This program prepares graduates to be classroom Social Studies teachers for grades 7-12.
In accordance with New York State (NYS) requirements, applicants must have earned at least 21 credits in history (U.S. and non-U.S.) and/or geography. These requirements are in addition to Fordham's general admissions requirements.
In accordance with Fordham requirements, applicants must have 30 credits in history/geography and the social sciences, including coursework in anthropology or cultural studies; political science, government or civics; micro and macroeconomics; sociology; psychology; global connections; and the impact of science and technology on society.
The 21-credit NYS and the 30-credit Fordham requirements are counted concurrently, i.e. applicants' credits can fulfill both requirements. If candidates have not completed all prerequisites, they may be admitted conditionally and complete the necessary coursework while enrolled in the master's program. Please contact us for a transcript review.
All descriptions for the below courses are available in the GSE Bulletin.
- Adolescence Portfolio (CTGE0709)
- Clinical Seminar in Teaching Social Studies (CTGE5795)
- Consultation and Co-Teaching in Collaborative Classrooms (CTGE5165)
- Educating Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Learners: PreK-12 (CTGE5420)
- Elective Course in Technology (changes each semester)
- Historical, Philosophical, Multicultural Foundations of American Education (UEGE5102)
- Human Development and Learning (CTGE5401)
- Literacy and Learning across the Curriculum (CTGE5547)
- Special Education Foundations (CTGE5155)
- Teaching and Assessing Social Studies: Adolescents (CTGE5260)
- Teaching and Learning with Diverse Adolescents: Assessment and Planning (CTGE5402)
- Child Abuse Identification Training (EDGE0210)
- Drug and Alcohol Abuse & Prevention Training (EDGE 0220)
- School Violence Prevention Training (EDGE0230)
- Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Workshop (EDGE0260)