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Teaching Social Studies, Grades 7–12, Initial Certification

New York University

M.A.
12 months
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21540 USD/year
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About

In this Teaching Social Studies, Grades 7–12, Initial Certification program from New York University, you will build on your knowledge of history and social sciences, learn pedagogical strategies, and apply them in supervised student teaching placements.

Overview

Our faculty members are heading social studies curriculum reform and ongoing research in social studies teaching. You will work closely with them to learn:

  • A strong mastery of US and world histories
  • Teaching approaches, pedagogical theories, and practical strategies for teaching middle and high school students
  • How to develop and implement innovative curricula for teaching social studies in multicultural and multiethnic schools

In this Teaching Social Studies, Grades 7–12, Initial Certification from New York University, you’ll learn how to integrate historical narrative with novels, film, music, photography, and visual arts, and incorporate geography, economics, political science, psychology, sociology, and anthropology into your social studies teaching, preparing you to teach the social science elective courses offered in many secondary schools. 

Careers and Outcomes

Upon graduation, you’ll be eligible for certification to teach social studies, history, and the humanities for grades 7–12 in New York, with an option to pursue a certificate extension to also teach grades 5–6. You’ll be prepared for a career as a social studies teacher, teacher trainer, or curriculum specialist in middle and high schools, educational agencies, and community colleges.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Key Debates in US History
  • Key Debates in World History
  • MA Seminar in Social Studies
  • Teaching Social Studies in the Middle and Secondary School
  • Language and Literacy Acquisition and Development
  • Inquiries into Teaching and Learning

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 15 semester hours of history and geography of the US and the world
  • 3 semester hours of government, politics, or political science
  • 3 semester hours of economics
  • 3 additional semester hours of history, geography, government, politics, political science, economics, sociology or anthropology
  • 3 semester hours of a language other than English (American Sign Language is acceptable)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10770 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    21540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10770 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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