NYSED Content Areas: Sociology, Political Science, History, Geography, Economics, Archaeology, Anthropology, Area/Ethnic/Gender Studies, Juris Doctor’s Degree
According to NYSED, acceptable studies for social studies certification (grades 7-12) include coursework in economics, government, United States history, world history, geography, sociology, anthropology, and political science.
Stony Brook University has determined that the courses on the list below meet the NYSED guidelines for professional license in this certification content area. Some multi-disciplinary courses will require that you complete and submit the NYSED Course Verification Form to SPD. For those courses, we have provided a link to the form, which should be submitted only upon satisfactory completion of the course.
Courses with departmental subject codes (e.g., ANT, ECO, HIS, SOC, POL, AFS) may also be valid for the content area as defined by the academic department designator.
You may request review of any course that is not on this list.
CED 502 New York, New York: The Rise of a Great City
CEE 502 Introduction to Multicultural Education
CEE 512 Historical Issues in American Education*
CEG 511 Cultural Communication (formerly Cross-Cultural Communications)
CEG 516/HIS 501 Early Modern Europe: 1450-1700**
CEG 517/HIS 542 Modern Latin American History Seminar **
CEG 522/HIS 522 Introduction to United States History Since the Civil War **
CEG 523/HIS 500 Historiography**
CEG 524/HIS 502 Late Modern Europe Seminar **
CEG 529 Anthropology, History and Museums: An American Perspective (formerly Anthropology and Museums: Exhibiting Other Cultures)*
CEG 531 Immigration: Today and Yesterday*
CEG 532/HIS 521 United States History to the Civil War Seminar *, **
CEG 534/HIS 562 Modern African History and/or Asian History Seminar**
CEG 538 United States History since 1945
CEG 540 20th-Century America through Music and the Visual Arts
CEG 565/HIS 565 Japanese History**
CEG 566 Comparative Cultures of Slavery in the Atlantic—NYSED Form
CEG 567 Native American History
CEI 506 Cultural Anthropology (formerly Understanding Other Cultures) *
CEI 531 Cultural Diversity in American Musicals—NYSED Form*
CEI 538 Women, Race, Ethnicity
CEI 560 American Democracy: Its Critics and Defenders*
CEI 567 Women and the American Experience
CEJ 502/HIS 561 East Asian History Seminar**
CEJ 532 Women and Society
CEJ 588 Italian Americans: Comparative Study of American Ethnic Groups (formerly Comparative Study of American Ethnic Groups)
CER 537 Public Policy and Labor Markets *
CER 538 Social Issues in State and Local Government *
CES 521 History of Labor Relations in America
CES 553 Environmental Politics and Policy
CET 550 Racism: An Interdisciplinary Analysis*
CEV 541 The Italian American Experience *
CEV 542 Primo Levi and the Holocaust—NYSED Form*
CEV 546 Disney Magic and the American Dream:Contemporary American Culture through Disney Animated Film—NYSED Form*
*Denotes a course that is either regularly or occasionally offered online.
** Students must have permission from the History department to take HIS sections of this course.
Note: The information contained on this page is valid as of 5/15/13.
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