Initial Teaching Certification (MST)

Childhood Education 1-6 or Adolescent Education 7-12
Master of Science in Teaching
Turn your passion into a teaching career. As a student in this program, you will be able to learn the skills to channel your interests or past degree into a career in education.
Clinically rich experiences

You will gain real world experience through clinically rich student teaching and field placement experiences in urban, suburban and rural settings. Through this NCATE accredited program, you will be able to take what you've learned and pass on that knowledge to the next generation of students.

Shape the future of education

This condensed program will teach you the importance of teaching as a social justice and your role in the future of education. As a graduate of this program, you will earn your initial teaching certification, allowing you to teach in New York State.

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Admission requirements
Program advisement meeting
Official transcripts showing confirmation of a Bachelor's degree
GRE test scores
Purpose Statement
Indicate your purpose for applying to SUNY Oswego. Identify any particular area of interest within the program area you are applying to, your plans for future occupation or profession and any additional information which may be of help in evaluating your application.
Two letters of recommendation
ALST test score
Education Essay
Application deadline
March 1 for Summer Admission
Length of program
44 - 48 credit hours
Application Fee
$65 application fee
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Susan Linerode found the rewarding career she was looking for as a English teacher at Southside Academy Charter School in Syracuse.
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