Graduate Student Profile

Marist College

Jessica Contino
Initial Teaching Certification

Master of Education
Initial Teaching Certification

The Master of Education program at Marist leads to the New York State Adolescent Education (7-12) initial certification in the following areas: Biology, Chemistry, English, French, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Spanish.

5 Distinctions of the Marist Master of Education, Initial Teaching Certification Program:

1. Students can begin in the Fall or Spring semesters.
2. Small classes enhance student/faculty interaction.
3. Student teaching is included in the 36 credit-hour program.
4. Graduates meet all of the academic criteria for initial certification in New York State.
5. Graduate assistantships may be awarded to full-time students.

If you already have your initial teaching certification, and are looking to obtain your New York State Professional Teaching Certification, Marist's Master of Arts in Educational Psychology/Professional Teaching Certification program may be the right choice for you.

To learn more about this exciting program contact Graduate Admission at 888.877.7900 or email us at We can provide you with detailed information about the course of study, tuition pricing and financial aid options, and career opportunities.

For the Master of Education, Initial Teaching Certification program description and curriculum, visit Marist's School of Social and Behavioral Sciences.


The School of Social and Behavior Sciences and the Education Department at Marist College is a candidate for accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), Candidacy status means that the School of Social and Behavior Sciences and the Education Department  has met preconditions for accreditation but is not accredited. This candidacy covers initial teacher preparation programs and/or advanced educator preparation programs at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. However, the candidacy does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.