Graduate Study in Education
Ithaca College offers two graduate programs in education, both designed to prepare academically-talented liberal arts graduates for careers as teachers.
Master’s Degrees Offered:
- Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)
Initial certification for middle school and high school teaching, grades 7-12, in English, social studies, world languages (French and Spanish), mathematics, and sciences (biology, chemistry, and physics)
- Master of Science in Childhood Education (M.S.)
Initial certification for elementary school teaching, grades 1-6
Students are admitted in cohort groups each year and participate together in rigorous coursework and extensive field experiences. Both programs are full-time, one-year programs that begin in late May; just 12-13 months later, our graduates have earned their master’s degrees and eligibility for certification.
The M.A.T. and M.S. programs are approved by and registered with the New York State Education Department -- and with certification reciprocity agreements with more than 30 other states and jurisdictions, our programs open doors to classrooms all over the country.