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MSEd in English

The Master of Science in Education is a 30 credit graduate program designed with flexibility in mind. It allows initially certified teachers the opportunity to tailor the program to their interests. At its core, the MSEd aims to deepen teachers' knowledge of subject content, of the theory and practice of teaching and learning, and of the diverse contexts of education. In a two-semester course, students develop skills in research-based inquiry focused on the classroom. This graduate program enables students to complete the curriculum requirement for professional certification in New York State.

Admissions Requirements:

Applicants to the Master of Science in Education must meet the following criteria:

  1. A 3.0 or better GPA in all undergraduate course work
  2. A 3.0 or better GPA in an appropriate undergraduate major
  3. All students who apply to an education graduate program will be required to complete the GRE (Graduate Record Exam)
  4. Evidence of a valid NYS teaching certification
  5. Applicants specializing in English must have completed 36 semester hours of English, exclusive of freshman composition.  In addition, applicants must submit an academic writing sample, preferably literary analysis from an English course, though research work from other liberal arts courses, such as history, is acceptable.  The writing sample may be one longer paper (10 pages) or two shorter papers (totaling 10 pages).  The sample need not have instructor comments or a grade.
  6. Each applicant must also provide three satisfactory letters of recommendation, write a satisfactory admissions essay, and submit one official transcript of all college course work.

Prospective students may consult with the Secondary Education advisor before applying.

All applications are submitted through an online application system. To begin your application, create an account or log in to the system and pay the application fee. All application documents must be uploaded to the system in order for you to have a complete application for review.

Review of applications for the fall semester will begin March 1. Review of applications for the spring semester will begin Oct. 1.

Late applications will be considered; however, enrollment for the spring semester is not guaranteed.