M.S. in Education Application Checklist and Timeline

The Mount’s motto, “Teach me goodness and discipline and knowledge,” extends far beyond our campus, exemplified by the graduates of our Master of Science degrees in Education. With programs uniquely designed to address the needs of educators who are committed to teaching students from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and learning styles, a degree from the Mount prepares future educators to teach to Common Core literacy standards and address the needs of the whole student.

The College offers two programs of study for educators:

  • Master of Science in Adolescent Education and Special Education Grades 7-12 – This dual degree certification program enables students to demonstrate values, knowledge, and skills required to teach effectively in diverse settings. Graduates will also be able to communicate their knowledge of subject matters in the liberal arts, educational theory, and curriculum development, and convey the knowledge to all students, regardless of their learning differences. Additionally, graduates of this program will successfully navigate the challenges of the inclusive classroom and special education settings alike, due to their varied field experiences during the program.
  • Master of Science in TESOL – Already a leader in teacher education through our undergraduate education programs, the Mount prepare students to attain New York State certification as Teachers of English to Students of Other Languages, an increasingly important specialization in New York and nationwide. The program focuses on all aspects of how students attain literacy and is applicable to all K-12 teachers, regardless of subject matter.

Required Documents – M.S. in Dual Adolescent Education (Content Area and Special Education Grades 7-12)

Prerequisites
Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and have an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 or graduate grade point average of at least 3.5.

The applicants’ undergraduate academic majors should be in Biology, English, Mathematics, or Social Studies. Applicants must also have fulfilled general education requirements needed for certification, including study in artistic expression, communication, information retrieval, history and social sciences, humanities, language other than English, scientific processes, mathematical processes, and written analysis and expression. 

Complete and Application
Submit application and fee

Transcripts
Applicants are asked to submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. The undergraduate GPA required for admission is 3.0. Applicants who have non-U.S. credentials must present a course-by-course evaluation of their international credentials. A number of agencies provide this service—the preferred one is the World Education Services (WES).

Letter of Recommendation
Two (2) letters of recommendation—one professional and one academic letter preferred.

References and transcripts can be sent separately or as part of the complete application. Both references and transcripts should be sent in envelopes sealed by the individual issuing the reference or the college issuing the official transcript. Copies and open envelopes are unofficial documents and will not be accepted.

Interview
All applicants will need to conduct an admissions interview with the program coordinator.

Writing Proficiency
All degree candidates must successfully complete the English Essay Exam prior to acceptance into the program. No special preparation is required for this exam. The successful applicant will be contacted by the coordinator of the program for an appointment to take the exam. Anyone whose proficiency exam demonstrates weakness in writing will be referred to the Academic Resource Center and/or registered for a non-credit course to improve writing skills prior to enrollment in graduate courses.

Standardized Test Scores
The program requires applicants to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Required Documents – M.S. in TESOL

Prerequisites
Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and have an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.

Complete and Application
Submit application and fee

New York State Certification
For those who hold Initial New York State certification in an area other than TESOL, the College will verify certification through TEACHONLINE. For those who hold Professional Certification, the College requests a copy of the New York State Certification.

Transcripts
Applicants are asked to submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. The undergraduate GPA required for admission is 3.0. Applicants who have non-U.S. credentials must present a course-by-course evaluation of their international credentials. A number of agencies provide this service—the preferred one is the World Education Services (WES).

Letter of Recommendation
Two (2) letters of recommendation—one professional and one academic letter preferred.

References and transcripts can be sent separately or as part of the complete application. Both references and transcripts should be sent in envelopes sealed by the individual issuing the reference or the college issuing the official transcript. Copies and open envelopes are unofficial documents and will not be accepted.

Interview
All applicants will need to conduct an admissions interview with the program coordinator.

Writing Proficiency
All degree candidates must successfully complete the English Essay Exam prior to acceptance into the program. No special preparation is required for this exam. The successful applicant will be contacted by the coordinator of the program for an appointment to take the exam. Anyone whose proficiency exam demonstrates weakness in writing will be referred to the Academic Resource Center and/or registered for a non-credit course to improve writing skills prior to enrollment in graduate courses.

All required information must be on file before an admission decision will be made by the Admission Committee.

Please note: all required information must be on file before an admission decision will be made by the Admission Committee. An application for admission must be complete, and each of the six admission requirements must be fulfilled, within one year from the date of initial filing. Applications remaining incomplete for a period longer than one year will be considered withdrawn.

Contact
(718) 405-3267
admissions@mountsaintvincent.edu