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MASTER OF SCIENCE (M.S.) IN EDUCATION

Master of Science in Education: Literacy: Birth to 12

The Literacy: Birth to Grade 12 graduate program is designed for individuals who possess or have recently applied for initial certification in any content area. Upon completion of the program and applicable New York State Education Department requirements, students apply on their own for professional certification in their content area and are institutionally recommended by Elmira College for New York State initial and professional certification in Literacy.

Master of Science in Education: General Education

The General Education graduate program provides flexibility in designing a plan of study suited to individual academic and professional goals. Students with New York State (NYS) initial certification, who are seeking professional certification through this program, must obtain prior approval from a NYS Certification Evaluator. Upon completion of the master's program and applicable NYS Education Department requirements, students may be eligible to apply on their own for NYS initial certification in their content area.

Master of Science in Adolescence Education: 7-12

The Master of Science in Education (MSED): Adolescence Education 7-12 is an intensive cohort model in which candidates who already have a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in one of the following majors: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, English, Social Studies/History or related field. Elmira College’s MSED: Adolescence Education 7-12 program is unique in that it provides an intellectually rigorous program of study, taught by education faculty in collaboration with faculty from the liberal arts and sciences. Practicum experiences are enhanced by seminars focused on developing a deep and advanced knowledge of the content they will teach. Throughout the program, candidates will work with an advisor to design, develop, and present a capstone project that reflects a synthesis of their program of study. Upon successful completion of the MSED: Adolescence Education 7-12 program and initial certification exams, candidates are eligible for initial certification as a secondary education teacher in grades 7-12 in their content areas by the New York State Education Department.

The scope and sequence of the M.S. in Education programs facilitates completion within a 12 month or a two year time frame. For more information, please contact graduate@elmira.edu.