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University rank #351 (WUR) Hempstead, NY, United States
Courses in this Secondary Education - Social Studies Education degree program offered by Hofstra University lead toward New York state initial teacher certification in social studies, grades 7-12.
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Overview

You can apply to the Secondary Education - Social Studies Education degree program offered by Hofstra University with the help of INTO, free of charge. If you satisfy the university admission requirements and the minimum English language scores you can choose the option of direct undergraduate admission. 

They will help you apply to multiple universities at once, take care of the student I-20 Form for US entry, and will not charge you any fees for the university application. 

What to expect from studying this Secondary Education - Social Studies Education program

When studying a Secondary Education - Social Studies Education program, you will choose to specialize in one the subjects focusing on the human condition: Anthropology, Languages, Cultural Studies, Ethics, Philosophy, Literature, History, Liberal Arts, and more.  

Learn about how culture grows and transforms and the major events that shaped our human society. You will develop creative and critical thinking. Become part of the discussion and the force of change that will shape our future and create a medium for discourse, idea exchange and the development of new ideas. 

By understanding the various aspects that make us human, you learn to bridge the gap and the differences between different cultures, and focus on the things we have in common, instead of our differences. 

Teaching is an important component of Secondary Education - Social Studies Education program, as once you will develop your knowledge of human culture you are responsible for sharing this knowledge with others, creating awareness and educating. 

The program conforms with the New York State Learning Standards in Social Studies and with the recommendations for teacher preparation of the National Council for the Social Studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Western Civilization 
  • United States History: Colonial to Civil War
  • United States History: Reconstruction to the Present
  • African-American History to 1865
  • African-American History, 1865 to the Present
  • The American School
  • Introduction to Philosophy of Education
  • Adolescent Development and Learning

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • All information is provided as a guide and does not guarantee entry. Admissions decisions are at the discretion of the university.
  • High school diploma, minimum 3.0 GPA and English language requirements in one of the following tests. Additional requirements may apply.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    47510 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47510 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Hempstead

  • 1300 - 2840 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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