Adolescence Social Studies, MST

30 credits

NYSED 25529/25530

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

CourseTitleCredits
UEGE 5102HISTORICAL, PHILOSOPHICAL, AND MULTICULTURAL FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN EDUCATION3
CTGE 5420EDUCATING CULTURALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE LEARNERS: PREK-123
CTGE 5155SPECIAL EDUCATION FOUNDATIONS: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE3
CTGE 5401TEACHING AND LEARNING WITH DIVERSE ADOLESCENTS: DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITIES3
CTGE 5165CONSULTATION AND CO-TEACHING IN COLLABORATIVE CLASSROOMS3
CTGE 5547LITERACY AND LEARNING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM3
CTGE 5402TEACHING AND LEARNING WITH DIVERSE ADOLESCENTS 2: ASSESSMENT & PLANNING3
CTGE 5260TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES TO ADOLESCENTS3
CTGE 5795SEM ADOL SOC STUDIES3
Elective Course on Technology3
CTGE 0709ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION PORTFOLIO0
Total Credits30

The following courses may apply toward the elective technology requirement:

CourseTitleCredits
CTGE 6200SPECIAL TOPICS IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY1
CTGE 6201DEVELOPING DIGITAL LITERACIES3
CTGE 6203CYBER COMMUNITIES FOR STEM1
CTGE 6261TECHNOLOGY IN READING, WRITING, AND SOCIAL STUDIES3
CTGE 6262APPLICATION OF COMPUTERS TO SPECIAL EDUCATION3
CTGE 6265EMERGING ISSUES IN TECHNOLOGY3

Required Workshops

The workshops listed below are required of all Initial Teaching (MST) programs as well as certain other programs related to NY state licensure.

CourseTitleCredits
EDGE 0230SCHOOLS AGAINST VIOLENCE EDUCATION WORKSHOP0
EDGE 0210CHILD ABUSE IDENTIFICATION AND REPORTING WORKSHOP0
EDGE 0260DIGNITY FOR ALL STUDENTS TRAINING0
EDGE 0220DRUG, ALCOHOL, AND TOBACCO TRAINING0