The major in Social Studies 7-12 qualifies students for initial certification by New York State to teach Social Studies in grades 7 through 12.

The program is designed to equip students to develop and deliver a NYSED standards-based curriculum that will strengthen middle school and high school achievement in accordance with the New York State Social Studies Initiative. Students may opt to seek certification for grades 5-6 by completing six credits of additional coursework.

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Social Studies: Adolescence Education

Suggests Four Year Course Plan

Year 1

SOCIAL STUDIES 7 – 12 Content
Core (45 credits)

Fall
HIS/POS 100 Introduction to
History & Political Science* 1 Cr.
(*must be taken the first semester)
POS 112 Critical Analysis of US Politics 4 Cr.
HIS 226 US History to 1865 4 Cr.
HIS 260 African-Americans in the
Transatlantic World 4 Cr.
Eng. 105 4 Cr.
16 Credits

Spring
Eco 105 Economics 3 Cr.
HIS 227 US History since 1865 4 Cr.
L- 06 3 Cr.
L -02 3 Cr.
L- 12 2 Cr.
15 Credits

*One upper-division (300-400-level) course selected from four of the five following fields: Africa, Asia/Middle East, Latin America, Europe and the United States 16 Credits

Year 2

Fall
One upper-division (300-400-level) course selected from
course selected from four out of the five following fields:
Africa, Asia/Middle East, Latin America, Europe and the U.S
4 Cr.
L-04 3 Cr.
L-07 3 Cr.
EPY 243** Child and Adol. Development. 4 Cr.
SED 125 Disability in Educ.: Legal 1 Cr.
& Social Perspectives
15 Credits

Spring
One upper-division (300-400-level) course selected from
course selected from four out of the five following fields:
Africa, Asia/Middle East, Latin America, Europe and the U.S
4 Cr.
L-05 3 Cr.
L-08 3 Cr.
L-11 3 Cr.
EPY 350 Educational Psych Or 3 Cr.
EPY 370*** Educ. Psych/Instr. Tech 4Cr.
17 Credits

Year 3

Fall
One upper-division (300-400-level) course selected from
course selected from four out of the five following fields:
Africa, Asia/MiddleEast, Latin America, Europe and the U.S
4 Cr.
L-09 4 Cr.
EDU 300 Foundations of Educ. 3 Cr.
SEC 365 Curriculum & Instr. 7-12 4 Cr.
EPY 337 drug Abuse Workshop 0 Cr.
15 Credits

Spring
One upper-division (300-400-level)
Political Science 4 Cr.
SEC 378 Methods of Teaching Social Studies 4 Cr.
SEC 371 Literacy & Literature in Middle & Secondary
Schools 4 Cr.
Observation/Part./Teaching 7 -9
Observation/Part./Teaching 10 – 12
Elective 4 Cr.
16 Credits

Year 4

Fall
One upper-division (300-400-level) course selected from
course selected from four out of the five following fields:
Africa, Asia/MiddleEast, Latin America, Europe and the U.S 4 Cr.
Senior Capstone Seminar 4 Cr.
Electives 7 Cr.
EDU 102, 103,106 0 Cr.
(prior to student teaching), fee required
15 Credits

Spring
SEC 470 Teaching in the Secondary
School 10 Cr.
SEC 498 Seminar in Secondary
School 3 Cr.
13 Credits

*Students can take summer course work when available. **EPY 244 Child and Adolescent Development is approved and counted as a Liberal Education course/elective.*** Students who do not take CIS 204 Educational Computing must take EPY 370 Educational Psychology/Instructional Technology. NOTES: Required academic status: 2.25 cum GPA; 2.75 GPA in the major & education sequence; C or better in all education cases. Same GPA required for student teaching. Please Note: This Degree Planning Sheet does not constitute an official guarantee for completion of coursework. A total of 122 credits is required for graduation from The College of Saint Rose. It is for planning purposes only. The Degree Works progress sheet, generated by computer, is the official advisement document. Please refer to proper Catalog for graduation requirements in your specific major.

Required Social Studies Coursework
  • HIS/POS 100 Introduction to History and Political Science
  • ECO 105 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • POS 112 Critical Analysis of US Politics
  • HIS 226 U.S. History to 1865
  • HIS 227 U.S. History since 1865
  • HIS 260 Africans in the Transatlantic World
  • HIS/POS 300 Advanced Practicum
  • Four 300- level courses chosen from four out of five of the following areas: African, European, Asian/Middle Eastern, Latin American, and U. S.
  • One additional upper-division Political Science course
  • HIS 498Capstone Seminar (topic varies)