The Secondary Social Studies Education Program offers a breadth of classes and a wealth of field experiences. The combination of these classroom and experiential activities result in graduates who are prepared for many of the Secondary Social Studies challenges! Student community activities include the Secondary Social Studies Association.

Program students and faculty communicate by frequent classroom contact, advising sessions and the LISTSERV for Social Studies Education Majors and by their course LISTSERVs.

Why You Should Enroll

Our Secondary Social Studies Education Program Faculty brings together educators from within the College of Education, faculty from the University community, the Professional Educators from the Bluegrass area, and advanced Secondary Social Studies education students.  This diverse faculty works together to continuously monitor how the program is relevant to current professional challenges so that they can adjust their teaching and learning experiences to provide a dynamic preparation for pre-professional students.

Program Details

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Tuition Cost: Refer to Full-time per Credit Hour Rates for Graduate Students on the UK Tuition and Mandatory Fees page.

Curriculum Guide

Information coming soon!


How to Apply

Interested prospective undergraduate students are encouraged to apply to UK and indicate their interest in the Secondary Social Studies Education program.

*Please note that the Secondary Social Studies Education major does not result in teacher certification, but does prepare students for graduate study in secondary education. Upon completion of the undergraduate program you may apply to the Master’s with Initial Certification (MIC) Social Studies Education degree program.

Interested in pursuing the Secondary Social Studies Education major?

  • Prospective students who are not currently enrolled in courses at UK can contact the College of Education Director of Recruiting, Jenna DeMastes at https://education.uky.edu/profile/jenna-demastes/, for information on the program.
  • Current Secondary Social Studies Education majors and prospective on-campus students can contact Bob Singleton for advising information via email at bobsingleton@nulluky.edu.



Check out the FAQ below or feel free to contact us with any questions you might have regarding this program. We can’t wait to hear from you!


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State Authorization & Licensure

If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.

Tuition and Fees

For information regarding current program cost please refer to the UK Tuition and Fees page.

Refund Policies

You can find tuition refund policies, deadlines, amounts, and other important information on the UK Student Account Services website.

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