Binghamton University (S.U.N.Y.)

College of Community and Public Affairs

Education - Adolescence - Social Studies


PO Box 6000

Binghamton, NY 13902

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

This MAT in adolescence education program is for students who have an undergraduate degree in a social science and seek certification to teach that subject in grades 7-12. Students who complete the degree are eligible for initial certification (see Teacher Certification for more information). Applicants are expected to have an undergraduate major in the social sciences or a similar program. The major should have included at least 30 credit-hours of undergraduate work in one area of concentration (e.g., anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science or sociology) and 30 additional hours in the distribution, i.e., in social sciences other than one's area of concentration. Students who have not met the above course requirements must take additional undergraduate courses to be eligible to apply to this program. The MSEd program is for students who already hold certification in social studies; this program combines advanced study and practice in both an academic area and in professional education, enhancing the teaching and leadership abilities of secondary school educators. Completion of this degree and other requirements leads to professional certification in New York state as a teacher in grades 7-12 in social studies.


Binghamton University - SUNY is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Graduate School of Education Teacher Education Program is also accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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