Social Studies Education

Welcome to the Social Studies Education Page!  This page contains information about Social Studies Education programs at Ithaca College, as well as useful information and links for current and future Social Studies teachers. 

Ithaca College currently offers two options for students wishing to pursue New York State Certification in Social Studies 7-12.


B.A. in Social Studies

At the undergraduate level, students may enroll in the BA in Social Studies with Teaching Option major.  This allows students to complete all of their requirements, student teach their senior year and graduate with Initial NYS Certification.  Though students will need to earn their Master's Degree to obtain Permanent Certification, they are eligible to begin teaching upon graduation.


Masters of Arts in Teaching

The other option is the Master of Arts in Teaching program, which offers an MAT in Adolescence Education with a concentration in Social Studies.  This is intended for students who hold a BA from Ithaca College or another institution and have a concentration of at least 30 credits of History.  Students must take three Education prerequesite courses prior to official enrollment.  The program consists of two full semesters plus two summer sessions.  Students graduate with initial NYS certification and must teach for three years to earn permanent certification.  

More information on Ithaca College's Graduate Studies in Social Studies Education can be found here.

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