Graduate Programs

MS in Education

The Mount's Master of Science in Education (MS in Ed) program enjoys an outstanding reputation throughout the Hudson Valley region and beyond.

Our students work in schools in our community as part of the education process. Many of our education courses are taught at local schools, a practice that provides “hands-on” experience for students to apply teaching techniques and to hone tutoring skills for local students.

The Division of Education at Mount Saint Mary College is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and/or advanced educator preparation programs at the College in Newburgh, New York. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.

As part of the maintenance of NCATE accreditation, the college is required to display data revealing the success of our programs. The following link displays a connection to the most recent results of Mount Saint Mary College teacher candidate “completers” (graduates of our programs recommended for certification) on New York State Teacher Certification Exams.

NCATE accreditation is a mark of distinction, and provides recognition that the college has met national professional standards for the preparation of teachers.

The Mount offers the Master of Science in Education in the following programs:

Childhood Education
Childhood Education (Grades 1 - 6) *
Dual Childhood and Special Education (Grades 1 - 6) *
Dual Childhood Education and Literacy (Birth - Grade 6) *

Adolescence Education
Adolescence Education (Grades 7 - 12) *
Dual Adolescence and Special Education (Grades 7 - 12) *
Dual Adolescence Education and Literacy (Grades 5 - 12)

Special Education
Special Education (Grades 1 - 6) **
Special Education (Grades 7 - 12) **

Literacy Programs
Literacy (Birth - Grade 6) **
Literacy (Grades 5 - 12)
Dual Literacy and Special Education (Birth-Grade 6) **
Dual Literacy (Grades 5 - 12) and Special Education (Grades 7 - 12)

Middle Grade Extensions
Middle Grades Extension (Grades 5 - 6) **
Middle Grades Extension (Grades 7 - 9) **

Alternative Certification Program Transition B
(Childhood 1-6 and Adolescence Education, 7-12)

*No prior certification
**Must have prior certification

Mount Alumni: We're offering a 25% reduction on graduate tuition for students who earned a bachelor's degree from the Mount (with the exception of 5-year bachelor's/master's degree students on scholarship.) Come back to the Mount for a graduate degree, save money, and improve your range of possibilities in a competitive job market. 

For additional information on the master's degree in education, such as admission requirements, application procedures, and course descriptions, contact us, by phone at 845-569-3225 or by email at


Opportunities for MSEd graduate students

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