The years students spend in middle and high school are pivotal, and the influence of a caring, creative teacher can help young people successfully navigate the path from adolescence to adulthood. As a secondary school teacher, you focus on a specific subject like history, math or science, and share your passion for it with students just as they begin to consider their college and career paths.

At Hofstra, our talented faculty, wealth of resources and high-tech facilities, emphasis on technological literacy, and extensive network among Long Island and New York City public schools, will prepare you for a long, successful career in the classroom.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to complete the program?
M.A. students can complete the program in one academic year. M.S.Ed. students can graduate in as little as one calendar year.
How do students network to find employment post graduation?
Social Studies Education students at Hofstra are well connected with Hofstra alumni through the use of a well-established email listserv and membership in local professional social studies organizations. It is common for student teachers to find full-time opportunities in the districts they are placed for student teaching.
Is there a deadline for admission?
Admission for the M.A. and M.S.Ed. programs is rolling, though applicants are encouraged to apply early.
Are there scholarships available?
Students are evaluated for merit-based scholarships through their graduate application. Each department has limited funds to distribute, so prospective students are encouraged to apply early. Students may also wish to consult the Office of Student Financial Services for additional resources.

Meet the Program Director

Alan Singer

Dr. Alan Singer
Program Director of Social Studies Education
P: 516-463-5853
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