GSSADED-BA - Social Studies, Grades 7-12 - Geography

Overview

Official Name of Program

Social Studies, Grades 7-12 - Geography

Plan Code

GSSADED-BA

Department(s) Sponsoring Program

Career

Undergraduate

Degree Designation

BA - Bachelor of Arts

HEGIS Code

2205.00

NYSED Program Code

26641 - GSSADED-BA

CIP Code

13.1318

The BA program in Adolescent Social Studies Education leads to initial certification as a teacher in New York State. The undergraduate programs in adolescent education are designed to prepare prospective teachers to serve as high-quality educators for students in urban secondary schools. Teacher candidates will take a specified sequence of education courses in addition to fulfilling of the CUNY Common Core Requirement and the requirements of their liberal arts or sciences major. These programs include fieldwork in New York City Public schools.

Declaring the Major


Before you can declare a School of Education major as part of your bachelor’s degree, you must complete a group interview with faculty. Signing up for an interview can be done through the School of Education website. Current Hunter students can request an interview throughout the year. The School of Education does not accept non-degree or second-degree students. Meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee entry into the program.

Students interested in an Education program should interview as early as is possible in the semester prior to the one in which they plan to enroll. Transfer students should seek advisement about declaring a School of Education major as soon as they have been admitted to Hunter. The School of Education does not accept non-degree or second-degree students. Meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee entry into the program.

Requirements to Declare the Major


  1. Minimum of at least 60 credits but no more than 90 credits completed by the first semester in the education program.

  2. A Hunter College Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or better.

  3. Evidence of advanced writing ability through a review of English composition and writing intensive coursework.

  4. Formal declaration of a major in History.

  5. Participation in a group interview

Academic Progress Standards


  • Students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0.

  • Any student who receives a grade of B-, C+, C or D in a course with fieldwork or student teaching must apply to the department chairperson for permission to re-register for that course, which may be repeated only once.

  • Any student who receives a grade of D in a course in the education sequence will be required to repeat that course. Students are permitted to repeat a course only once.

  • Any student who receives a grade of F in any education course will not be permitted to continue in the program.

  • Take and pass both the Educating All Students test (EAS) and the appropriate Content Specialty Test (CST) of the New York State Teacher Certification Exams prior to student teaching.

Requirements