B.A. in History/M.S. in Adolescence Education - Social Studies

This program leads to the Bachelor of Arts in History and the M.S. in Adolescence Education: Social Studies (Pedagogy-only) in only five years, a full year less than if the two degrees were pursued separately. Graduates of the accelerated B.S./M.S. program will be qualified for New York State certification as social studies teachers in public and private high schools. Required credits for this accelerated degree program range from 141 to 144.

The accelerated degree is a joint program between LIU Post’s College of Education, Information and Technology and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The teacher-education programs in LIU Post's Department of Curriculum and Instruction are nationally accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).


  • Incoming freshmen must have a solid B average (3.0 or 82-85 grade point average) and an average SAT score of 1000 (Critical Reading and Math combined) or ACT Composite of 20 or above. Transfer students must have completed more than 24 college credits. A minimum college GPA of 2.0 is required for application review. When students have completed fewer than 24 credits, they must also submit high school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores.
  • Admission to the upper division of the B.A. in History/M.S. in Adolescence Education: Social Studies (Pedagogy-only) requires completion of at least 60 credits with a grade point average of no lower than 3.0 (B) overall, a Social Studies grade point average of no lower than 3.0 (B) and Education grade point average of no lower than 2.75 (B). Admission requires acceptance of the student by the graduate director in the Department of History.

Check out the LIU Post Undergraduate Bulletin to learn about degree requirements, course descriptions, and more.


College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Nathaniel Bowditch, Dean