Graduate Programs in Education in the School of Humanities and Sciences
The School of Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College offers several graduate programs in education. We welcome inquiries from students and graduates from Ithaca College and other accredited colleges/universities.
The first of these graduate programs is a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Program in Adolescence Education. This 13-month program is designed to prepare liberal arts graduates for initial teaching certification in Adolescence Education, grades 7-12, in the following areas: biology, chemistry, English, French, German, mathematics, physics, social studies, and Spanish. Undergraduates at Ithaca College can complete a major in one of these areas, take three prerequisite courses in education, and apply to the M.A.T. Program by February 15 of the senior year; after a fifth year at Ithaca College, participants earn a master's degree and full eligibility for teacher certification. Graduates of other colleges and universities are also encouraged to apply.
The second graduate degree program is a Master of Science (M.S.) in Childhood Education. This program prepares academically talented college graduates for careers as teachers in grades 1-6. Developed in collaboration with local public school administrators and teachers, our childhood education program is a full-time, 13-month graduate program. Students begin this program in late May each year, and are eligible to apply for certification and teaching positions by the following summer. The M.S. curriculum includes rigorous coursework in educational theory and practice in combination with extensive field-based learning in varied school settings. A highlight of the program is the opportunity to work in the classrooms of master teachers throughout the school year, from the first day of school in September to the final day in June. (Note: Ithaca College offers a "Stay for Five!" option for students who want to do their undergraduate work at IC and then stay on for a fifth year to earn their master's degree in Childhood Education.)
A third Graduate Program for Inservice Teachers is currently under development. This program will be offered for practicing teachers who need to earn a graduate degree in order to meet the state's requirements for professional certification.
Graduate Assistantships are available on a competitive basis and are awarded to students with strong academic records and the ability to assist program-area faculty with research and development efforts, especially those connected with our school and community partnerships.
For additional information on our graduate programs in Education in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College, please see the Graduate Studies website or contact Dr. Linda Hanrahan, Chair, Graduate Programs in Education.