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Master of Arts in Teaching: Social Studies


The Master of Arts in Teaching Social Studies, with a concentration in history, is a course of study leading to New York State certification for teaching social studies in the secondary schools (grades 7-12), with an extension option for grades 5-6. This program, which is offered in collaboration with the University's Department of History and the School of Professional Development, is designed for those who have little or no previous coursework in education or formal classroom teaching experience.

Program and certification requirements, as well as admissions information, is published on the School of Professional Development website.

Visit the MAT in Social Studies Website


Contact Information

Charles G. Backfish, Director   
S-653 Social and Behavioral Sciences 
Stony Brook University 
Stony Brook, NY 11794-4348 
Tel.: 631-632-1093 

For application procedure questions, please contact:

MAT Admissions
School of Professional Development
2321 Computer Science Building
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794 - 4434
Phone: (631) 632-7050
Fax: ( 631) 982-7311