Classes meet every other week, on Saturday and Sunday, to readily accommodate the schedules of working adults.

You can complete some of the program coursework in just 18 months, or take up to three years to finish. All programs are offered via the University’s quarter system, and lead to the Master of Science degree (M.S. in Ed.) and to eligibility for New York State Certification.

Choose the MS.ED Program That’s Right For You

For Career Changers

Childhood Education

Get ready to provide research-driven and evidence-based teaching to students in grades 1 to 6. Be prepared to embark on the educational adventures of our youngest learners, guiding them into the world of knowledge.

Adolescence Education

Equip yourself to instruct students in grades 7 through 12. As young minds transition towards adulthood, you have the opportunity to assist them in developing their knowledge and comprehension of subjects that will serve as guiding principles throughout their lives.

Childhood Education and Students with Disabilities: Dual Program

Enroll in the M.S. in Education dual program, which offers impactful instructional techniques for children in grades 1-6. Gain essential skills and strategies to effectively educate students in both general and special education settings, catering to the diverse needs of all learners.

Adolescence Education and Students with Disabilities: Dual Program

Enroll in the M.S. in Education dual program and unlock a wealth of powerful instructional techniques designed for children in grades 1-6. Acquire indispensable skills and strategies to deliver effective education in both general and special education environments, ensuring that every learner’s diverse needs are met with excellence.

For Certified Teachers

Teacher of Students with Disabilities (SWD) 

36-39 M.S. Ed. Students with Disabilities 

Graduates are recommended for certification as a Teacher of SWD as well as the annotation/extension in Severe/Multiple Disabilities.

12-15 Credit Certification 

For those who are seeking certification in SWD and currently hold a certification in another area. 

9-12 Credit Pathway

For those who already hold certification in SWD and wish to pursue the extension/annotation in Severe/Multiple Disabilities

Graduate Program Q & A Session

Virtually meet admissions staff and learn what sets Dominican College graduate programs apart. Learn about deadlines, prerequisites, and application requirements and find out how you can manage our flexible programs.

Speak to us about applying to a Graduate Education Program at Dominican University today!

Janet Barron
Assistant Director for Graduate Admissions