MST in Social Studies Education

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. This program is nationally recognized by the NCSS and leads to Initial Adolescence Education, Social Studies (Grade 7-12) with an extension for Middle Childhood Social Studies Education (Grade 5-6) certification. Program start date: Summer.

Contact Information

Admissions / General Information
Center for Graduate Studies
Coordinator of Graduate Recruitment
Satterlee 238
(315) 267-2165

Program-Related Information
Robert Vadas
Program Coordinator
Satterlee 211
(315) 267-2534

Required Program Courses

Minimum of 51 credit hours
(Prerequisite coursework may be required prior to, or concurrent with, program studies.)

GRED 556, Reading in the Middle/Secondary School, 3 credits
GRED 557, Writing in the Middle/Secondary School, 3 credits
GRED 590, Special Soc St Education Content Topic, 3 credits
GRED 600, Philosophical Foundations of Education, 3 credits
GRED 606, Adv Secondary Social Studies Education, 3 credits
GRED 670, Social Studies Culminating Experience, 3 credits
GRED 681, Soc St Curr in Middle and Secondary School, 3 credits
GRED 682, Research in Social Studies Education, 3 credits
GRED 684, Social Studies Content Portfolio,1 credit
GRED 688, Soc St Instruction in Middle and Sec School, 2 credits
GRED 689, Practicum in Middle/Sec Soc St Instruction, 4 credits
SPED 505, Introduction to Special Education, 3 credits

HLTH 530, School Health (certification requirement), 3 credits

Technology Elective: 3 credit hours

Additional Elective: 3 credit hours

GRED 676, Student Teaching Seminar, 2 credits
GRED 694, Student Teaching in Mid/Jr High School (7-9), 6 credits
GRED 697, Student Teaching in Sr High School (10-12), 6 credits