Teaching Social Studies and Students with Disabilities, Initial Certification, M.A. | New York University | New York City, United States
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Teaching Social Studies and Students with Disabilities, Initial Certification

12 months
Duration
2020 USD/credit 82820 USD/year
2020 USD/credit 82820 USD/year
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About

At the Teaching Social Studies and Students with Disabilities, Initial Certification MA program from New York University you will learn pedagogical strategies; advance your knowledge of social studies, history, and special education; and gain classroom experience through student teaching placements in New York City schools.

Overview

At the Teaching Social Studies and Students with Disabilities, Initial Certification MA program from New York University you’ll combine content courses with general and specialized core pedagogy classes to help you develop the skills to work with a wide range of diverse students. 

You’ll study:

  • US and world history
  • Teaching methods for social studies
  • Teaching methods and approaches to individualizing instruction for students identified with disabilities or other learning challenges
  • Educational technologies
  • Language and literacy acquisition and development
  • The psychological and educational assessments of students with disabilities
  • How to design an effective curriculum in history for all types of learners
  • How to advocate for students' needs and educational rights
  • Effective classroom management for all students
  • How to work collaboratively with parents

You'll be prepared to teach grades 7–12 and, if you choose, grades 5–6 in New York State, working both with students who do not have special needs and with those who have a variety of learning challenges, including:

  • Autism
  • Attention difficulties
  • Learning disabilities
  • Emotional and behavioral disabilities

Careers and Outcomes

Across the country, schools are experiencing a consistent shortage of special education teachers – particularly those with content-area expertise needed from high school teachers. You’ll graduate from this program eligible for dual certification in New York State in Social Studies and Special Education for grades 7–12, with an option to pursue a certificate extension to also teach grades 5–6. You’ll be sought after by employers for your ability to teach students of all backgrounds, with and without learning challenges like autism, dyslexia, and attention difficulties.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Language and Literacy Acquisition and Development
  • Inquiries into Teaching and Learning
  • Drug and Alcohol Education/Child Abuse Identification/School Violence Prevention
  • Adolescent Learners in Urban Contexts

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

41 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Standardized Test Information – GMAT or GRE (and TOEFL if required)
  • Transcripts & Degrees
  • Professional Information
  • Essays
  • EQ endorsements must be submitted online
  • International Student Supplement
  • 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)
  • 6 semester hours of English
  • 6 semester hours of mathematics (includes statistics)
  • 6 semester hours of natural or physical sciences

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    82820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2020 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    82820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2020 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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