Childhood & Adolescence Education, M.S.T.

Recommended deadline

February 15

Next start date

May 21, 2018

Cost per credit hour


Credit hours


Turn your passion into a teaching career. If you hold a bachelor’s degree and would like to become a classroom teacher, the initial teaching certification program prepares you with the skills to channel your interests or past degree into a career in education.

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What you will study: 

As a student in this program, you learn how to create meaningful, culturally relevant literacy experiences for all learners. This program provides opportunities to tutor in urban, suburban, and rural schools, allowing you to develop proficiency in planning, assessment, and diagnosis. Learn to engage readers and acknowledge the needs of resistance readers and writers.

  • EDU 514 - The Education of Diverse Populations, credit: 3
  • CED 530 - Teaching Mathematics Grades 1-6, credit: 3
  • CED 542 - Integrated Methods: Language Arts, credit: 3
  • CED 543 - Field Experience A: Small Group, credit: 3

Read full curriculum in the 2017-2018 1-6 or 7-12 Graduate Catalog.

I found a lot of my passion when I got into the education program at Oswego. I saw the impact I had on [the students] just as a practicum teacher – seeing what they were doing and what they were capable of and how far I could take them in one year.
Heather Lynch, M'13

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Learning outcomes: 

SUNY Oswego is dedicated to preparing knowledgeable and committed teachers with strong commitments to equity and diversity, critical thinking, social responsibility, and critical reflection. Following completion of the program, candidates are eligible for New York State Initial Teaching certification.

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School of Education at SUNY Oswego is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation covers all of our initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs.

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Admission Requirements: 
Official transcript
Submit an official transcript showing confirmation of a bachelor's or master’s degree/advanced certificate. This includes any transcripts showing graduate-level coursework or post-baccalaureate degrees/certificates. Official transcripts must be sent directly from granting institution (electronic or mail). If you are a SUNY Oswego alum, your transcript will be automatically requested after entering your student ID and identifying SUNY Oswego as your school on the application.
GPA of at least 3.0
A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better is required for applicants. (Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 are welcome to apply, but should explain in the purpose statement what skills and experiences you will bring to the program or any special circumstances that affected your GPA.) If you have questions regarding your GPA, please speak to the department advisor for further information.
MAT or GRE scores
Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required for admission into the program.  Acceptable scores are dependent on course of study.  Speak to your department advisor about what scores are acceptable to the program.
Program advisement meeting
Prospective students will meet with faculty and other department chairs to outline and select effective courses to best assist you in your chosen field.  Please be on time to your scheduled advisement and where your meeting will be located ahead of time. You can register for a program advisement meeting here.
Education essay
Write a one page essay based on the School of Education’s Conceptual Framework.  Detail how you would be an asset to the school, as well as your understanding of the educational ideas outlined.
Purpose statement
Indicate your purpose for applying to SUNY Oswego for graduate education. What inspired you to apply? How will this impact your life? Identify any particular interests within the program area, discuss your future career goals, and provide any additional information which may be of help in evaluating your application.
Include a professional resume or CV that includes your academic history, professional background and any accomplishments of note. This document should provide details that support your admittance to the program.
Two letters of recommendation
Indicate two names with valid email addresses. An email request will be sent directly to the references on your behalf. These references should be able to speak to your character, work ethic and abilities.
Application fee
Prospective students are charged a non-refundable $65 fee for processing the application.