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.
- 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:
- 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.
- 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
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- 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
International82820 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2020 USD per credit during 12 months.
National82820 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2020 USD per credit during 12 months.
Living costs for New York City
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