Social Studies Education: Adolescence EdM

Graduate School of Education

Program Description

The EdM program in social studies education is designed for people who are currently teaching, or who intend to teach, in elementary or secondary schools, and prepares students for New York State certification. The program examines major issues in social studies education, as well as ways of enhancing classroom practice. Students who have initial certification at the adolescence level can elect for an EdM, which qualifies them for professional certification at the middle school and adolescence levels. In addition, students in programs in early childhood or childhood education may choose to concentrate in social studies.  

Program Contact

Renad Aref
366 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: 716-645-2110

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Credits Required

  • 33-57 Hours


  • 1 to 2 Years

Application Fee

  • $50

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.