Curriculum and Instruction Grades K-12 MSEd

Gain theoretical knowledge and hands on experience in lesson planning, organizing for instruction, assessment and classroom management. 

Quick Facts

Rolling Admission Apply Anytime

You Can Start Fall, Spring or Summer

Delivery Option Main Campus

Cost Per Credit Hour $462

Credit Hours 30

Estimated Completion Time 2 Years

Overview

This National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accredited master’s degree program introduces students to topics and themes that teachers discuss, navigate and build upon throughout their careers. Students will examine their roles as professionals in terms of a wider view of theory and practical application curriculum, assessment, data-driven decision making and professional development.

Program Specializations

  • Early Childhood B-2 
  • Childhood 1-6 
  • Art Education K-12
  • Music Education K-12
  • Health Education K-12
  • Physical Education K-12
  • Generalist 5-9
  • Biology 5-9/7-12 
  • Chemistry 5-9/7-12
  • Earth Science 5-9
  • Science 7-12 
  • English 5-9/7-12
  • French 5-9/7-12
  • German 5-9/7-12
  • Mathematics 5-9/7-12
  • Physics 5-9/7-12
  • Social Studies 5-9/7-12 
  • Spanish 5-9/7-12

Clinically Rich

The key to success for students entering the field of education is the ability to ajust to the changing national and state requirements while maintaining an inclusive learning environment. Our programs seak to immerse you in educational concepts and prepare you to improve K-12 student learning.

Outcomes

Successful completion of this program provides the necessary degree requirements to obtain your New York State professional teaching certification, whether you opt for the specialist track or the generalist track.

Career Opportunities

  • Certified New York State Teacher

Program Resources

NCATE Accredited

The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and has demonstrated that it meets standards set by organizations representing the academic community.





Diversity Graduate Fellowship Program

Prospective students may be eligible for an award which includes an annual stipend, in addition to fully-paid tuition for full-time study.

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More than 120 Graduate Assistantships Offered

Assistantships provide an opportunity to gain experience through professional work on campus.

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$500,000

in total awards given every year to our graduate students

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The Power of SUNY Tuition

Achieving your long-term career goals shouldn't come at the expense of your immediate financial security. Oswego offers low tuition compared to many private colleges. Never sacrificing quality for affordability, our graduate students are receiving a nationally accredited program that will translate into effective knowledge and opportunities.

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. 

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.

Initial Teaching Certification

New York State requires this entry-level certificate for classroom teachers with specific areas of interest. Submit a copy of your NYS initial teaching certificate in area of interest during the application process.

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 help in evaluating your application.

Resume

Include a professional resume or curriculum vitae 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. We will send an email request 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.

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