Certification Eligibility

Eligibility for our MS Programs

To find out which programs you are eligible for and which certifications each of our programs require as prerequisites, please review the two charts below.  Please make sure to also read the admissions criteria found on the admissions page.

Eligibility for MS Programs from the persepctive of the teaching certificate you currently hold

Certification

Program Eligibility

Permanent Certification (Any Area)

MS Early Childhood
MS Childhood Education
MS Literacy: Literacy Specialist (B-6, 5-12, B-12)
MS Special Education & Literacy (43 hr)

Initial Certification (Any Area)

MS Literacy: Literacy Specialist (B-6, 5-12, B-12)

Initial Certification in Childhood Education

MS Childhood Education
MS Special Education & Literacy (43 hr)

Initial Certification in Early Childhood

MS Early Childhood

No prior or current certification

MS Special Education & Literacy (67 hr)

No prior or current certification MS in Reading

 

Eligibility for MS Programs from the perspective of the program you are applying for

Program Certification Requirements
MS Early Childhood

Initial certification in Early Childhood ONLY (not Childhood Ed)
or
Permanent certification in any area

MS Childhood Education Initial certification in Childhood Education ONLY (not Early Childhood)
or
Permanent certification in any area
MS Literacy: Literacy Specialist
(B-6, 5-12, B-12)
Initial or Permanent certification in any area
MS Special Ed/Literacy-43 hr. Initial or Permanent certification in any area
MS Special Ed/Literacy-67 hr. No prior certification required
MS in Reading No prior certification required

Note: If you have teaching certification from another State, you may be able to obtain a NYS conditional initial certificate. For information and details visit the Office of Teaching Initiatives page on the NYS Education website.