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

So you think you want to be a social studies teacher? We’re here to help. Just for you, we’ve designed a program rich in the subjects you love. This way you’ll further your passion for history while preparing to share it with the world.

Career Potential

  • Teaching social studies (grades 7-12)
  • Educational researcher, curriculum specialist, educational material developer
  • Museums and heritage tourism
  • Government and non-profit agencies and organizations

Be in Demand

  • Our grads know their stuff. They all majored in a content area, which means that there is a depth to their knowledge, and it shows.
  • Preparation, preparation, preparation. Our grads went through a rigorous sequence of courses with lots of opportunities to practice the craft.
  • To become the best, our grads worked with the best. The faculty and cooperating teachers create supportive, challenging and exciting experiences for learning and growing.

Special Features

Students at Crop Walk

  • Preparation for teacher certification
  • History Club
  • Study abroad programs
  • History honors society
  • Individualized research projects

Get Involved

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

Student Club

History Club
Plan movie nights, community events and field trips to historic sites.

Honor Society

Phi Alpha Theta, National History Honor Society

Next Steps

Contact Us

Office: Old Main, Room 212C 
Phone: 607-753-2758
Email: jared.mcbrady@cortland.edu

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


We recognize excellence in our students with awards and scholarships.

  • Frank A. Burdick Award for Outstanding Student Teaching
  • Certificate of Excellence in Student Teaching

See all scholarship opportunities

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