Graduate Programs

In conjunction with the School of Education, the department offers a Masters of Arts in Teaching and a Masters of Science in Education (Secondary 7-12). Both programs require thirty-three credits, with a minimum of fifteen credits in Liberal Studies. Most of these courses are offered by the Department of History, but courses are also offered by Black Studies, Geography and Political Science.

MAT in Secondary Education Social Studies:  MAT Program Overview  

Master of Arts in Teaching - Plan of Study *

MSEd in Secondary Education Social Studies: MSED Program Overview

Masters of Science in Education - Plan of Study*




  1. Contact Prof. Kristine Harris (harrisk@newpaltz.edu) and Prof. Laura Dull (dullj@newpaltz.edu), Graduate Coordinators.
  2. Meet with your advisor at least once each semester to discuss your progress and prepare for course registration for the following term.

Please note:

  1. No course will be counted toward the major when the grade earned is less than C- (1.7)
  2. No selected topics courses or independent studies will be permitted, except under advisement and with prior approval of your advisor.