Advanced Certificate in Social Studies Education
SUNY College at Brockport

Program Details

The online Advanced Certificate in Social Studies Education program is designed for individuals planning to become certified teachers for the first time in grades 5-12 or in special education for grades 7-12.  This program is designed primarily for those with master’s degrees who want to now begin teaching.  The three options for certification are:

  • Social Studies grades 7-12
  • Social Studies grades 5 and 6
  • Students with Disabilities Generalist (special education) grades 7-12


  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • An academic major in the program discipline or equivalent (minimum 30 credits in the discipline).
  • Statement of objectives
  • Three letters of reference
  • Resume
  • GRE or MAT exam scores

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education