Programs At-A-Glance

The M.A.T. in Adolescence Education (grades 7-12) and the M.S. in Childhood Education (grades 1-6) are Ithaca College’s newest graduate programs. Students in both programs have a marked passion for learning and a strong commitment to making a difference in students’ lives. They are also motivated and hard working -- fully ready to undertake rigorous coursework and valuable off-campus teaching experiences.

Whether their focus is on the humanities, social sciences, mathematics/science, or elementary education, our students strive to improve the quality of education for all learners. 

Program Highlights

  • The chance to earn teaching certification and a master’s degree in just 13 months. Begin the program one summer and apply for certification and a teaching position the following summer.
  • The integration of theory with practice and coursework with field experiences.
  • Opportunities to observe, tutor, team-teach, and teach in multiple and diverse settings, including Ithaca-area schools and our partnership schools in Harlem.
  • An emphasis on culturally-responsive teaching that supports the personal and academic achievement of all learners.
  • The development of future teachers as reflective practitioners and action researchers in their own classrooms.
  • The preparation of program graduates who contribute actively to school and community improvement efforts and take leadership roles in our nation’s schools.

For more information on each program, please refer to the links on the left of this page.

In their own words . . .

“Ithaca College's M.A.T. program in adolescence education gave me various opportunities to work with diverse student populations. These experiences have helped me transition from a graduate student into a successful beginning teacher."

- Stephen Marcin
M.A.T. Program Graduate
English teacher at Vestal High School, Vestal, NY