What You’ll Learn
As a History and Social Studies Adolescence Inclusive Education Generalist major, you will delve into history from around the world, from Asia to Africa to Europe and Latin America. Along with that, you will take political science, geography, and economics courses. The curriculum will help you develop a broad knowledge base and critical thinking, research, communication, and problem-solving skills vital for classroom teachers.
In the certification program you’ll learn how adolescents learn, how to teach literacy and social studies, including to special education students, and how to manage a classroom. You’ll get practical field experience before student teaching, including students with disabilities. By graduation you’ll be well prepared to teach social studies and students with disabilities in today’s diverse classrooms.
Coursework is tailored to preparing you to teach the NYS 7-12 social studies curriculum and special education students and includes two research-based history courses. The one true major elective can be a history internship. Qualified students can do the combined history bachelor’s and master’s degrees, or simply continue on to the MA in history, which counts for professional certification in social studies.
The History and Social Studies Adolescence Inclusive Education Generalist major leads to initial dual certification in:
- Social Studies Inclusive Adolescence Generalist Education, Grades 5-12;
- Students with Disabilities, Grades 7-12
We recommend submitting first-year applications in October or early November. We decide your admission once you complete your application.
Next Deadline for Transfer Students
Fall Semester: August 1Undergraduate Admissions
You’ll have three semesters of classroom field experience, in both social studies and special education, followed by student teaching, which can be done in Alaska or overseas. As a History and Social Studies Adolescence Inclusive Education Generalist major you can join and lead the History Forum student club and will qualify for both History and Education and Human Development student prizes and awards.
The History and Social Studies Adolescence Inclusive Education Generalist major prepares you for a career as a History teacher while also preparing you for a career as a special education teacher.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job projection for high school teachers is expected to rise by 4% (38,200 new jobs) from 2018-2028, and the job projection for middle school teachers is expected to rise by 3% (21,400 new jobs).
Employment opportunities vary by region. New York State Education Department (NYSED) issued teaching certificates are highly valued throughout the US, allowing for a reciprocity process in all 50 states.
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