Prepare for Social Studies Certification
SNHU’s 39-credit master's in Secondary Education - Social Studies curriculum leads to teaching certification for grades 5-12. In addition to taking secondary education courses and social studies methods course work, you will complete a 16-week student teaching practicum and corresponding teaching seminar. If you are a candidate for New Hampshire state teacher certification in secondary education, you must pass Praxis I before applying to the student teaching program. This requirement is waved for students who score in the 40th percentile or above on the GRE. Prior to your student teaching placement, you must also pass the Praxis II test in your undergraduate subject area.
The Master of Education in Secondary Education-Social Studies curriculum has been designed to allow concurrent study leading to special education certification for grades K-12.
Student Teaching Practicum
The Master's in Secondary Education-Social Studies curriculum culminates in a 16-week student-teaching practicum and corresponding seminar. This valuable experience requires that you work full time in the classroom under the direct supervision of a classroom teacher and gradually take on the role of the classroom teacher. You should apply to the SNHU School of Education student teaching program one year before your placement begins. All other course work must be completed prior to beginning the student-teaching placement.
Secondary Social Studies Certification
To achieve secondary certification for teaching social studies in grades 5-12, you must complete an undergraduate major in a social studies discipline or the equivalent course work. In addition, you must complete the following master's in Secondary Education-Social Studies courses. Courses are three credits unless otherwise indicated.
Masters in Secondary Education Courses:
DEV 515 Adolescent Psychology
EDU 511 Methods of Teaching in Secondary Schools
EDU 520 The Educator Researcher
EDU 521 Exploring the Principles of Education
EDU 533 Learning Through Technology
EDU 543 Learning Theories and Instruction
EDU 552 Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
EDU 565 Methods of Teaching Social Studies in Middle and High Schools
EDU 571 Student Teaching and Seminar (6 credits)
RDG 532 Adolescent Literature
RDG 535 Content Area Literacy Grades 5-12
SPED 501 Students with Exceptionalities
Education programs are accredited by:
- Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
- New England Association of Schools and Colleges
- New Hampshire Postsecondary Education Commission
- New Hampshire State Department of Education for Teacher Certification