Adolescent Social Studies (MA) Course Sequence and Program Tracker – 4 Semesters

 

Academic Plan: SOCSTAE-MA

This is a recommended sequence of courses to complete the program in four semesters. Students must consult with the faculty advisors in Education and Social Studies to determine their individualized course of study before registering for classes.

Semester 1

Education Courses

  • SEDF 704 – Adolescent Development, Grades 7-12 (2 credits, includes Fieldwork hours)
  • SEDF 703 – Social Foundations of Adolescent Education (3 credits)

Arts and Sciences Courses

History course offerings change from semester to semester but should fall into each of the five domains: U.S., non-Western, European, gender and diversity in the US.

  • HIST
  • HIST

Semester 2

Education Courses

  • SEDF 705 – Educational Psychology: Applications to Adolescent Education (2 credits, includes Fieldwork hours)
  • SEDC 715 – Advanced Curriculum Development in U.S. History and Civics for Urban Contexts, Grades 7–12 (3 credits)
  • SEDC 710 – Building the Foundations of Literacy in Adolescent Education (3 credits)

If SEDC 715 is full, register for SEDC 725 and SEDC 741 and a History course. Take SEDF 705 and SEDC 715 next semester.

Arts and Sciences Courses

History course offerings change from semester to semester but should fall into each of the five domains: U.S., non-Western, European, gender and diversity in the US.

  • HIST

Certification Exam

  • Content Specialty Test (CST) – Social Studies. Students must pass before applying for Student Teaching.

Summer

Education Courses

  • SEDC 710, SEDC 720 and SPED 708 may be offered during summer sessions.

Arts and Sciences Courses

  • GEOG (online)

Semester 3

Education Courses

  • SEDC 725 – Advanced Curriculum Development in World History and Global Education for Urban Contexts, Grades 7-12 (KC) (2 credits, includes Fieldwork hours)
  • SEDC 741 – Adolescent Fieldwork (KC) (1 credit, includes Fieldwork hours)
  • SPED 708 – Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings (3 credits)
  • SEDC 720 – Adolescent Health and Safety (1 credit)

Arts and Sciences Courses

History course offerings change from semester to semester but should fall into each of the five domains: U.S., non-Western, European, gender and diversity in the US.

  • HIST
  • HIST

Certification Exam

  • Educating All Students (EAS) Exam. Students must pass before applying for Student Teaching.

Semester 4

Education Courses

  • SEDC 75500 – Student Teaching (5 credits) or SEDC 77510 and SEDC 77520 – Practicum (4 credits)
  • SEDF 706 – Assessment of Teaching and Learning in Adolescent Education (2 credits, must be taken with a field-based course)

Exam

edTPA. Students must prepare a portfolio of materials during their student teaching clinical experience to demonstrate readiness to teach including lesson plans and unedited video recordings of themselves at work in the classroom.

Apply for

Graduation

Students must apply for graduation the semester before their planned graduation. Refer to the Graduation and Commencement page for full policies and procedures.

Certification

Students must apply for certification in their final semester. Refer to the Certification page for requirements and step by step instructions

Notes

  • In addition to the Certification Exams, students must complete the Dignity for All Students (DASA) workshop prior to graduation. The Dignity for All Students (DASA) workshop can be completed at Hunter College or outside of Hunter College.
  • Complete all undergraduate admissions conditions within the first three semesters, if any.