Grades 7-12 with 5-6 extension
Robert Vadas, Program Coordinator
211 Satterlee, (315) 267-2534 (email@example.com)
The Adolescence Education Program for teaching 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. The MST Social Studies program is nationally recognized by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS). The program leads to Initial Adolescence Education, Social Studies (grades 7–12) with an extension for Middle Childhood Social Studies Education (grades 5–6) certification.
Requirements for Admission
Additional Degree Information
Candidates are strongly encouraged to review the Policies and Procedures in the Graduate Catalog, focusing on the specific information related to education programs.
All degree candidates are required to successfully complete a Culminating Experience in the School of Education and Professional Studies designed to synthesize their academic experiences. The Culminating Experience (GRED 670) is equivalent to 0 or 3 credits of work. It may be taken for three credits to allow the candidate to satisfy both the Culminating Experience requirement and one elective requirement simultaneously. A content portfolio is also required in the MST Social Studies Program.
While not required for degree completion, candidates are required to complete all New York State teaching requirements to earn certification. This will include passing HLTH 230 School Health (CA, SAVE) and all applicable New York State Teacher Certification Exams: Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST), Assessment of Teacher Skills–Written (ATS–W), and the Content Specialty Test (Social Studies) (CST).
Student progress is carefully monitored throughout the MST Social Studies, Adolescence program based on demonstration of appropriate knowledge, skills and dispositions. Students are provided with information on program expectations in their first semester. Students not making satisfactory progress will be counseled by their adviser and may be dropped from the program.
A minimum of 51 credit hours with an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher is required for the granting of the Master of Science in Teaching, Adolescence Education, Social Studies degree. Additionally, candidates will complete HLTH 230 (2 credits) to satisfy certification requirements for a total of 53 credit hours. The 53 credit hours are divided as follows:
|GRED 556 Reading in the Middle/Secondary School||3|
|GRED 557 Writing in the Middle and Secondary School ||3|
|GRED 600 Philosophical Foundations of Education ||3|
|GRED 606 Advanced Secondary Social Studies Education||3|
|GRED 681 Social Studies Curriculum in Middle/ Secondary School||3|
|GRED 682 Research in Social Studies Education||3|
|GRED 684 Social Studies Content Portfolio||1|
|GRED 688 Social Studies Instruction in Middle/ Secondary School||3|
|GRED 689 Practicum in Middle/Secondary School Social Studies Instruction||3|
|GRED 690 Special Social Studies Education Content Topic||3|
|SPED 505 Introduction to Special Education||3|
|IT XXX Course selected with prior advisor approval|
|HLTH 230 School Health (CA, SAVE)|
|GRED 670x Social Studies Culminating Experience ||0-3|
|GRED 676 Student Teaching Seminar: Policies and Practice in American Education||2|
|GRED 694 Student Teaching in the Middle/Jr. High School (7–9)||6|
|GRED 697 Student Teaching in the Senior High School (10–12)||6|
|Total credit hours||53-56|
|Full-time Sample Schedule for MST Adolescence, Social Studies|
GRED 689 Practicum
|Spring I Student Teaching|
|Candidates considering part-time study should contact the program coordinator.|