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Social Studies Education

Hofstra University

24 months
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1605 USD/credit 26482 USD/year
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About

The Social Studies Education program at the Hofstra University leads to professional certification for teachers who possess initial certification in adolescent education, valid for teaching social studies in grades 7-12.

Overview

Key facts:

  • The Social Studies Education program at the Hofstra University provides advanced study in the curriculum, pedagogy, and content of social studies. Individuals may also select concentrated studies in middle level 5-6, gifted education or bilingual education certification extensions. 
  • The program conforms with the recommendation for teacher preparation by the National Council for Social Studies and with the New York State Learning Standards in Social Studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Multicultural Curriculum and Teaching
  • Middle Childhood Philosophy and Teaching
  • Gender Issues in the Classroom
  • Multicultural Literature in the Curriculum
  • Cross-Cultural Education: Comparative Perspectives
  • Urban Education
  • Foundational Perspectives in Multicultural Education
  • Seminar: Social Foundations of Education
  • Bilingual and Biliteracy Learning and Teaching in Multilingual Settings

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Rolling Admission

Credits

33 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed application form to the master's program.
  • New York state initial certification for teaching social studies 7-12. Applicants who have provisional certification should contact the Department of Teaching, Learning and Technology for the correct program.
  • A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on all undergraduate course work, or its equivalent (e.g., a 3.0 in a completed graduate program). We encourage you to submit all transcripts from your undergraduate work and any graduate work for consideration.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.75 on course work in the content area in which certification is being sought.
  • A written personal statement of professional intent and rationale.
  • Two letters of reference that address the applicant's potential to succeed in the teaching profession and in graduate course work.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26482 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1605 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    26482 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1605 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Hempstead

1300 - 2834 USD /month
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Funding

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