Social Studies Education


Many of our students receive their first job offer from the school where they do their teaching internship, and the New York City Department of Education recruits on campus at the end of each semester. There are also many opportunities in New York City to work for nonprofit international agencies that employ educators.

Our program in social studies education prepares you for teaching secondary school social studies anywhere in the United States or overseas. To qualify for provisional or initial certification in New York and most other states, you take the National Teachers Examination after graduation. Our program also provides excellent preparation if you wish to work in other positions related to social studies education, such as textbook editor in publishing, or a curriculum developer in an educational agency.

Recent graduates are working in positions such as:

  • Secondary school teacher at schools such as Hunter College High School, Stuyvesant High School, Norman Thomas High School, and Brooklyn Technical High School
  • Educational filmmaker on an Australian aborigine project
  • Consultant on social studies curriculum materials
  • Congressional aide on education issues
  • Guidance counselor, Cleveland Board of Education