Master of Science in Education: Adolescence Social Studies

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Designed for individuals who hold (or will soon hold) a NYS teaching certificate in Social Studies grades 7-12. Leads to professional certification in Social Studies grades 7-12.

Admission to the Program

The application process is managed by the Graduate School. Applicants must have the following qualifications:

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  2. Valid New York State initial certification in Social Studies grades 7-12

Program Requirements

Students must meet the College's standards for graduate study.


  • EDI 601 Diversity in Education 
  • EDI 603 Educational Assessment and Evaluation
  • EDI 670 Issues in Social Studies Education
  • EDI 674 Applied History Seminar
  • EDI 794 Seminar in Social Studies Education

Minimum Total Credits: 33



Students who complete this program are eligible for the College’s recommendation for New York State certification. Program completion and submission of the recommendation request form are also required to secure the College’s recommendation. Additional New York state certification requirements must be satisfied to earn certification. Students are advised to consult the Brockport Certification Office.