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Teach the Next Generation with an MSEd Degree

Our Master of Science in Education (MSEd) is tailored for those passionate about shaping future generations through education. It merges practical experiences with theoretical knowledge to create real-world impact and lasting, equitable change. With personalized faculty guidance and small class sizes, you'll join a supportive learning community. Fully online classes offer schedule flexibility and allow you to complete our program in 12 months. Students engage in in-person field experiences, including practice and student teaching, within the local area.

"I chose to continue my graduate studies with Elmira due to the fact that I was able to start my graduate program early. It was an easy transition and I already knew most of the faculty. I loved that the program was all online and allowed me to pursue a career while obtaining my degree."
–Maria Antonio ‘23, MSEd '24

Explore Education Concentrations

Depending on where your interests lie, our Education department has different tracks that you can choose from that take your knowledge, skills, and talents to the next level so you can inspire the next generation of learners.

  • Adolescence Education: This fully online program is designed for students who hold a bachelor's degree in one of the following majors: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Mathematics, English, Social Studies/History, or a related field.
  • Literacy: Birth to Grade 12: This concentration is for teachers who want to earn a master’s degree to teach birth to grade 12 literacy. You earn a literacy certification that equips you to be a reading specialist, literacy coach, or classroom teacher.
  • General Education: This flexible concentration allows students to design their plan of study according to their professional goals. Prior approval from an NYS Certification Evaluator is required before enrolling into this certification program.
  • Inclusive Special Education: This concentration gives you insight into creating a welcoming, inclusive, and culturally responsive classroom for students with learning disabilities.

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Application Requirements

Apply for your Master of Science in Education at Elmira and see what new chapter awaits! See our application requirements below.

  • Completed application form
  • Official transcripts from each college or university attended while earning a bachelor's degree
  • Two professional recommendations
  • A completed bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point averages:
    • Master of Science in Management program: GPA of 2.7
    • Master of Science in Education program (all tracks): GPA of 3.0
    • Candidates possessing undergraduate GPAs below the required minimums may be considered for conditional admission by the Director of Graduate Studies on a case-by-case basis.
  • MSEd Adolescence Education candidates: Completion of an approved content major, such as Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics, Social Studies/History, or a related field
  • MSEd Literacy Candidates: New York State initial teacher certification or documentation evidencing that such certification is imminently forthcoming

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Preview Education Program Tracks

There are three different tracks you can pursue for a General Education, MSEd concentration:

  • Track 1 is for students seeking a broad discipline of education and are not interested in certification or teaching K-12.
  • Track 2 is for students who already hold a bachelor’s degree and are now seeking their Initial Teaching Certificate in the State of New York.
  • Track 3 is for students who already hold an NYS Initial Teaching Certificate and are seeking Professional Certification in the State of New York.

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Financial Planning for Your Master of Education Degree

At Elmira, we are proud to be part of the national movement to keep higher education affordable. We offer a first-class education at one of the lowest tuition prices of any four-year private college or university in the New York region, and when it comes to advancing your degree in Education, we are just as committed to reducing your costs through options such as scholarships, grants, and work-study.

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Have Questions?

Ashley Boyd
Administrative Coordinator
Graduate & Professional Studies

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