2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    Apr 21, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Social Science Education Graduate Certificate

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College: Community Innovation and Education Degree: CRT
Department: School of Teacher Education
Program Websites: https://ccie.ucf.edu/teachered/secondaryed/

Program Description

The Social Science Education Graduate Certificate is for teachers who instruct students in social science content in grade levels K-12.

The program is designed to improve the quality of teaching and learning in social science classrooms. Graduates of the K-12 Social Science program form a strong infrastructure of teachers focusing on long-term impact in schools while helping students succeed in learning social science content. The focus of the K-12 Social Science Education Graduate Certificate is to provide all graduates with exceptional pedagogical and subject matter knowledge and skills by focusing on research-based, state-of-the-art best practices in social science education.

Other K-12 Social Science Education Programs

A Master of Education in K-12 Social Science Education is available. Students who successfully complete the graduate certificate may transfer credits from the Social Science Education Graduate Certificate into the MEd program, if they meet the acceptance criteria and are admitted into the MEd in Social Science Education program. In addition, the K-12 Social Science Education master’s program is closely allied with the Education PhD, Social Science Education Track. Graduates of the Social Science Education master’s program have been very successful in completing advanced graduate degrees.


The graduate certificate in Social Science Education includes four required courses chosen from the list of approved courses.

Total Credit Hours Required: 12 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor’s Degree

Application Requirements

Admission is open to those with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

Application Deadlines

Social Science Education Graduate Certificate *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants   Jul 1 Dec 1 Apr 1
International Applicants        
*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.

Contact Info

Graduate Program

Scott Waring PhD
Associate Professor
Telephone: 407-823-1766
ED 206J

Graduate Admissions

Christina Dabrowski
Telephone: 407-823-2766
Millican Hall 230
Online Application
Graduate Admissions

Mailing Address

UCF College of Graduate Studies
Millican Hall 230
PO Box 160112
Orlando, FL 32816-0112

Institution Codes
GRE: 5233
TOEFL: 5233
ETS PPI: 5233

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