Admission Requirements: Adolescence Education, M.S.

Thanks for your interest in the Adolescence Education, M.S. degree. NYIT’s 30-credit Master of Science in Adolescence Education prepares master teachers for professional certification with the knowledge and skills to integrate technology and use culturally responsive instructional strategies to teach all students. This program offers a choice between mathematics or science specialist.

The mathematics and science specialist programs are rich in mathematics and science content, respectively, aligned with the Common Core Standards, instructional technology, pedagogy, adolescent development, and data-driven instructional strategies. Courses are offered in face-to-face, hybrid, and/or online formats. Students receive personal advisement by expert faculty. The program is eligible for Troops to Teachers funding, and other financial aid is available for qualified students.

Many students in the M.S. program are initially or professionally certified teachers seeking additional skills to enhance their effectiveness as classroom teachers with skills in instructional technology, learning, and research-based teaching strategies.

Admission Requirements

  • B.S. degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university.
  • New York State provisional or initial certification.
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
  • Students who have a GPA between 2.85 and 2.99 may be considered for conditional admission by the program chair. If students are admitted conditionally, they must achieve a 3.0 GPA in the first six graduate credits to continue in the M.S. program.

  • In accordance with New York State’s regulation and accreditation agency’s requirements, applicants should submit official report of a national standardized exam with a competitive score. Please contact the admissions office or department for details.

Application Process

Apply online today. Applying is easy with our online application. The completed online application form requires general contact information as well as information about undergraduate coursework and GPA. It is possible for you to begin an online application, save the initial information entered, and return at a later time to complete and submit the full materials.

  • Online application
  • Personal statement: Teaching philosophy
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your initial teaching certification
  • Immunization form
  • $50 application fee
  • Official copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • A competitive score on the GRE or MAT (Miller Analogies Test), which could be submitted after being conditionally admitted to the program. An exemption can be made if you already hold a master's degree.
  • An interview with the program chair. The interview may be held electronically.

Special Note
New York education law now permits nonresident aliens to qualify for an initial license. Individuals with U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status may qualify for a permanent or professional New York State Teaching Certificate.

Read more at NYSED

Transfer Credit
Transfer credit from other accredited colleges and universities is accepted up to a maximum of six graduate semester hours. The courses to be transferred must be relevant to the program of study being pursued and have been received within five years of the date of the transfer request. Grades earned for the course must be 3.0 or higher, and the credit must not have been applied toward another degree. The official transcript must be submitted to the Office of Admissions with a written request and a copy of the course description taken from that college’s catalog. This form can be obtained in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Education or in the Office of Admissions.

Matriculation
All candidates must have been accepted into and matriculated in a master’s degree or certificate program within the first nine credits of study. Non-matriculated candidates may take no more than nine credits. Interim assessment of all candidates takes place at 12 credits. NYIT reserves the right to withdraw matriculation status from any candidates who do not maintain a GPA of 3.0 and satisfy all other School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Education requirements at the point of interim assessment.

Graduation Requirements
Candidates for the Master of Science in Adolescence Education: Specialist in Mathematics or Science must satisfactorily complete at least 36 semester hours of graduate work. At least 30 hours of this study must be completed at NYIT in the prescribed program of study. All candidates in the master’s degree programs are required to complete a terminal project, which will generally take the form of an empirical study.

Deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis, as long as space is available.

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Transfer Credit

Transfer credit from other accredited colleges and universities is accepted up to a maximum of six graduate semester hours. The courses to be transferred must be relevant to the program of study being pursued and have been received within five years of the date of the transfer request. The grades earned for the course must have been 3.00 or higher and the credit must not have been applied toward another degree. The official transcript must be submitted to the NYIT Office of Admissions with a written request and a copy of the course description taken from that college's catalog. This form can be obtained in the School of Education or in the Office of Admissions.

Matriculation

All candidates must have been accepted into and matriculated in a master's degree or certificate program within the first nine credits of study. Nonmatriculated candidates may take no more than nine credits. Interim assessment of all candidates takes place at 12 credits. NYIT reserves the right to withdraw matriculation status from any candidates who do not maintain a GPA of 3.0 and satisfy all other School of Education requirements at the point of interim assessment.

Contact

  • If you have any questions about admissions or eligibility, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at nyitgrad@nyit.edu or 516.686.7520. 7777 or 516.686.1322.
  • If you have questions about the program, contact Dr. Hui-Yin Hsu at hhsu02@nyit.edu or call 516.686.1322.