Social Studies Education Degree Requirements
To be eligible for the Master of Arts degree in Social Studies, students must successively complete the following 39-42 credit sequence:
I. Content Core
Students must satisfy the following required areas of study. These requirements may be met by either graduate courses or by undergraduate coursework taken prior to or after commencement of graduate study. Undergraduate transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis as part of the admissions process. Lehman undergraduates can satisfy these requirements prior to admission in the master's program by choosing courses for their distribution requirements in the areas listed.
Two history survey courses, one in U.S. history and one in European or world history.
History courses (15 credits)
II. Pedagogical Core
A total of 21 graduate credits (or equivalent) in sequence:
12 credits in General Education sequence:
ESC 501 (3): Psychological Foundations of Education.
ESC 502 (3): Historical Foundations of Education: A Multicultural Perspective.
ESC 506 (3) or the equivalent (3): Special Needs Education in TESOL and Secondary Settings.
ESC 529 (3): Language, Literacy and Educational Technology.
9 credits in the Social Studies Education sequence:
(Candidates must have submitted passing scores to the Program Coordinator from the LAST (Liberal Arts and Science Test) prior to enrolling in ESC 533: Teaching World History in Middle and High School and/or ESC 534: Teaching U.S. History and Government.)
ESC 533 (3): Teaching World History in Middle and High School.
ESC 534 (3): Teaching U.S. History and Government.
ESC 708 (3): Project Seminar in Curriculum, Materials, and Assessment in Specialized Areas.
Successfully complete a culminating project in ESC 708. See Program Coordinator for culminating project requirements.
To graduate, students must complete all degree requirements, including educational core courses, and any additional requirements including pedagogical, content area and/or distribution courses with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better.
Board Approval: June 27, 2011
Last modified: 9/6/2013