Adolescent Education Social Studies (7-12) Initial Certification

Adolescent Education Social Studies 7-12 - Initial Certification - M.S.

  • Graduate Education Course Descriptions
  • New York State Registered Program Code: 25665
  • HEGIS Code: 0803.00 {Secondary Education, General}
  • Certification with New York State is for Initial Certification in Social Studies 7-12.

Required courses (36 credits):


EDU 500A

Apprentice Field Experience in Adolescent Inclusive Classroom (40 hrs)


EDU 502

Theoretical Foundations and Teaching Practices of Regular and Special Education for Birth-Grade 2, Childhood 1-6, Adolescence 7-12


EDU 506B

Adolescent Reading, Writing, and Communicating in the Content Areas for Inclusive Classrooms of Diverse Learners


EDU 510

Strategies and Techniques for Teaching Middle School and Adolescent Students in Inclusive Classrooms


EDU 513

Meeting the Needs of Culturally Diverse Students in Inclusive Classrooms in Birth- Grade 2, Childhood 1-6, Adolescence 7-12


Complete either EDU 521 or EDU 522*:


EDU 521

Technology for Inclusive Classroom Teachers Birth-2, Childhood 1-6, Adolescence 7-12



EDU 522*

Advanced Design Technology for Inclusive Classroom Teachers


EDU 537

Diverse Abilities and Needs of Students in Inclusive Classrooms Birth-Grade 2, Childhood 1-6 and Adolescence 7-12


EDU 554A

Pre-Professional Adolescent Field Experience in Inclusive Classrooms


EDU 555A

Student Teaching in Adolescence (Grades 7-9)


EDU 556A

Student Teaching in Adolescence (Grades 10-12)


EDU 557A

Student Teaching Seminar- Adolescence (Grades7-12)


Curriculum and Methods Course:

EDU 516

Curriculum and Methods of Teaching Social Studies to Diverse Adolescent Learners in Inclusive Classrooms


Content/Pedagogy Courses: Select two corses* - 6 credits:

EDU 592

Teaching the United States in the Age of Globalization to Adolescent Diverse Learners 3

EDU 593

Teaching Europe in the 20th Century to Adolescent Diverse Learners 3

EDU 594**

Teaching the Modernization of the Non-Western World to Adolescent Diverse Learners


EDU 595**

Teaching the Politics of Choice to Adolescent Diverse Learners


Total Credits Required:


*Designed for candidates who have classroom teaching experience and are knowledgeable in technology.

** Preferred courses for this program.

A total of 100 hours of observation/participation in a field school are required prior to beginning student teaching.

All candidates are required by NYSED to have experience in a "high-needs" school setting. These schools/districts are designated as such by NYSED.

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Joanne O'Brien, Ed.D.
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