Middle Childhood Social Studies 7–9, Advanced Certificate

12 credits

NYSED 25437/25447

The Middle Childhood Extension programs are open to persons who are completing the MST in childhood education or who already possess initial/professional certification in childhood education or provisional/permanent certification in elementary education (pre-k–6).

The programs lead to a certificate and to endorsement for an extension to the childhood certificate to teach the specific content subject in grades 7 through 9. Candidates for the program must consult their program adviser to select the appropriate courses to meet New York state certification requirements.

In addition to the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School of Education, applicants must

  • Provide evidence of teacher certification in childhood or elementary education, or concurrent pursuit of one of Fordham’s childhood education degree programs; and
  • Complete or have completed 21 credits or more in history or geography, and coursework in the following areas: U.S. history, non-U.S. history, civics/government/political science, economics, geography, anthropology/culture, sociology, and psychology.

Program of Study

CourseTitleCredits
CTGE 5791SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM3
CTGE 5260TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES TO ADOLESCENTS3
Select one or both of the following:3-6
LITERACY AND LEARNING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM
PSYCHOLOGY OF ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING
Total Credits9-12