Adolescence Education: Social Studies
: Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.)
: Classroom Social Studies teacher for grades 7-12
: Fall, Spring, or Summer
: Lincoln Center & Westchester
The program builds on candidates’ undergraduate majors in history or other social studies areas. The program is distinguished by exceptionally strong field experiences and by careful coordination of courses progressing from foundations and teaching methods to the progressing from foundations and teaching methods to the development of a professional portfolio.
Applicants must have 30 credits in the social sciences, including 21 credits in history and/or geography (including at least one course in U.S. history and one course in non-U.S. history), and coursework related to economics; sociology; anthropology or cultural studies; civics; government economics; sociology; anthropology or cultural studies; civics; government or political science; global connections; and the impact of science or technology on society. Please feel free to contact us for a transcript review.
- Fall: July 1
- Spring: November 15
- Summer (both sessions): April 15
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Additional Degree/Extension Programs
In the fall and spring semesters of the first year, students are in classrooms for three full days per week: observation for three weeks, then student teaching, in the same classroom, for ten weeks.
In the fall and spring semesters of the second year, students are in classrooms for five full days per week: observation for two weeks, then student teaching, in the same classroom, for twelve weeks.
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Adolescence Education Core
The program leads to the Master of Science in Teaching (MST) degree and initial NYS certification as a teacher of adolescence social studies. Teacher candidates who meet all program requirements, complete the course of study and meet established field experience competencies are eligible for Fordham University’s endorsement for New York state initial certification in their program area. Read more about certification procedures
Pass rates for Fordham’s initial teacher education graduates on the NYSTCE Teacher exams have been over 95% each year. This Program has received national recognition from the National Council for Social Studies.