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Adolescence Education, Social Studies

M.S.T. in Adolescence Education: Social Studies

The Adolescence Education: Social Studies program is designed to prepare graduates to combine subject matter knowledge with a strong pedagogical core as it relates to teaching adolescents in Social Studies.  It requires completion of a bachelor’s degree (with equivalent major coursework) from one of the following majors: anthropology, economics, history, politics or sociology. 

Career Outlook


Employment of middle and high school teachers is projected to grow 4-5 percent from 2021 to 2031. Pay for middle and high school teachers and principals in New York is among the highest in the nation.

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"I was lucky enough to be involved in a roundtable discussion on improving NYS Teacher Education requirements with New York State Assemblywoman Addie Jenne during my time on campus. SUNY Potsdam is very much the real deal in Teacher Education."

William Murphy '14 & '17