The MA in Adolescent Social Studies from The City University of New York is for applicants with no prior NYS certificate. The advanced certificate program (Academic Plan: SSTAE-AC) is a post-master’s program for applicants with no prior NYS certificate.
- Minimum GPA for Retention - Graduate students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to remain at Hunter College. Students whose grades fall below this standard are required to raise their GPAs to at least 3.0 within one semester.
- No F in the first two semesters—students who receive a grade of F or WU in any course in the first two semesters will not be allowed to continue in the program.
- Progress holds due to Incomplete Grades - Students with two or more INCs will not be allowed to register for any courses.
Key Course Performance Standards
- Students must receive a grade of at least a B in key program courses.
- Students who receive a grade of F or WU in key program courses may not continue in the program.
- Key Program Courses are identified by the label (KC) in the course title.
- An overall GPA of 3.0.
- Master’s degree students will develop a professional teaching portfolio, which is a cumulative effort, integrating course and fieldwork throughout the program.
- Complete the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) workshop.
- Educational Psychology: Applications to Adolescent Education (KC)
- Assessment of Teaching and Learning in Adolescent Education
- Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings
- Practicum in Social Studies, Grades 10–12 (KC)
- Practicum in Social Studies, Grades 7–9 (KC)
- Student Teaching in Social Studies, Grades 7–12 (KC)
- 24 months
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- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0.
- 30 credits of concentrated study in one of the areas of social studies (history, political science, geography, or economics) with a GPA of 3.0, including at least 12 credits in history, 3 credits in geography, 3 credits in political science, and 3 credits in economics.
- General education core in the liberal arts and sciences to include: artistic expression; communication; information retrieval; concepts in history and social sciences; humanities; a language other than English; scientific and mathematical processes; and written analysis and expression.
- Two professional references.
- A personal statement.
- Submission of official score report on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), except applicants who are certified teachers or school administrators and hold a graduate degree.
International25650 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25650 USD per year during 24 months.
National25650 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25650 USD per year during 24 months.
In-State11090 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11090 USD per year during 24 months.
- Resident: $470 per credit
- Non-resident: $855 per credit
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