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M.S. in Social Studies Education Preparation (Grades 7-12)

This program is right for you, if...  

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree and a social science and history background;
  • You wish to work toward New York State initial certification in social studies education grades 7-12 while earning your Master’s degree in cutting-edge education courses taught by faculty specialists;
  • You believe that it’s important to promote active learning and academic achievement of all students in inclusive environments;
  • You want to serve as a leader and advocate for students in schools, communities and your profession;
  • You want a program that provides multiple field placements (4) which allow you to integrate what you learn with experiences in a variety of urban and suburban school settings with teachers and youth with diverse backgrounds and abilities;
  • You want to share professional development in common core courses with a cohort of students in social studies education and other secondary degree programs;
  • You want a 35-credit hour program that can be completed during a 12-month full-time period, beginning in May.
  • Or, you want the opportunity to begin part-time (if available at times classes are offered), culminating in a 9-credit spring semester followed by a 9-credit fall semester.

For those students who already have initial certification to teach grades 7-12 Social Studies, the School of Education offers a program leading to the degree of Master of Science in Teaching and Curriculum. Students may have a concentration in social studies education through this program, which is designed to support professional development for teachers and to enhance understanding of the theories and practices associated with teaching.

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We welcome you to visit campus, sit in on classes and speak with our students and faculty.

View the MS in Social Studies Education brochure

Program Contacts:

Jeffery Mangram, Program Coordinator

Cherri Wells

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