Social Studies Education
The course sequences for each certification program are different.Please see our program descriptions to see the required courses for each program.
Generally, course requirements fall into 3 categories.
- Courses on general educational
principles:Social studies education
students attend these courses with students in many content-areas including
Math, Science, and Art.On the graduate
level these include EDUC 0500A (Adolescent Learning and Development) and EDSE
1200E (Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum).On the undergraduate level these include EDUC
20500 (Adolescent Learning and Development) and EDSE 41200 (Reading and Writing
Across the Curriculum).
- Courses that are unique for social
studies teacher candidates: These
courses are only for students who are preparing to be social studies teachers.On the graduate level, these include EDSE
2100E (Teaching Social Studies in Secondary Schools) and EDSE 2300E (Curriculum
and Instruction in Social Studies).On
the undergraduate level, these include EDSE 44200 (Teaching Social Studies in
Secondary Schools) and EDSE 45102 (Curriculum and Instruction in Social
- Courses in history and other social sciences:These courses are for students completing
their M.A. in social studies education towards initial or professional
certification.Students attend graduate
level courses offered in City College's history department as well as possibly
those in other social science departments (e.g., sociology).Courses are selected during advisement
sessions with the program director.