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

Childhood Education | Adolescence Education | Special Education | Literacy | Middle School Extensions

Childhood Education

Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) *
Credits: 40
Requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • At least a 3.0 GPA
  • GRE: Verbal & Quant: combined score of 300; Writing: 3.5 (GRE Information & Registration (https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/register/)
  • Transcript evaluation needed

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Review: July 1
  • Summer Review: March 16

Next Steps: Program Details | ApplyTalk to the Graduate Program Coordinator



Dual Childhood Education and Early Childhood (Birth-Grade 6)
Credits: 46
Requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • Transcript evaluation required 
  • At least a 3.0 GPA
  • GRE: Verbal & Quant: combined score of 300; Writing: 3.5| GRE Information & Registration (https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/register/)

Application Deadlines:

  •  Fall Review: July 1
  • Summer Review: March 16

Next Steps: Program Details | ApplyTalk to the Graduate Program Coordinator



Dual Childhood and Special Education (Grades 1-6) *
Credits: 49
Requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • Transcript evaluation required 
  • At least a 3.0 GPA
  • GRE: Verbal & Quant: combined score of 300; Writing: 3.5| GRE Information & Registration (https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/register/)

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Review: July 1
  • Summer Review: March 16

Next Steps: Program Details | ApplyTalk to the Graduate Program Coordinator


 

Dual Childhood Education and Literacy (Birth-Grade 6) *
Requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • Transcript evaluation required 
  • At least a 3.0 GPA
  • GRE: Verbal & Quant: combined score of 300; Writing: 3.5| GRE Information & Registration (https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/register/)

Next Steps: Program Details | ApplyTalk to the Graduate Program Coordinator

 

Adolescence Education

Adolescence Education (Grades 7 - 12) *
Credits: 42
Requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • Transcript evaluation required 
  • At least a 3.0 GPA
  • GRE: Verbal & Quant: combined score of 300; Writing: 3.5| GRE Information & Registration (https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/register/)

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Review: July 1
  • Spring Review: November 25
  • Summer Review: March 16

Next Steps: Program Details | ApplyTalk to the Graduate Program Coordinator



Dual Adolescence and Special Education (Grades 7 - 12) *
Credits: 48
Requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • Transcript evaluation required 
  • At least a 3.0 GPA
  • GRE: Verbal & Quant: combined score of 300; Writing: 3.5|GRE Information & Registration (https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/register/)

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Review: July 1
  • Spring Review: November 25

Next Steps: Program Details | ApplyTalk to the Graduate Program Coordinator



Dual Adolescence Education and Literacy (Grades 5 - 12)
Credits: 48
Requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • Transcript evaluation required 
  • At least a 3.0 GPA
  • GRE: Verbal & Quant: combined score of 300; Writing: 3.5|GRE Information & Registration (https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/register/)

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Review: July 1
  • Spring Review: November 25

Next Steps: Program Details | ApplyTalk to the Graduate Program Coordinator

 

Special Education

Special Education (Grades 1 - 6) **
Credits: 33
Requirements:

  • Initial Teaching Certification Required
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • At least a 3.0 GPA
  • Copy of passing score on the edTPA (or state approved equivalent)

Application Deadlines: Fall Review: July 1

Next Steps: Program Details | ApplyTalk to the Graduate Program Coordinator



Special Education (Grades 7 - 12) **
Credits: 33
Requirements:

  • Initial Teaching Certification Required
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • At least a 3.0 GPA
  • Copy of passing score on the edTPA (or state approved equivalent)

Application Deadlines: Fall Review: July 1

Next Steps: Program Details | ApplyTalk to the Graduate Program Coordinator

 

Literacy Programs

Literacy (Birth - Grade 6) **
Credits: 34
Requirements:

  • Initial Teaching Certification Required
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • At least a 3.0 GPA
  • Copy of passing score on the edTPA (or state approved equivalent)

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Review: July 1
  • Summer Review: March 16

Next Steps: Program Details | ApplyTalk to the Graduate Program Coordinator



Literacy (Grades 5 - 12)
Credits: 34
Requirements:

  • Initial Teaching Certification Required
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • At least a 3.0 GPA
  • Copy of passing score on the edTPA (or state approved equivalent)

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Review: July 1
  • Summer Review: March 16

Next Steps: Program Details | ApplyTalk to the Graduate Program Coordinator



Dual Literacy (Birth - Grade 6) and (Grades 5 - 12)
Credits: 41
Requirements:

  • Initial Teaching Certification Required
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • At least a 3.0 GPA
  • Copy of passing score on the edTPA (or state approved equivalent)

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Review: July 1
  • Summer Review: March 16

Next Steps: Program Details | ApplyTalk to the Graduate Program Coordinator



Dual Literacy and Special Education (Birth-Grade 6) **
Credits: 43
Requirements:

  • Initial Teaching Certification Required
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • At least a 3.0 GPA
  • Copy of passing score on the edTPA (or state approved equivalent)

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Review: July 1
  • Summer Review: March 16

Next Steps: Program Details | ApplyTalk to the Graduate Program Coordinator



Dual Literacy (Grades 5 - 12) and Special Education (Grades 7 - 12)
Credits: 43
Requirements: 

  • Initial Teaching Certification Required
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • At least a 3.0 GPA
  • Copy of passing score on the edTPA (or state approved equivalent)

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Review: July 1

Next Steps: Program Details | ApplyTalk to the Graduate Program Coordinator

 

Middle Grade Extensions


Middle Grades Extension (Grades 5 - 6) **
Credits: 34
Requirements:

  • Initial Teaching Certification Required
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • At least a 3.0 GPA
  • Copy of passing score on the edTPA (or state approved equivalent)

Application Deadlines:

Fall Review: July 1

Summer Review: March 16

Next Step: Program Details | ApplyTalk to the Graduate Program Coordinator



Middle Grades Extension (Grades 7 - 9) **
Credits: 33
Requirements: 

  • Initial Teaching Certification Required
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • At least a 3.0 GPA
  • Copy of passing score on the edTPA (or state approved equivalent)

Next Step: Program Details | ApplyTalk to the Graduate Program Coordinator

 

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 graduateadmissions@msmc.edu.

Opportunities for MSEd graduate students
 

Accreditation

The Mount's Education program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and by the following professional agencies: Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), International Reading Association (IRA), National Council of Social Studies (NCSS), National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).

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.

Learn about our upcoming 2018 CAEP Accreditation Visit.