Social Studies Education

MA, Teaching Art, Grades K-12, and Teaching Social Studies, Grades 7-12, Initial Certification

Re-Imagining Art and Social Studies Education

Integrate your knowledge of history and art, inspiring students to think beyond subject area. In this dual-certification master's program, interdisciplinary coursework in visual art, social studies, and pedagogical theory informs supervised teaching opportunities in New York City schools. You'll be prepared for a career as an artist-educator. 

This program leads to eligibility for New York State initial teaching certification.

What you'll learn
  • US and world history
  • Teaching methods for social studies
  • Contemporary art and critical pedagogy
  • Media literacy and art in the classroom

See the curriculum and requirements for this degree.

How you'll learn

This dual-certification MA is a collaboration between NYU Steinhardt's Department of Teaching and Learning and Department of Art and Art Professions. Classes in pedagogical foundations, pedagogical core, and critical theory offer opportunities to engage with students and faculty in both departments. 

You will complete two semesters of supervised student teaching in New York City schools, teaching art in an elementary school, and social studies at the secondary-school level. You'll also teach a nine-week NYU Visionary Studio Saturday Workshop for high school students, designing and implementing a curriculum based on social issues. 

How to apply

Candidates should apply first to the Art Education program. You will need to fulfill all admissions requirements for this program, including submitting a visual portfolio, then fulfill the admissions requirements for the Social Studies Education program.

See detailed admissions instructions, requirements, and deadlines

For more information about this MA program, please contact 

Diana Turk