Explore the Graduate Teacher Program That Will Help You Achieve Your Goals

Develop your professional expertise in a standards-based teaching environment that stresses accountability and excellence. Review best practices research while integrating current knowledge about technology, state and federal standards, multiple ways of learning, alternative assessment, reflective practice, and more.

This graduate program combines online learning with part or full-time study and four academic terms to create a flexible and personalized program.

M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed Only)

Complement your teacher certification with this graduate degree program. Expand your knowledge base in curriculum and instruction, with an optional focus on literacy.

M.Ed in Special Education

This program can be completed either with or without certification, depending upon your past experience and future professional needs. 

M.Ed in Elementary Education K-8

Expand your background in business, psychology, science, computers, or humanities, to pursue a career change into the field of education. Explore a variety of content areas in teaching, including math, language arts, science, social studies, computers, art, and music.

M.Ed in Middle/Secondary Social Studies 5-12

This program expands upon an undergraduate degree in social studies, to include history, economics, geography, civics, or government. Coursework can be completed either with or without certification.

M.Ed in Middle/Secondary English 5-12

This program expands upon an undergraduate degree in English, language arts, journalism, or communications. Coursework can be completed either with or without certification.

M.Ed in Secondary Life Sciences 7-12

This program expands upon an undergraduate degree in biology or life sciences. Coursework can be completed either with or without certification.

  • Elizabeth Litchenberg G '15

    "Because I was already teaching, I could take what I learned from the classroom and apply it immediately to what I was doing."

    Elizabeth Litchenberg G '15

    Elementary Teacher at Alton Central School

Admission to the Program

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university with a GPA of 2.8 or greater on a 4.0 scale;
  • If you have a CGPA between 2.50-2.79, you may be eligible for provisional acceptance.

Application Requirements

  • Online Application;
  • Official transcripts from previously attended college(s);
  • Updated resume;
  • Cover Letter;
  • State why you want to become a teacher and/or obtain your graduate education degree with the certification you've chosen;
  • Include statement of philosophy regarding the teacher's role in in today's schools and your potential to contribute to teaching profession;
  • When applicable, copies of SAT or ACT scores;
  • GRE/GMAT tests are not required, and there is no application fee.
Want to Know More?

Download the Music Program SheetDownload the Master of Education program sheet to view on-screen or print, or view the College of Graduate and Professional Studies Academic Catalog for specific degree requirements and course information.

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