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Social Studies Education

Our view of adolescence, as well as teacher development, is holistic.

We believe values and personal growth should be nurtured as well as skills and knowledge in any formulation of curriculum. In line with our emphasis on holistic education is our belief in the value of creative expression and artistic exploration to personal and professional growth.

Scholarship is also at the core of the craft of teaching. We can only help others learn when we value learning deeply. It’s also necessary to study  both the art of learning and a primary discipline. We recognize learning as a sociocultural dynamic rather than a simple accumulation of information and skills, so we frame our learning and service within the cultural, historical, and material contexts of the diverse populations of the New York metropolitan area.

» View the M.A. in Social Studies Education plan of study

The Ruth S. Ammon School of Education now offers an accelerated program option for our adolescent education degrees. This 12-month, intensive program is geared to meet the needs of potential candidates who want to teach in a secondary school setting and who have a strong background in social studies.

Candidates begin the 37-credit program of study in June and complete all requirements by the following May leading to a Master of Art in Education and recommendation for initial New York State certification (grades 7-12) in their social studies.


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Office of University Admissions
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