Middle Childhood Social Studies 7-9 (Adv Cert)

9-12 credits

NYSED 25437/25447

Admissions to this program are currently on hold for the 2023-2024 application cycle. Program faculty are in the process of redesigning this program; the present Bulletin content refers to the version of the program that is on hold. This content will be updated when the program's redesign is complete.

The middle childhood extension program builds on previous coursework in childhood education and leads to certification in social studies teaching for grades 7–9. The program is open to persons who are completing the M.S.T. in childhood education or who already possess initial/professional certification in childhood education or provisional/permanent certification in elementary education (Pre-K–6).

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 and/or geography, and 30 credits total of coursework in the following areas: U.S. history, non-U.S. history, civics/government/political science, economics, geography, anthropology/culture, sociology, psychology, global connections, and the connections among science, technology, and society. 

Program of Study

Course Title Credits
CTGE 5791Social Studies Curriculum3
CTGE 5261Teaching and Assessing Social Studies: Adolescents3
Select at least one of the following:3 to 6
Literacy and Learning Across the Curriculum
Psychology of Adolescent Development and Learning
Total Credits9-12