Master's Degrees

Social Studies Education:
EdM, Professional Certification

Already have your NYS initial certification in social studies (grades 7-12)?

Need to earn your master's degree and a recommendation for the NYS professional certificate in social studies (grades 7-12) or the Professional Extension in Social Studies (grades 5-6)?

Take a look at how our program supports your goals!

Social Studies Professional Certification and EdM Course of Study

LAI 700 Final Project for EdM

Other Related Programs
Students in programs in early childhood or childhood education may choose an emphasis area in social studies. This is done through our early childhood/childhood education EdM (professional certification) or childhood education EdM (professional certification) programs. These programs do not lead to NYS teacher certification in social studies education.


Social Studies Education:
EdM, Initial & Professional Certification

Want to earn your master's degree and a recommendation for the NYS initial teacher certificate in social studies (grades 7-12 with grades 5-6 extension)?

Completion of this program leads to a recommendation for the NYS professional teacher certificate in social studies (grades 7-12) and the professional extension in social studies (grades 5-6).

Take a look at how our program supports your goals!

Social Studies Initial & Professional Certification Course of Study


Social Studies Education:
EdM, Education Studies

What questions do you have? This master's program can be tailored to answer them. You will build a program of study with your advisor. Education studies is ideal for you if you do not desire teacher certification but who wish to explore educational issues—whether related to policies, politics, curriculum or school-community relations.

Our alumni apply their Education Studies, EdM degree to:

  • teach in vocational settings
  • support the education missions of nonprofit, community-based organizations, or "culturals" (e.g., museums, historic sites, galleries)
  • teach abroad where certification is not required

Learn more about education studies