Adolescence Education

Master of Science in Education

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

The MSEd 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.

Admission 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. Applicants specializing in Mathematics must have completed a minimum of 21 semester hours beyond Calculus II for a total of at least 36 semester hours in Mathematics.

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.


Application Deadlines for MSEd programs:

For the fall:

Review of applications for the fall semester will begin March 1. Late applications will be considered; however, enrollment for the fall semester is not guaranteed.

For the spring:

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.


MSEd Curriculum Requirements