Doctorate's in Social Sciences/Teaching Subject Areas

Discussion in 'Education, Teaching and related degrees' started by hypoelectron, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. hypoelectron

    hypoelectron New Member

    Hello All,

    I assume most of us are familiar with the 18 credits rule for teaching at the junior college level. This year I will be finishing a Masters in Education and would like to move forward with the goal of post secondary teaching. My geographic area however has increased from the 18 rule to a 20 credit requirement. Notably what ever DL certificates I have found are either post bachelors and therefore not high enough course level or are only about two thirds of the necessary credits.

    I am having trouble then finding a PhD or ED or DA in the social science category. My undergraduate is in Anthropology and I would like to stay working in the "soft sciences" such as history, sociology, ethnography or ethnic studies. Has anyone found a program like this? I would prefer RA.
  2. cookderosa

    cookderosa Resident Chef

    yes..... there is one. Check the archives from earlier than 2010. It's distance learning with a tiny bit of cohort meeting 1/year if I remember...good name too.... what was that program? I'll look too.
  3. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    There aren't many of these sorts of programs around but you can find threads on this subject by doing a search of the site (top right corner).
    Also, it's not always possible just to take a bunch of courses. Often you are required to be matriculated into a specific degree program. Finally, I suggest that you look at the Harvard Extension website. Good luck.
  4. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    If you just need master's level credits, then Western New Mexico University offers online graduate certificates in history, political science, and psychology.
    Certificates - Online Programs

    There are post-graduate certificates that usually go by the name of CAGS. I haven't really seen many of these in the social sciences outside of psychology. There are also post-master's specialist programs i.e. Ed.S that are often in school counseling, school psychology, educational psychology, and other education-related fields.

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