Social Studies Content Core

Candidates are expected to have completed study that meets the requirements for the subject area content core as outlined by the New York State Education Department. A major or the equivalent in one of the social studies fields (e.g., history, political science or economics) is expected.

For Social Studies (grades 5-9) and Social Studies (grades 7-12) the 30 semester hours of content must include:

  • economics and government plus
  • 21 semester hours in:
  • United States history
  • World history
  • Geography

Social Studies template (PDF  8kB)

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