Mount Saint Mary College

12 months
886 USD/credit
886 USD/credit
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The Education program of Mount Saint Mary College enjoys an outstanding reputation throughout the Hudson Valley region and beyond.


Students of the Education program of Mount Saint Mary College work in schools in our community as part of the education process. Many of our education courses are taught at local schools, a practice that provides “hands-on” experience for students to apply teaching techniques and to hone tutoring skills for local students.

The Mount offers the Master of Science in Education in the following programs:

  • Childhood Education
  • Adolescence Education
  • Special Education
  • Literacy Programs
  • Middle Grade Extensions

Objectives of all programs include:

  • Developing a sensitivity to the diverse needs of today’s student population;
  • Developing an awareness of current educational research and ways to engage in action research within the role of reflective practitioner;
  • Developing deeper insight and knowledge in such areas as standards-based education, special education, character education, technology education and literacy;
  • Developing professional skills and competencies needed to maximize the effectiveness of the teaching-learning process in today’s schools;
  • Developing skills in communication and interpersonal relationships within the school community;
  • Developing an appreciation for lifelong learning and on-going professional development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Special Education
  • Applied Research in Behavior Management
  • Nature of Schools in the Education of all children
  • Content Enhacement for Students with Learning Problems
  • Collaboration with Professionals and Parents
  • Research in Child Development and Theories of Learning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the online graduate program application
  • Submit official transcripts for all undergraduate coursework
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • The application fee is $45
  • Students applying for our education programs will need to submit an on-site writing sample
  • All applicants must come to campus for an entrance interview
  • Education students will need to furnish a copy of their NY State Certification, if applicable
  • For the graduate education program, applicants must have a final Grade Point Average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale with a 3.0 GPA in area of specialization
  • MSEd. students who are applying for a program leading to an initial NYS Teacher Certification program have to take the GRE
  • Students interested in our graduate education program should speak with the Office of Graduate and Adult Degree Completion Programs or a graduate program coordinator for information about program pre-requisites and state certification requirements

Tuition Fee

  • International

    886 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 886 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    886 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 886 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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