Your Path to Professional Certification
Marist’s MS in Education (MSED) is the perfect path to your professional teaching certification. With tracks in childhood and adolescent education, as well as on-campus and online models, this master’s program is designed to be flexible and accessible for working teachers. With close faculty advisement, an advanced curriculum, and an electronic portfolio to showcase your work, the MS in Education will take your teaching career to the next level.
Earn Your Professional Teaching Certification
The MS in Education at Marist is particularly designed for teachers with an initial teaching certification seeking their professional teaching certification. In this program, approved by the New York State Department of Education, teachers in public, private, and international school settings explore the theory and hands-on practice of the psychology behind being an excellent educator.
Choose Your Track
The Master of Science in Education offers two educational tracks: Childhood Education (grades 1-6) and Adolescent Education (grades 7-12) plus the Middle School Extension (grades 5-6).
Adolescent Education (grades 7-12) plus Middle School Extension (grades 5-6)
The Adolescent Education track meets the academic requirements for application to Professional Certification in Adolescent Education (grades 7-12) and is designed for candidates who possess initial certification in one of the Adolescence Education areas. This track also meets the academic requirements for initial and professional certification in Middle School Extension (grades 5-6).
Benefits of a Marist MS in Education
Professional Teaching Certification
Graduate with an MS in Education and earn your New York State Department of Education-approved professional teaching certification in as little as three semesters.
Designed for working teachers, the program is offered in an on-campus format with evening classes, as well as an online cohort-based model.
From your first course, you’ll develop a NYS-approved electronic portfolio to showcase your knowledge and skills to future school employers.
Program Models Designed for Working Teachers
Marist’s MS in Education is designed specifically for the working teacher with flexible program and format options:
- On-campus model: Offered full-time and part-time at the Marist Poughkeepsie, NY campus, this model is designed with evening classes and limited summer classes for full-time students to complete in three to four semesters and a part-time student to complete at their own pace in under five years.
- Online model: cohort-based program model, this program utlilizes Marist’s superior online resources to offer you a fully online degree with no set class times. The online program is interactive with your professors and colleagues through discussions and shared projects. Meet the weekly goals at times that work for you. There are no set dates and times that you need to be online for each course. Students complete this course part-time in two years.
Top-Tier Career Placement
When you enroll in the Educational Psychology program, you will graduate from Marist with the skills you need to secure ideal career placements anywhere. In fact, we'll work closely with you to determine the best internships and career experience to ensure your success after graduation. Below is just a glimpse at the career opportunities that await you after completing the MS in Education from Marist.
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