Adolescence Education: Social Studies

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Adolescence Education: Social Studies

Social Studies Education

The Adolescence Education: Social Studies program requires completion of an appropriate arts and sciences major, chosen from one of the following majors: anthropology, economics, history, politics or sociology, while simultaneously completing a second major in education, with courses in pedagogy that are specific to the content that will be taught.

SUNY Potsdam offers NCATE-recognized undergraduate teacher education programs preparing students for New York State certification in grades 7-12, with many areas offering an extension for certification in grades 5-6 as well.

Caring, experienced faculty, and the opportunity to interact with regional teachers and students throughout the programs, make for an authentic experience in preparation for an exciting and rewarding career.

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The Department of Secondary Education offers B.A. degrees in English Education, Mathematics Education, Social Studies Education and Science Education—allowing students to simultaneously major in a discipline of their choosing as well as education.