The Master of Science in Educational Theory and Practice (MS-ETP)

Admissions to this program have been suspended effective May 2022.

The Master’s in Educational Theory and Practice offers cohesive programs leading to professional certification in mathematics, the sciences, world languages, English, and social studies. The program is approved by the New York State Education Department for Professional Certification for teachers with Initial Certification in the following areas of Adolescence Education: Social Studies, English, Chinese, French, Spanish, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, or Physics.

Program of Study (30-32 credits)

Area Courses Credits
Foundations of Teaching ETAP 512 Teachers in Context 3
Teaching and Learning ETAP 621 Understanding Learning and Teaching
ETAP 623 Systematic Design of Instruction
Media Literacy ETAP 638 Media Literacy 3
Capstone Seminar ETAP 680 Research Seminar: Critical Introduction to Educational Research Paradigms
681 Research Seminar: Research in Practice
699 Masters Thesis
Content Area Knowledge and Pedagogy 2 Graduate Courses in Content Area 6-8
ETAP 652 Teaching [Content Area] in the Secondary School 3
ETAP 655 Contemporary [Content Area] Education 3
Electives 2 electives as advised 6
Total Credits   30-32


Please note: This program is licensure qualifying. Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of certain academic programs and/or to meet licensure requirements for certain professions. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

Additional Program/NYSED Requirements: 
DASA Training

As an approved teacher preparation program with the New York State Education Department, there may be additional certification requirements applicable. These requirements may include, but are not limited to additional workshops. Certification procedures and requirements are outlined on the School of Education’s Teacher Certification website ( This program is approved for licensure or certification in New York State and the institution has not made a determination regarding the educational requirements for any other state.