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Social Studies Education Advanced Certificate Admission Requirements

  • Possess a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited college or university that meets New York State's requirements for a general education core in liberal arts and sciences.
  • Possess a master's degree in an approved social studies content area.
  • Have completed a minimum of 36 credits in history or in an approved social studies content area.
  • Submit scores on the NYS ALST Teacher Examination and the NYS Content Specialty Test (CST) in Social Studies.
  • Demonstrate the ability to pursue graduate study successfully by having a master's Grade Point Average of 3.0 or better.
  • Submit two (2) letters of recommendation and a 500-word essay on career goals.
  • Participate in an interview.
  • Satisfy appropriate voice, speech, and health standards.
  • Meet additional departmental, divisional, and New York State requirements, if any.
  • If conditionally admitted, make up requirements starting in the first semester and finishing in no more than three consecutive semesters.

Last modified: 11/20/2014