2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 16, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History, BA/Adolescent Education: Social Studies, MST

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University Core:

  • To fulfill social science requirement: Two courses in ECO/ENT/POL/PSY/SOC (BUS courses not accepted)

Additional Requirements:

Major Requirements:

Students must complete the following:

300 and 400 Level Courses:

  • Credits: 3
  • Five additional courses (chosen from the 300 and 400 level offerings) including one course in each of the following areas: American history, European history, and non-Western history.


The major program will be designed under the guidance of a departmental advisor and should provide a broad background, ranging over the entire discipline.

Undergraduate Education Requirements:

Liberal Arts Electives

Graduate Education Requirements* (30 credits):

* Up to 12 credits of graduate education courses may be completd as an undergraduate, pending completion of all other undergraduate requirements.  The student must complete a minimum of 18 credits of graduate work beyond the undergraduate conferral line in order to earn the MST degree.

See Graduate Catalog for full course listing.

  • EDU 640 - Literacy & Learning in Content Areas 3 Credits
  • EDU 653 - Instruction & Assessment in Secondary Schools 3 Credits
  • EDU 660 - Foundations of Special Education 3 Credits
  • EDU 712 - Extending Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas for Adolescent Learners 3 Credits
  • EDU 721 - Modern Educational Philosophies 3 Credits
  • EDU 783 - Multimedia in Teaching 3 Credits
  • EDU 922 - Multicultural Education 3 Credits
  • EDU 952 - Special Project in Social Studies Education 3 Credits
  • EDU 975 - Observation and Student Teaching for Adolescent Education (Grades 7-12) 6 Credits

Minimum Total Combined Undergraduate/Graduate: 138 credits

Requirements for New York State Initial Teaching Certificate

Requirements to obtain a New York State Initial Teaching Certificate include the following, as documented in candidate’s TEACH account:

  1. Passing of the following New York State Teacher Certification Exams:
    • Educating All Students Test (EAS)
    • Content Specialty Test (CST)
  2. Completion of Child Abuse Detection and Reporting, School Violence Prevention and Intervention (SAVE), and Dignity for All Students Act workshops
  3. Fingerprinting

The New York State Education Department is continually in the process of changing regulations for teacher certification. It is the candidate’s responsibility to be aware of all certification requirements and keep up-to-date with any changes.

Continuation in the Program

Any education course, including student teaching, in which a student earns less than a “C” grade must be repeated. Additionally, Adolescent Education candidates must have a ‘C’ or higher in at least 30 credits in their content area courses.

Throughout the program, teacher candidates will be expected to demonstrate the dispositions for effective teachers that are stated in the department’s Student Learning Outcomes. Any failure to uphold the dispositions for effective teaching and the ethical standards for educators in the profession will result in dismissal from the department.

Enrollment in any education course at the junior or senior level for undergraduate programs and the graduate level for five-year programs is open only to students who are fully declared as enrolled in an education degree program.

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