Social Studies Teacher Certification

Students who wish to pursue P-12 teacher certification in Social Studies must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education program. Students are strongly advised to visit the Center of Pedagogy web site for the required Professional Sequence of courses and other important program requirements, guidelines, and procedures.

Social studies teachers are expected to have a broad understanding of the multiple factors which help shape society and culture and influence individual behavior. In addition to an appropriate social studies major all Social Studies students must complete a prescribed sequence of complementary social studies course work.

Contact us:

  • Michael Whelan
    Coordinator, Social Studies Teacher Certification
    Dickson Hall 428
    973-655-7848
  • Susan Goscinski
    Department Secretary, Dickson Hall 427
    973-655-5261