Dual Major in Adolescence Education: Social Studies and Political Science (7-12) Major

Combine your love for political science with professional teacher preparation to educate students on the subject of social studies. With a political science background and solid classroom teaching techniques, you'll be well prepared to educate pupils in grades 7-12. Why here, you ask? SUNY Cortland has the largest teacher education program in the Northeastern United States and distinguished faculty to help you excel along the way.

Career Potential

  • Teaching adolescence social studies
  • Professional schools such as law or social work
  • Business
  • Government and non-profit agencies and organizations

What Will I Learn?

  • Choose from a variety of electives in economics, geography, history, literacy, psychology, social studies and political science
  • Teacher preparation to effectively manage grades 7-12 classrooms
  • Obtain a solid liberal arts education that fosters versatility in the world of work and good citizenship.

Special Features

  • Distinguished and award-winning facultyRobert Spitzer
  • Classroom observation and student teaching give you real-world experience

Get Involved

College is more than a classroom. Enhance your experience with extracurricular opportunities:

Student Clubs

Honor Societies

Pi Sigma Alpha

Next Steps

Contact Us

Chair: Robert Spitzer
Office: Old Main, Room 207
Phone: 607-753-4105
Fax: 607-753-5760

Fast Facts

SUNY Cortland has the largest teacher education program in the Northeastern United States and the ninth largest in the country.

Type of Degree

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Credit Hours: 126

Excellence

We recognize excellence in our students with awards and scholarships.

  • Pi Sigma Alpha Senior Award for Best Portfolio
  • Award for Outstanding Achievement in Law and Justice
  • Pi Sigma Alpha Junior Award for Best Portfolio
  • Award for Outstanding Achievement in Public Administration and Public Policy
  • Pi Sigma Alpha Award for Best Paper
  • William Rogers Memorial Award for Excellence in Political Science

See all scholarship opportunities

Related Majors

Explore

Visit

Contact