Social Studies, Instructional Certification: Teacher Certification in Social Studies (Preschool-Grade 12)

Program Requirements

Teaching Field Requirements
Select a Teaching Field Option based on your undergraduate major48
Teaching Methods
SASE 501Graduate Methods of Teaching Social Studies3
Total Credits51

Graduate Professional Sequence

Introductory Sequence
SASE 505Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling3
SASE 518Technology Integration in the Classroom1
Diversity and Instructional Sequence
EDFD 509Sociocultural Perspectives on Curriculum and Assessment3
or SASE 509 Sociocultural Perspectives on Curriculum and Assessment
EDFD 516Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners1
or SASE 516 Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners
SASE 517Inclusive Classrooms in Middle and Secondary Schools 11
READ 501Techniques of Reading Improvement in the Secondary School3
EDFD 519Assessment for Authentic Learning3
or SASE 519 Assessment for Authentic Learning
Pedagogical Sequence I
SASE 526Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies3
SASE 527Clinical Practice I3
Pedagogical Sequence II
SASE 514In-Service Graduate Clinical Practice II 26
or SASE 529 Clinical Practice II
SASE 543Advanced Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies3
Teaching Methods
Select from the list below according to subject area:3-6
Total Credits33-36

 Teaching Methods Courses

Select course(s) according to subject area:
Foundations of Methods and Curriculum in Art Education I: P-12
Foundations of Methods and Curriculum in Art Education II: P-12
Biological Science, Earth Science, Physics or Physical Science4
Teaching Science in Secondary Schools
Teaching Chemistry in the Secondary School
Teaching Methods (Secondary English)
Teaching English as a Second Language3
Methodology of Teaching ESL
Theories and Approaches to Teaching French as a Second Language
Teaching French in P-12: Practice
Teaching Mathematics
Teaching Methods for the Elementary Music Class
Teaching Methods for Music in the Secondary Schools
Social Studies3
Graduate Methods of Teaching Social Studies
Teaching Spanish in K-12

Additional Requirements for State Certification

The following additional requirements must be met prior to student teaching. Upon admission to the program, the student's submitted transcripts are evaluated to determine if any of these requirements have been fulfilled by previous coursework. In such cases, the requirement(s) appears on the degree audit as being waived.

  • CMST 101 or Speech Challenge Exam or documented & approved experience
  • Physiology & Hygiene - free test at county office of education or BIOL/HLTH course
  • Educational Psychology - EDFD 582 or PSYC 560
  • Psychology 101 or equivalent undergraduate course work

Note: Certification requirements are subject to change.


Teaching Field Requirements Options

Select a set of requirements based on your undergraduate major.


