5-Year Social Studies Education (K-12)

Program Details

Area(s) of Study:
  • Social Studies Education
Associated Degree:
  • Ed.M.
Location(s):
  • On-Campus
Program Level:
  • Masters
Program Type:
  • Certificate
  • Degree

Description

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The five-year teacher education program in social studies education (K-12) leads to a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, and initial teacher certification. Rutgers undergraduates do preliminary coursework and field placements as assigned during the sophomore and junior years, are admitted to the program during the spring semester of the junior year, and enter the professional education sequence in the summer between junior and senior years. Students then qualify to have their bachelor’s degree awarded by the undergraduate liberal arts college.

Students continue with the professional sequence the summer after graduation. They return in the fall to complete a student-teaching internship with related coursework and continue with full-time graduate study, including a field-based research project, in the spring. The Ed.M. degree is conferred upon the completion of all five-year program requirements.

After the master’s degree is awarded, the GSE will make a recommendation to the New Jersey State Department of Education on behalf of the student to receive a Certificate of Eligibiligy with Advanced Standing (CEAS) as a teacher.

Admissions

Applications to the five-year teacher education programs can be completed online or obtained from the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 56 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (848-932-7711). An application should be filed only during or after completion of the introductory courses 05:300:200 Introduction to Education and 05:300:306 Educational Psychology: Principles of Classroom Learning. Applications must be filed with the graduate admissions office no later than February 1 of the junior year. Students are admitted only once a year to the five-year program. Admission to the program is limited and is applied competitively to all applicants.

Program Requirements

In order to earn the master's degree, individuals must successfully complete the required course sequence, provide proof of satisfaction of the general education requirements, liberal arts credits, and core curriculum content courses, and pass the portfolio.

A complete listing of degree requirements are available for download or at the Office of Student and Academic Services.

If you have more specific questions about this concentration, please contact Beth C. Rubin.