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.

We offer the following programs:

Adolescent Education and Special Education

Summer: May 1

Fall: July 1
Summer: May 1
Spring: December 1

Admission Requirements

Complete an Application
Submit your application

Please send us your official transcripts in sealed envelopes, from each college or university you have attended. All credentials from foreign institutions require a World Education Services (WES) evaluation.

Two Letters of Recommendation 
Two (2) letters of recommendation—one professional and one academic 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.

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

Writing Proficiency
All applicants must complete an English Essay Exam prior to acceptance into the program. No special preparation is required for this exam. Successful applicants will be contacted by the coordinator of the program for an appointment.

Standardized Test Scores
An official copy of your GMAT or GRE test scores. The test scores submitted must be less than five (5) years old. Please submit your scores within the first semester of the program.

Additional Requirements – TESOL

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.

Admission Prerequisites

Applicants must 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.

Please note: To be admitted to the College of Mount Saint Vincent’s M.S in Education programs, international applicants must meet CMSV’s language criteria for acceptance with a TOEFL score of 80 or better or an IELTS score of 6.5 or better, and a GMAT score of 530 or better.

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