As of fall 2011, we are no longer accepting applicants into the Master of Arts in Biology program.
The Master of Arts in Teaching in Biology degree is designed for students that already possess an undergraduate degree in biology (or equivalent) and are seeking permanent teaching certification in New York State. Currently, the program is designed as a full time, two-year degree with a total of 45 credits including two-to-three courses in biology and a final semester of student teaching.
Additional requirements, including those necessary for obtaining teaching certification and student teaching (e.g. foreign language proficiency, workshops, fingerprinting and New York State examinations) are detailed on the School of Education's webpage.
The Master of Science in Education (MSEd) in Adolescence Education is designed for students that already hold current teacher certification in either secondary or adolescence education in New York state and wish to become permanently certified and/or pursue a higher degree. Currently, the curriculum is a total of 30 credits, including two courses (six credits) within biology.
Please see the School of Education's webpage for details.
A graduate student handbook is available for download here.