What will I learn?

The Master of Science in Education (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.

Curriculum Requirements
Professional Education (6 Credits)
Select 6 credits
Diversity Education (3 Credits)
Select 3 credits
Research Requirement (6 Credits)
SED701 Inquiry into Teaching, Learning, and School: Part I
SED702 Inquiry into Teaching, Learning, and School: Part II Every Semester
Graduate Courses in Discipline (15 Credits)
Select 15 credits

Which department am I in?

School of Education

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$18,374.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 March 2022

Start date

24 January 2022, 29 August 2022


School of Education

SUNY New Paltz,

1 Hawk Drive,


New York,

12561, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a 3.0 overall cumulative undergraduate grade point average. (Applicants whose undergraduate grade point average in English is less than 3.0 may be admitted on the basis of GRE scores.)

For international students

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

  • A 3.0 or better GPA in all undergraduate course work
  • A 3.0 or better GPA in an appropriate undergraduate major

Students must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.

English Language Proficiency: TOEFL ibt: 80; IELTS: 6.5; PTE Academic: 53.

Application Deadline: For Fall: March 1; for Spring: October 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About State University of New York at New Paltz

The State University of New York at New Paltz is an affordable yet high-quality university offering a diverse range of programs.

  • Affordable, high-quality university
  • Small class sizes with a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • Builds future professionals with lasting skills
  • Academic English pathway program available

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