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Adolescence Education: Social Studies

State University of New York Potsdam

M.Sc.
15 months
Duration
22650 USD/year
22650 USD/year
11090 USD/year
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About

The Master of Science in Teaching Adolescence Education program in Social Studies is designed to meet the New York State Education Department’s regulations on Teacher Education, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards, and the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), along with Advisory Board recommendations and alumni feedback. 

Overview

This  Master of Science in Adolescence Education: Social Studies program from State University of New York Potsdam is nationally recognized by the NCSS and leads to Initial Certification in Adolescence Education: Social Studies (Grade 7-12), with a possible extension for Middle Childhood Education: Social Studies (Grade 5-6). 

The Fieldwork Experience:

  • Completion of 100 hours of fieldwork in a local school prior to student teaching, gaining hands-on understanding of educational environments and innovative teaching strategies used in today's classrooms.
  • One semester of student teaching, including two distinct placements in the middle and high school level.
  • A close relationship with your field supervisor, who is committed to offering the support and insight you need to reach your highest potential as an educator.

Unique Program Features:

  • Student teaching placements frequently result in full-time employment upon graduation.Our faculty has a large network of contacts in the field that lead to information about job opportunities, and our graduates regularly call for recommendations to fill positions.
  • Small class sizes promote close relationships with professors and fellow secondary social studies teacher candidates. Students graduate with a cohort who provides support throughout the length of their future careers.
  • An advisor guides you through the entire program, providing support that greatly enhances your education experience. 
  • Opportunities are offered to attend professional development workshops and/or conferences to help further your understanding of social studies content and pedagogy.

Accreditation

National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Reading in the Middle/Secondary School
  • Writing in the Middle/Secondary School
  • Special Soc St Education Content Topic
  • Philosophical Foundations of Education
  • Advanced Secondary Social Studies Education
  • Social Studies Culminating Experience
  • Social St Curriculum in Middle and Secondary School
  • Research in Social Studies Education
  • Social Studies Content Portfolio

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 15 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

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.
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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.
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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).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Evidence of an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. International students should consult the International Graduate Student page for information on U.S. Equivalency guidelines. An unofficial transcript may be submitted for the purpose of obtaining an admissions decision.
  • International students where English is not their primary language must refer to the International Graduate Student page to obtain information about important requirements regarding English language proficiency.
  • A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 GPA in the most recent 60 credit hours

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11325 USD per semester and a duration of 15 months.
  • National

    22650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11325 USD per semester and a duration of 15 months.
  • In-State

    11090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5545 USD per semester and a duration of 15 months.

Funding

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