Masters of Science (MS) in Social Studies Education
The graduate program leading to the master of science in education degree with a major in social studies helps candidates become educational leaders and innovative change agents as they acquire permanent teaching certification.
Each applicant must meet the admissions requirements set by the Graduate Studies and Research Office and the following:
1. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
2. Thirty-six credits in history and/or the social studies.
3. Eligibility for a certificate of qualification (CQ) or New York State provisional certification for teaching (or approved equivalent).
Each student is assigned an advisor, and it is imperative that students consult regularly with their advisors. All students must have their programs of study approved by their advisors and the department chair.
At the completion of 12 credits of coursework in the prescribed program, the student must have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0.
At least 15 credits overall must be completed in 600- or 700-level courses.
Required Courses (15 cr)
History and/or the Social Sciences (15 cr)
This coursework is to be selected with the advisor's approval, and a minimum of nine credits must be concentrated in a single discipline.
Professional Education (15-18 cr)
EDF 689 Methods and Techniques in Secondary Social Studies
SSE 513 Seminar in Secondary Social Studies Education
Social Studies Education elective (3 cr)
Professional Education elective (3 cr)
SSE 690 Master's Project or SSE 795 Master's Thesis
Total Required Credits . . . . . 30 cr