAL STUDIES and GLOBAL EDUCATION (SSGE)
2002 Award Winner
Best Practice in Global and International Education
Social Studies and Global Education is located in the School of Teaching and Learning (T&L) in the College of Education and Human Ecology.
What Makes SSGE Unique?
We prepare our students to learn and teach about the world from global perspectives. Based on content from education, history and the social sciences, we infuse global dimensions into our courses and provide cross-cultural field experiences and study tours. We use electronic technologies to connect our students to people, resources and issues across the planet.
What is available?
Our MEd is for people who want to become secondary (grades 7-12) social studies teachers. It allows students to gain a Master’s degree and Ohio licensure in one year of course work.
Our MA focus is on curriculum and pedagogy in social studies and global education. It combines core courses in social studies and global education with electives selected by the student.
We also have a Dual Degree MA with the Department of African American and African Studies.
Our PhD area of study is designed for those who wish to become professors, curriculum supervisors, researchers or educational leaders in social studies and global education.
Our faculty have expertise in social studies education, global education, multicultural children’s literature, post-colonial theory, global citizenship education, culturally relevant teaching, critical race theory, teaching for social justice, geographic education, African Studies, Asian Studies, and e-pedagogy. See profiles on their home pages. See homepages of faculty for their expertise, research and interests.
For more information on the programs email Professor Merry Merryfield , the SSGE coordinator, at email@example.com or call the T&L advising office at 614/292-2332.
General Admissions Criteria
As specified by the Graduate School of The Ohio State University, admissions criteria are as follows:
- An earned baccalaureate or professional degree from an accredited college or university by the expected date of entry.
- A minimum of 3.00 GPA for undergraduate coursework.
- GREs, preferably above 500 in quantitative and verbal, although scores below 500 may be acceptable if other materials are very strong.
- A minimum score of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required when an applicant is from a country where the native language is not English, unless a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent or higher was earned in a country where English is the native language.
- Quality of writing as evidenced in a statement of intent.
- Three letters of recommendation, preferably from professors.
In admissions preference is given to applicants with extensive cross-cultural or international experiences, degrees in history, the social sciences, or interdisciplinary international studies (such as African Studies or Women in Development), and teaching experience in social studies education.
Students may apply online or obtain graduate admission application forms from the Admissions Office, Third Floor, Lincoln Tower, 1800 Cannon Drive or from the Office of Academic Services in the School of Teaching and Learning, 227 Arps Hall, 1945 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43210.
Once you have enrolled in the program you will be added to ssprogram, our program listserv. You will receive updated information on courses, talks and other relevant opportunities on campus and other information.