M.Sc. On Campus

Social Studies Education: Preparation 7-12

Syracuse University

12 months
31212 USD/year
31212 USD/year
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The opportunity for those holding a bachelor’s degree with the appropriate social science and other liberal arts prerequisites but no prior coursework in teaching, to prepare for New York State initial adolescence certification as social studies teachers (grades 7-12) while earning a master’s degree. The Social Studies Education: Preparation 7-12 program is offered at Syracuse University.


Key facts

The M.S. degree in Social Studies Education: Preparation 7-12 offers:

  • A program that exposes students to cutting-edge ideas in education courses taught by faculty specialists.
  • Preparation with special emphasis on actively engaging middle and high school students, working with struggling students, and serving diverse student populations.
  • 4 field placements allowing each candidate to learn from a variety of urban and suburban school settings, teachers, and youth with diverse backgrounds and abilities.
  • Opportunity for sharing professional development with a cohort of students in social studies education, and in other secondary programs, through several shared core courses.
  • Participation in the Academy of Social Studies Educators. Syracuse University faculty and staff, and students meet a few times a year to share professional and program development ideas.


Syracuse University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Understanding Learning and Teaching 
  • Issues in Educating English Language Learners 
  • Literacy Across the Curriculum 
  • Social Studies and Democracy: The Reconstruction of Education 
  • Methods and Curriculum in Teaching 
  • Adapting Instruction for Diverse Student Needs 
  • Student Teaching 
  • Participation in the Professional Development School

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


35 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application fee
  • Official transcript
  • Letters of recommendation (as required by the program you’re applying to)
  • Personal statement
  • Résumé
  • Portfolio (if required by your program)
  • Writing sample (if required by your program)
  • Official GRE scores (if required by your program)
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS scores (international students only)
  • Military transcripts (for currently serving or veteran)

Tuition Fee

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    31212 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 31212 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Syracuse

935 - 1370 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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