Adolescence Social Studies, M.S.T.
This clinically-rich master’s degree program in adolescence social studies prepares candidates to teach social studies as a content-area subject in grades 7 through 12. Graduates of the program qualify and are endorsed for New York state certification as Teacher of Social Studies 7–12.
In addition to the general requirements for study at the Graduate School of Education, for initial teacher education programs, and for the adolescence education programs, candidates for the adolescence social studies program must have an earned major in history or its equivalent with a minimum of 30 credits in social studies coursework. This content must include coursework related to: U.S. history, non-U.S. history, anthropology or cultural studies, political science, government or civics, economics, sociology, geography, psychology, global connections, and the impact of science and technology on society. Of these, at least 21 credits must be in the study of history or geography. A grade of C+ or above is required for a course to be counted toward these totals, and an average of B or above is required for all social studies coursework.
Otherwise qualified candidates who lack coursework in a specified area may be admitted conditionally but must make up the content deficit prior to completion of the program. An interview, as well as attendance at an Adolescence MST information session, is recommended.
Program of Study
|UEGE 5102||HISTORICAL, PHILOSOPHICAL, AND MULTICULTURAL FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN EDUCATION||3|
|CTGE 5420||EDUCATING CULTURALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE LEARNERS: PRE K-12||3|
|CTGE 5795||CLINICAL SEMINAR IN ADOLESCENCE SOCIAL STUDIES||3|
|CTGE 5547||LITERACY AND LEARNING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM||3|
|CTGE 5401||HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING||3|
|CTGE 5261||TEACHING AND ASSESSING SOCIAL STUDIES: ADOLESCENTS||3|
|CTGE 5165||CONSULTATION AND CO-TEACHING IN COLLABORATIVE CLASSROOMS||3|
|Elective Course on Technology||3|
|CTGE 5155||SPECIAL EDUCATION FOUNDATIONS: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE||3|
|CTGE 5402||TEACHING AND LEARNING WITH DIVERSE ADOLESCENTS: ASSESSMENT & PLANNING||3|
|CTGE 0709||ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION PORTFOLIO||0|
|CTGE 5200||FIELD EXPERIENCE SEMINAR: ISSUES IN REFLECTIVE PRACTICE||0|
The following courses may apply toward the elective technology requirement:
|CTGE 6200||SPECIAL TOPICS IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY||1|
|CTGE 6201||DEVELOPING DIGITAL LITERACIES||3|
|CTGE 6203||CYBER COMMUNITIES FOR STEM||1|
|CTGE 6261||TECHNOLOGY IN READING, WRITING, AND SOCIAL STUDIES||3|
|CTGE 6262||APPLICATION OF COMPUTERS TO SPECIAL EDUCATION||3|
|CTGE 6265||EMERGING ISSUES IN TECHNOLOGY||3|
The workshops listed below are required of all Initial Teaching (M.S.T.) programs as well as certain other programs related to NY state licensure.
|EDGE 0230||SCHOOLS AGAINST VIOLENCE EDUCATION WORKSHOP||0|
|EDGE 0210||CHILD ABUSE IDENTIFICATION AND REPORTING WORKSHOP||0|
|EDGE 0260||DIGNITY FOR ALL STUDENTS TRAINING||0|
|EDGE 0220||DRUG, ALCOHOL, AND TOBACCO TRAINING||0|