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From Program Coordinators, Daniel Stuckart and Sherry Deckman

Fall 2017 Appointments

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Welcome to our Master of Arts in Social Studies Education Program at Lehman College for new and existing teachers! We offer a 39-42 credit M.A. Program and Advanced Certificate leading to grades 7-12 certification.


Application Deadlines:

Spring Admission by October 15

Fall Admission by April 15

Or begin anytime as a non-matriculant student and transfer up to 12 credits into your degree:

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M.A. in Social Studies Education

Candidates with undergraduate degree and social studies background (either an undergraduate history/social science major or 30 credits of 21 history/9 social sciences)

  • -39-42 credit program leading to NYS Initial 7-12 Social Studies Certification

Advanced Certificate in Social Studies Education

Candidates holding a Masters degree in an approved social science or J.D.

  • -24-27 credit program leading to Initial 7-12 NYS Social Studies Certification

Trans B Alternative Certification

  • 45 credit program for qualified candidates who want to begin teaching full-time after completing first three courses, workshops and certification examinations

New: Request Classes using the CUNYfirst Permission Form

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