Undergraduate History
Select 36 credits from the following:36
The Study of History
Connections: Years That Made History
Foundations of Western Civilization
Emergence of European Civilization, 1500-1914
Contemporary Europe, 1914 to the Present
Introduction to African Civilization
Introduction to American Studies
Special Topics in Contemporary American Society in Historical Perspective
Introduction to the Modern Middle East
Early Latin America
Modern Latin America
History of the United States to 1876
History of the United States Since 1876
Modern Japan: A History of Japan From the Meiji Through the Showa
Introduction to Indian Civilization
Introduction to Chinese Civilization
Modern Chinese Civilization
Introduction to Modern South Asia
Introduction to World History Since 1500
Race and Ethnicity in United States History
Social History of the United States
Economic History of the United States
History of United States Foreign Relations
U.S. Women’s History
Italian America Past and Present
African American History
Political History of the United States
Communist Revolution in China
Special Topics in History
History Study Abroad
Research Seminar
Feminist Ideas in Western Thought
Early History of New Jersey 1702-89
Historical Geography of the United States
Biography in American History
Women and Migration
American Urban History Since 1880
History of American Workers Since 1860
Medieval European Civilization 450-1350
History of Russia to 1917
Russia Since 1917
Chinese Social History Through Literature
History of Brazil
Women and Gender in the Middle East: Past and Present
Seminar in Latin American History
Capstone in History
Kingdoms in the Sun:Sicily and Southern Italy in Antiquity and the Middle Ages
History of Capitalism in the United States
U.S. Immigration History
Independent Study European History
Independent Study Non-Western History
Independent Study in American History
Cultural and Intellectual History of the United States Since 1880
The Philosophy of History
European Social History
Age of Renaissance, 1350-1517
The Reformation Era, 1500-1650
The Nazi Third Reich
The Holocaust, 1939-1945
Revolutions in Latin American History
Development of Japanese Character and Culture
American Colonial History 1607-1763
American Revolution and Early Republic, 1763-1828
The Civil War and Reconstruction Era, 1845-1877
The Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 1877-1920
The Rise and Decline of the New Deal Order: United States Politics and Society, 1920·1980
America in the Sixties: The Crisis of Consensus Liberalism
Internship in History
Special Topics in History
Select 12 credits from at least 3 Social Science disciplines from the following:12
Cultural Anthropology
Physical Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
Introduction to Archaeology
Introduction to Disability Studies, Rights, and Culture
Anthropology of Multicultural America
Cultures of the Middle East
Native North Americans
Anthropology of Globalization
Cultures of South Asia
Anthropology of Conflict and Violence
Non-Western Contributions to the Western World
Cultures of Latin America
The Anthropology of Race
Health and Healing in Cross Cultural Perspective
Urban Anthropology
Historical Archaeology
Applied Anthropology
Archaeology of Ancient Middle America
Methods in Anthropological Research and Practice
Immigration: An Anthropological Perspective
Caribbean Archaeology
The Anthropology of Food and Nutrition
The Anthropology of Work
Anthropology of Aging and the Aged
Environmental Anthropology
Experimental Archaeology
Anthropology: Gender and Sexuality
Seminar in Anthropological Theory
Public Archaeology
Special Topics in Anthropology
Communities in Transition
Environment and Community
Community and Health
Building Sustainable Communities
Analyzing Ethnographic Discourse and Interaction
Medical Anthropology
Field Methods: Visual Anthropology
Archaeological Field Methods
Independent Research in Anthropology
Internship in Anthropology
Principles of Geography
Planet Earth
Natural Disasters
Physical Geology
The National Parks and their Geology
Earth and the Environment
Freshman Seminar in Geoscience and Geography
General Oceanography
The Human Environment
Human Geography
World Geography
Understanding Weather and Climate
Introduction to Sustainability Science
Geology Field Trip
Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing
Earth System History
Introduction to Marine Sciences
Energy, Environment and Society
Geography of East and Southeast Asia
Land and Life in Latin America
Principles of Land Use
Introduction to American Urban Studies
Urban Georgraphy
Energy Transitions: A Global Dependence
Structural Geology
Environmental Field Methods
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Fundamentals of Remote Sensing of Environment
Igneous Metamorphic Petrology
Economic Geology
Environmental Geochemistry
Fluvial Geography
Principles of Soil Science
Invertebrate Paleobiology
Environmental Policy
World Resources and Industries
Geography of Europe
Historical Geography of the United States
Geography of New Jersey
Geography of Sub-Sahara Africa
Geography of the Middle East
Urban Field Studies
Managing the Urban Environment
Urbanization and Environment
Research Methods
Quantitative Methods in Geography and Urban Studies
Sustainability Science Seminar
Field Geology
Special Topics in Advanced GIScience
Senior Seminar in Geographic Information Science
Organic Geochemistry
Coastal Marine Geology
Field Methods in Oceanography
Environmental Law
Environmental Economics
Problems in Urban Geography
Urban Planning
Senior Seminar in Urban Study (Urban Studies Internship)
Independent Study in Geography
Honors Research
Independent Study in Geoscience
Special Topics in Earth and Environmental Studies Seminar
Senior Seminar Geography
Senior Seminar in Earth and Environmental Science
Special Topics in Earth and Environmental Studies
Introduction to Economics
Applied Macroeconomics
Applied Microeconomics
Economics and Finance for Non-Business Majors
Fundamental Mathematics for Economics
Collective Bargaining: Theory and Practice
Managerial Economics
Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
Economic History of the United States
The Economics of Social Problems
Economics of Professional Sports
Economic History of Europe
Economics of Fine and Performing Arts
