Graduate Study in Education

Ithaca College offers graduate programs in education designed to prepare academically-talented liberal arts graduates for careers as teachers.

Master’s Degrees Offered:

  • Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)
    • Adolescence Education: 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, earth science, and physics)
    • Agriculture Education: Initial certification in agriculture education, grades K-12
  • Master of Science (M.S.)
    • Childhood Education: 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. Our 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.