Becoming a Social Studies Teacher
Prerequisites to the Secondary Social Studies/ESL Teacher Certification Program
- Relevant undergraduate degree
- Coursework or experience that spans the necessary content domains
- Passing an approved content examination
Most students complete the Praxis II: Subject Assessments/Specialty Area Tests through the Educational Testing Service (ETS)—Social Studies Content Knowledge Exam # 5081. A passing score is 153. This test may be taken after you have been admitted into the program, but must be passed prior to the commencement of Summer 1 course work.
Applicants need to have (or have completed by June) a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts with a major in one or more of the following areas:
If you do not have one of these degrees, and believe you have a special case for consideration, including significant professional experience or comparable university courses, you may send an email to Professor Alan Lockwood explaining your situation.
The admissions process of the Master of Science in C&I -Secondary Education is highly competitive. The Program will select students in each subject area for admission based on the following: