What will I learn?

The Master of Science in Education I (M.S.Ed.) is designed for students who are initially certified and seeking professional certification in the same field. This program will extend and increase the competence of the graduate teacher in education, provide effective preparation for the specialized teacher and establish a foundation for continued research and study in education throughout the career of a teacher. This degree program will fulfill one of the requirements for professional certification in New York State in the following areas: childhood education, adolescent education and special education. This program is for students who hold initial certification.

Core Requirements

  • EDG 610 - Social Justice & Advocacy for Educators
  • EDG 650 - Digital Lit. for Authentic Lea
  • EDG 690 - Master's Project
  • EDG 695 - Graduate Research Seminars

Other Requirements

  • Content/Pedagogy Requirement (These courses link content and pedagogy in specific content areas.)
  • Graduate Education Electives

Which department am I in?

Purcell School of Professional Studies

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $734 per credit hour
Start date

Expected January, August 2022


Purcell School of Professional Studies

1419 Salt Springs Road,


New York,

13214, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: A TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based).

For international students

A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning. Transcripts should demonstrate the attainment of an overall G.P.A. of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).

Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants are expected to achieve

  • A score of 550 or higher on the paper version,
  • 213 on the computer version, or
  • 79 or higher on the Internet version
  • An IELTS score of at least 6.5 is required
  • A score of 600 on the verbal portion of the SAT or its equivalent exempts applicants from the TOEFL requirement.

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