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Curriculum and Instruction, M.S.Ed.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months


Those individuals who seek to obtain professional certification will find that the program not only meets the state requirements for certification, but has the flexibility to provide for individualized course planning. Individuals who wish to obtain a Masters in education, but are not seeking professional certification will find a program with the ability to be individualized to meet unique professional goals. Whether you are looking for professional certification, or the foundations to become an educator and leader, the Curriculum and Instruction program from State University of New York Potsdam is designed to meet your needs:

A. Professional Teaching Certification

This path is designed for students with initial New York State Certification who seek to complete the academic requirements for Professional certification. Each candidate will develop an individualized program of study in collaboration with the candidates adviser.

B. General Education (Alternative Focus Areas for Educators)

Candidates not seeking New York State teaching certification, but are interested in applying educational pedagogy in a variety of classroom/non-classroom contexts, may pursue electives in a particular focal area, or take a handcrafted set of electives based upon student's interests and career goals.

Each student will meet with and design a program that includes educational pedagogy cornerstones such as philosophical foundations, research, curriculum & evaluation, technology in education, and more. Further, a culminating research project is designed to assist the student with synthesizing the fundamental concepts of education into a skillset that can be utilized immediately in the workplace. Review the option "B" advising form here to understand the course layout and options.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Curriculum and Evaluation
  • Using Spreadsheets in Teaching School Mathematics
  • Topics in Mathematics for Elementary Teachers
  • Diversity & Advocacy in Education
  • Integrating the Arts into the Elementary Classroom
  • Creative & Affective Experiences in Early Childhood
  • Creative Problem Solving – Mathematics
  • Teaching Mathematics in a Technological World

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Evidence of an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. International students should consult the International Graduate Student page for information on U.S. Equivalency guidelines. An unofficial transcript may be submitted for the purpose of obtaining an admissions decision. 
  • International students where English is not their primary language must refer to the International Graduate Student page to obtain information about important requirements regarding English language proficiency.
  • A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 GPA in the most recent 60 credit hours

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11325 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    22650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11325 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    11090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5545 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Potsdam

  • 892 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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