What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Science program in Adolescence Education: Social Studies at LIU Post prepares a new generation of social studies teachers to cultivate and enhance student success. This program equips you with the skills, knowledge and foundation to motivate middle and high school students at various skill levels to learn the fundamentals of history, economics, politics and culture. The program includes supervised practice teaching in actual classrooms at two grade levels (7 to 9 and 10 to 12), allowing you to observe certified teachers, interact with students, and understand the adolescent mindset as it relates to social studies.

After you complete the degree requirements and successfully pass all certification tests (LAST, ATS-W and CSTs), you will be awarded Initial Teaching Certification by the New York State Department of Education to teach social studies to grades 7 to 12.

Teaching Methods

To prepare you for the classroom environment, your coursework will emphasize mastery of content in the social sciences, effective teaching techniques, innovative lesson planning, motivation strategies and student assessment. Your education classes will examine ways that you can use your knowledge to teach social studies effectively to young students to maximize learning outcomes. You will learn how to understand the intellectual, physical and emotional development of teenagers; to encourage peer cooperation and collaboration; to foster student self-esteem and moral development; and to empower parents. You will explore issues of race, ethnicity and gender in social studies education for both the general adolescence population and at-risk students. You will learn how to assist a young person in developing the skills to achieve social studies comprehension and to develop a lifelong enthusiasm for knowledge and learning. LIU Post teacher education students enjoy close personal contact with faculty who are dedicated to mentoring the next generation of highly skilled teachers.

Social Studies Concentration

As a social studies teacher, you will help students in grades 7 to 12 gain knowledge of major historical eras; learn how governments work; how people organize their economies; the diversity of human cultures found around the world; and how people use natural and human resources. Courses in the Bachelor of Science program examine significant economic, political, cultural and religious aspects of civilizations from the ancient period to the present. The scope is global, with a focus on the development of American democracy, of how diverse regions of the world have contributed to world history, and the growing interdependence of modern nations. Students are introduced to core issues found in the social science disciplines of anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, and sociology. Key concepts include industrialization, nationalism, socialism, liberalism, imperialism, fascism, communism and globalization.

Which department am I in?

College of Education, Information and Technology

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$37,182.00 per year
Per credit (below 12 or over 18 per term): USD $1,160
Start date

Expected February 2022

Venue

College of Education, Information and Technology

720 Northern Boulevard,

BROOKVILLE,

New York,

11548, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have high school transcripts. Upon admission to the university and satisfaction of prerequisites, applicants may place a secondary application for acceptance into the B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics program. The secondary application asks for: A personal statement that includes your goals and how you became interested in the field; A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better; A grade of B+ or better in the following courses or equivalents: NTR 100, Concepts in Nutrition NTR 101, Contemporary Nutritional Strategies A B+ in two (2) of the following three (3) courses: NTR 16, Cultural and Social Aspects of Food NTR 21, Introductory Food Science NTR 23, Introduction to Food Hospitality

For international students

Students must have high school transcripts.

Incoming freshmen must have a solid B average (3.0 or 82-85 grade point average).

Minimum Scores for full admission:

TOEFL: 75

IELTS 6.0

PTE: 50

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