Financial Economics
Special Topics in Economics
World Resources and Industries
Money and Banking
Economic Growth and Development
Public Policies Toward Business
Public Finance
Urban and Regional Economics
Labor Economics
Development of Economic Thought
Quantitative Methods for Economics
Latin American Environments and Economies in a Global Framework
Capital Markets and Financial Institutions
International Economics
Applied Econometrics
Economics Independent Study
Comparative Economic Systems
Interdependence in the Global Economy
Economic Development of Sub-Saharan Africa
Economics of Industrial Organization
Strategic Thinking and Game Theory
Economics of National Security
Business Forecasting and Analytics
Economics of Natural Resources and Global Warming
Economics Of Energy And Environmental Policy
Advanced Seminar in Economics
Advanced Seminar in Economics: Honors I
Advanced Seminar in Economics: Honors II
Seminar in International Economic Geography
Real Estate Internship
Economics Independent Study
Introduction to Politics
American Government and Politics
Freshman Seminar in Political Science and Law
Comparative Politics
International Relations
International Organizations
Government and Politics of Africa
Introduction to Public Administration
Government and Politics of China and Japan
American Foreign Policy
Women in Politics
Ethnic Politics in America
Urban Politics
Essentials of Political Thought
American Party System
Public Opinion and Pressure Groups
Politics of Development and Modernization
State and Local Government
Campaign Politics
American Political Thought
Public Personnel Administration
Governmental Budgeting
Black Politics in America
The Internet, Politics Public Policy
Seminar in Campaign Politics
Urban Administration
The American Congress
The American Presidency
Politics and Film
Law in Society: Civil Law
Law in Society: Criminal Law
American Constitutional Law: The Federal System
American Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties
American Public Policy
Food and Politics
Animal Rights: Law, Politics and Culture
U.S. Immigration: Law and Politics
Special Topics in Political Thought
Politics of Science Fiction
Theories of Political Economy
Contemporary Western European Politics
Government and Politics of India and South Asia
Government and Politics of Latin America
Government and Politics of the Middle East
Government and Politics in the Post-Soviet States
Comparative Legal Perspectives: Israel and the United States
Intelligence and National Security
International Relations in Asia
Politics and Morality of War
War and International Security
Global Environmental Politics
Directed Study
Special Topics in Political Science
Seminar and Internship in Political Science
Politics of Federal Bureaucracy
Seminar and Internship in Public Administration I
Seminar and Internship in Public Administration II
Polling in the U.S
International Law
Globalization and Security
Political Science Washington, D.C., Internship
Honors Seminar-Political Science
Introduction to Psychology
Psychology of Leadership for Emerging Leaders: Theory and Application
Educational Psychology
Child Psychology
Adolescent Psychology
Introduction to Psychological Research
Introduction to Statistical Methods in Psychology
Children's Rights and Child Advocacy
Psychology of Adjustment
Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality
Psychology of Aggression
Psychology of Exceptional Children and Youth
Hispanic/Latino Psychology
Psychology of the Black Experience
Psychology and Law
Psychology of Women
Psychological Aspects of Aging
Introduction to Cognitive Science
Psychology of Leadership: Theory and Application
The Teaching of Psychology
Experimental Psychology
Health Psychology
Social Psychology
Physiological Psychology
Psychology Of Work: Personnel Psychology
Psychology 0f Work: Organizational Psychology
Psychological Anthropology
Introduction to Psychological Testing
Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making
Developmental Psychology I
Forensic Psychology
Psychological Foundations of Personality
Human Learning and Memory
Comparative Animal Behavior
Clinical Psychology
History and Systems of Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Evolutionary Psychology
Systems of Psychotherapy
Special Topics in Psychology
Independent Study I: Research
Independent Study II: Research
Psychology Honors I
Psychology Honors II
Introduction to Sociology
Racial and Ethnic Relations
Sociology of the Family
Individual and Society
Social Problems
Foundations of Sociological Inquiry
Men and Masculinities
Sociology of Technology
Sociology of Sports
Sociology of Aging
Sociology of Rich and Poor Nations
Sociology of Conflict and Violence
Statistics for Social Research
Cooperative Education in Sociology
Sociological Research Methods I
Sociological Research Methods II
Large Scale Organizations
Sociology of Work and Professions
Sociology of Health and Illness
Directed Independent Research
Urban Sociology
Environmental Sociology
Sociological Theory: A Critical Analysis
Environmental Justice
Social Inequality
Sociology of Education
Sociology of Population
Political Sociology
Sociology and Social Work
Social Change in a Global World
Religion, Culture, and Society
Senior Project
Sociology of Emotions
Deviance and Social Control
Sociology of the Mass Media
Social Movements
Special Topics in Sociology
Sociology of Law
Sociology of Sexuality
Sociology of Gender
Total Credits48


Undergraduate Anthropology
Select 36 credits in undergraduate ANTH courses36
Select 12 credits in undergraduate HIST courses12
Total Credits48


Undergraduate Economics
Select 36 credits of undergraduate ECON courses36
Select 12 credits of undergraduate HIST courses12
Total Credits48


Undergraduate Geography
Select 36 credits of undergraduate Geography courses36
Select 12 credits of undergraduate HIST courses12
Total Credits48

Political Science

Undergraduate Political Science
Select 36 credits of undergraduate POLS courses36
Select 12 credits of undergraduate HIST courses12
Total Credits48


Undergraduate Psychology
Select 36 credits of undergraduate PSYC courses36
Select 12 credits of undergraduate HIST courses12
Total Credits48


Undergraduate Sociology
Select 36 credits of undergraduate SOCI courses36
Select 12 credits of undergraduate HIST courses12
Total Credits48