Department of Teaching and Learning

Social Studies Education

MA in Teaching Social Studies, Grades 7-12

Find out more about our graduate degree options in Social Studies education: 

MA in Teaching Social Studies, Grades 7-12, Initial Certification
This one-year MA program leads to eligibility for initial teaching certification in social studies, history, and the humanities and prepares you to teach in multicultural urban schools. Learn more >

MA in Teaching Social Studies, Grades 7-12, Professional Certification
This program leads to eligibility for New York State professional teaching certification, and is for educators who have already met the requirements for New York State initial certification in Teaching Social Studies, Grades 7-12. Learn more >

MA in Teaching Art, All Grades, and Teaching Social Studies, Grades 7-12
In this innovative dual certification program, you'll have integrated learning opportunities that reimagine both art and social studies education. Learn more >

Advanced Certificate and MA in Teaching Social Studies
Spend a full school year working as a tutor in a Newark, NJ middle school under the close mentorship of experienced educators while completing 18 credits of graduate coursework to earn an Advanced Certificate in Clinically Based Social Studies Education, leading to eligibility for initial teaching certification. Scholarships will cover your full tuition and fees if you agree to teach for three years in a Newark public or charter school. You can then choose to complete 12 additional credits for your master of arts degree, receiving an NYU Steinhardt scholarship that covers 45 percent of the MA tuition. Learn more >

MA in Educational Theatre, All Grades, and Teaching Social Studies, Grades 7-12
This dual certification program gives you the skills to use drama-based frameworks to explore historical concepts, periods, and debates. Learn more >

MA in Teaching Social Studies and Teaching Students with Disabilities, Grades 7-12
Through this dual certification program, you'll be qualified to teach both social studies and special education. This program leads to eligibility for initial teaching certification. Learn more >

Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color
This national fellowship program offers a $30,000 stipend to support students of color in completing a master's degree program in education. Fellows agree to teach in a high-need school for three years. 
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