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Secondary Education Social Studies Programs

Social Studies Education, B.A.
Courses in this program lead toward New York state initial teacher certification in social studies, grades 7-12. Secondary education programs are designed to blend on-campus preparation with field experiences in a variety of school settings, culminating in full-time student teaching. Literacy, multicultural education, and information technology are integrated throughout all aspects of the program. The program conforms with the New York State Learning Standards in Social Studies and with the recommendations for teacher preparation of the National Council for the Social Studies. A dual major in history is highly recommended.

Social Studies Education, M.S.Ed.
The Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) program in Social Studies Education is a 37 s.h. program that requires an undergraduate major or equivalent (with a minimum of 30 s.h.) in either History or one of the social sciences (Economics, Geography, Political Science, Sociology, or Anthropology). The course of study leads to New York State Initial Teacher Certification, valid for adolescence education in social studies (grades 7-12). This program is designed to blend on-campus preparation with field experiences in a variety of school settings, culminating in full-time student teaching. Literacy, multicultural education, and information technology are integrated throughout all aspects of the program. The program conforms with the New York State Learning Standards in Social Studies and with the recommendations for teacher preparation of the National Council for the Social Studies.

Social Studies Education, M.A.
This program leads to Professional Certification for teachers who possess Initial Certification in Adolescence Education, valid for teaching Social Studies in grades 7-12. It provides advanced study in the curriculum, pedagogy, and content of social studies. The program conforms with the recommendations for teacher preparation by the National Council for Social Studies and with the New York State Learning Standards in Social Studies.

Secondary Education, Adv. Cert.
An advanced certificate is also available in secondary education for students who posess an advanced degree in a related content area and are seeking grades 7-12 teacher certification.