Social Studies Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, PTCP)

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have an existing undergraduate degree with a 36-credit concentration in history and/or social science courses, as well as a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA; a minimum 3.0 GPA in all history and social sciences courses.

Students complete a minimum of 30–35 clock hours of field experience in each of three courses: SSE 200, SSE 303, and SSE 309. Another course, SSE 488/HIS 488, will be used by students to complete the additional 50 clock hours in field experience required for the 5-6 extension. The department has established relationships with several high-need urban and suburban school districts where field experiences are held. All majors will have study and experiences that together provide a solid foundation for teaching in high-need schools.

Program Requirements

History of the Western Hemisphere (15 credit hours)
HIS 106HISTORY OF AMERICAN LIFE I3
HIS 107HISTORY OF AMERICAN LIFE II3
HIS 314MODERN LATIN AMERICA3
HIS 415HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT OF NEW YORK STATE3
Select one of the following:3
HISTORY OF EARLY CANADA
HISTORY OF MODERN CANADA
HISTORY OF THE GREAT LAKES REGION
History of the Eastern Hemisphere (9 credit hours)
HIS 230WORLD CIVILIZATIONS I3
Select two from the following:6
FOUNDATIONS OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION
EUROPE SINCE 1500
TWENTIETH-CENTURY EUROPE
Geography (6 credit hours)
GEG 300WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY3
Select one from the following:3
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
GEOGRAPHY OF NEW YORK STATE
URBAN GEOGRAPHY
GEOGRAPHY OF ASIA
GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA
GEOGRAPHY OF EUROPE
Political Science (3 credit hours)
Select one from the following:3
INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
U.S. CIVIL LIBERTIES
Economics (3 credit hours)
Select one from the following:3
THE ECONOMIC SYSTEM
PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
Cultural Diversity (3 credit hours)
SSE/HIS 363AMERICAN IDENTITY IN TRANSITION: DIVERSITY AND PLURALISM IN THE UNITED STATES3
History/Social Science Electives (11 credit hours)
Select 11 credit hours11
Professional Education Requirements (30 credit hours)
SPF 303EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY: MIDDLE AND SECONDARY EDUCATION3
EDU 416TEACHING LITERACY IN MIDDLE AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS3
ENG 309TEACHING AND EVALUATING WRITING3
or EDU 417 ADOLESCENT LITERACY
EXE 100NATURE AND NEEDS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS3
PSY 357ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT DEVELOPMENT3
SSE 200INTRODUCTION TO SECONDARY TEACHING3
SSE 303METHODS AND MATERIALS IN TEACHING MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES3
SSE 309METHODS AND MATERIALS IN TEACHING HIGH SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES3
SSE 370COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY IN THE SOCIAL STUDIES CLASSROOM3
SSE 402HISTORICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL EDUCATION3
or SSE/HIS 407 THE TEACHING OF HISTORY
Student Teaching Requirements (15 credit hours)
To complete the program, a student must be in the major and have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and a minimum 3.0 GPA in the major.
SSE 409STUDENT TEACHING OF SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL6
SSE 410STUDENT TEACHING OF SOCIAL STUDIES IN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL6
SSE/HIS 488INTERNSHIP1-12
Total Credit Hours95