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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.

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.). This 13-month intensive program is designed to prepare academically talented liberal arts graduates for initial teaching certification in:

     *Adolescence Education, grades 7-12
      Content areas include biology, chemistry, earth science, English, French, mathematics, physics, social studies, and Spanish
     *Agriculture Education, grades K-12

Undergraduates at Ithaca College and other accredited colleges and universities can complete a major in one of these areas, take three prerequisite courses in education, and apply to the M.A.T. Program by March 19 for a program start in late May. Career changers are also encouraged to apply. Participants in the M.A.T. program earn a master's degree and full eligibility for initial teacher certification. 

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 intensive 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.)

Tuition Scholarships and Graduate Assistantships for both programs 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 Programs website or contact Dr. Peter Martin, Chair, Graduate Programs in Education.

Elementary Education

Ithaca College offers a nationally accredited, state-approved graduate program in Childhood Education which prepares students for initial teaching certification in grades 1 through 6. The 38-credit M.S. in Childhood Education program is an intensive, 13-month intensive graduate program that was developed in partnership with the Ithaca City Public Schools. The program, which begins in late May each year, includes multiple and ongoing field experiences in diverse public school settings. Seniors and graduates from Ithaca College and other accredited colleges/universities who are interested in the M.S. in Childhood Education should review the Graduate Studies website and direct any questions to Dr. Peter Martin, Chair of Graduate Programs in Education.

Adolescence Education and Agriculture Education

Ithaca College's Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Program prepares academically-talented graduate students for careers in teaching. The M.A.T. Program is designed as a cohesive, 13-month intensive graduate program leading to a master's degree and eligibility for initial teaching certification in the following disciplines: agriculture, biology, chemistry, earth science, English, French, mathematics, physics, social studies, Spanish. The 36-credit M.A.T. curriculum includes coursework in educational theory and practice, continued study in your academic discipline, and opportunities for field-based learning in varied school and community settings. Interested applicants should refer to the Graduate Studies website for admissions and program information; questions should be directed to Dr. Peter Martin, Chair, Graduate Programs in Education.