Social Studies Education Minor
Effective Fall 2012, students may no longer declare the General Education Minor or any of the Secondary Education Minors. These minors have been replaced by the Minor in Teacher Education and the Minor in Global and Urban Education Studies.
If you have already declared the General Education Minor or one of the Secondary Education Minors, do not despair -- this archived website provides information on those minors, including course requirements.
The Social Studies Education Minor enables you to complete coursework as an undergraduate in CAS that will reduce the number of credits required of an NYU Steinhardt MA degree in Teachers of Social Studies, Grades 7-12, that will fulfill the requirements for initial teacher certification. The master's degree will require 30 credits, including student teaching internships beyond the bachelor's degree.
Ideally, you would want to declare the minor and begin taking these courses during your first semester of junior year. Please be advised that most of these courses require a fieldwork component consisting of classroom observation and participation. For course descriptions, please see the current NYU Steinhardt Undergraduate Bulletin at www.steinhardt.nyu.edu/bulletin.
Courses to be taken by CAS History Majors as a Minor in Social Studies Education (5 Courses, 19 Points)
|An overall GPA during the first two years of study of at least 2.5 and an overall GPA in English content courses during the first two years of at least 3.0.|
|Prerequisites (to be taken as part of CAS degree)|
|ECON-UA 0001||Principles of Economics I or other Economics course (4 points)|
|POL-UA 0500||Comparative Politics or other Government course (4 points)|
|Additional course in either economics or politics|
|Junior Year (3 courses, 12 points)|
|TCHL-UE 0001||Inquiries into Teaching and Learning I (15 hours of field observation) (4 points)|
|SOCED-UE 1073||Post-1865 U.S. History, Geography, and the Social Studies (4 points)
(note: this course is offered in alternate years)
Human Development I (2 points) (15 hours of field observation)
|Senior Year - (2 courses, 7 points)|
|SOCED-UE 1039||Classroom Practicum: Methods in Teaching Social Studies (15 hours of field observation) (3 points)|
|TCHL-UE 1030||Language Acquisition and Literacy Education (15 hours of field observation) (4 points)|
If the Social Studies Education Minor convinced you to pursue a career in teaching, take the next step and complete your MA degree in teacher education at NYU Steinhardt.
To be considered for one of Steinhardt's MA programs in teacher education, you must have completed your Social Studies Education Minor courses with a grade of B or better, and present a strong academic record in your other courses.
Graduate Admissions Information
Graduate admissions and application information is available online via http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/graduate.admissions or in person in Pless Hall, 3rd Floor. If you have detailed questions about the application process, please feel free to call the Office of Graduate Admissions at (212) 998-5030.
Applications should be submitted for the fall semester by the deadline of February 1. Be sure to indicate the option code of “FYR” on your graduate admissions application if you will have completed an Ed Minor by the time you enroll in the master's.
Funding your MA Degree
Depending on the subject you would like to teach and the program in which you wish to enroll there may be special funding opportunities for you. Check them out now!
For CAS History Majors Who Have Successfully Completed the Social Studies Education Minor
|Content Core (6 credits)|
|SOCED-GE 2146||MA Seminar in Social Studies (3)|
|SOCED-GE 2048||World History Curriculum (3)|
|General Pedagogical Core (3 credits)|
|SPCED-GE 2162||Educating Students with Disabilities in Middle Childhood and Adolescent Settings (3), 15 hours of field obsevation|
|Specialized Pedagogical Core (3 credits)|
|SOCED-GE 2147||Literacy and the Social Studies (2)|
|EDCT-GE 2018||Integrating Technology in K-12 Curriculum (1)|
|Student Teaching (6 credits)|
|SOCED-GE 2911||Supervised Student Teaching I: Social Studies in the Middle School (3)|
|SOCED-GE 2922||Supervised Student Teaching II: Social Studies in the Secondary School (3)|
|Elective (3 credits)|
|To be chosen from offerings in Teaching and Learning, History, Humanities and Social Sciences, or other department, as approved by Social Studies advisers|
|Social Responsibilities of Teachers (0 credits)|
|TCHL-GE 2999||Drug and Alcohol Education, Child Abuse Identification, School Violence Prevention (0)|
|Terminal Experience (3 credits)|
|SOCED-GE 2140||Culminating Experience: Social Studies and History Workshop (3)|
Advisor: Professor Diana Turk, (212) 998-5492, email@example.com
Upon successful completion of the master's degree, NYU Steinhardt will recommend you for New York State Initial Teacher Certification. For the New York State Education Department to issue your certificate you must also:
- Achieve satisfactory scores on the appropriate New York State Teacher Certification Examinations
- Complete NYS fingerprinting process and receive clearance