Details at a Glance
The Old Westbury School of Education offers degrees that enable candidates to become teachers of Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics, Social Studies and Spanish. These programs are designed to serve the demands of both current teaching professionals and those who hope to enter the teaching field.
- Master of Science in Literacy Education: leads to initial certification in Literacy for all who aspire and leads to professional certification for those who hold initial or provisional teaching certification in other fields.
- Master of Science in Childhood Special Education: leads to initial certification in Childhood Special Education and professional certification for those already holding certification in Early Education or Childhood Education.
- Master of Science in Students with Disabilities: leads to professional teacher certification in Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6) for both recent graduates who have completed the requirements for initial teacher certification at the undergraduate level, as well as experienced teachers who seek professional certification in Special Education or an advanced degree.
- Master of Science in Adolescence Education (7-12): leads to professional certification and is for those who hold initial or provisional teaching certification in Social Studies or Spanish.
- Master of Arts in Teaching in Adolescence Education (7-12): leads to initial certification for aspiring teachers and career-changers seeking to advance their careers as teachers of Biology, English, Mathematics, Social Studies or Spanish.
- Advanced Certificate Programs in Adolescence Education (7-12): for candidates who already have a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree and who seek New York State Certification
To ensure students across the degree programs have a strong foundation, all students studying at Old Westbury take classes related to human growth and development, literacy and special needs instruction. The programs differ where M.A.T. students focus more attention on pedagogical philosophy and instructional methods where M.S. students delve more deeply on courses related to the specific content area.
Minimum cumulative GPA 3.0.
Certain content areas have specific prerequisite requirements. Please contact for more information.
Rolling admissions. Space is filled on a first-come, first-served basis; applications are accepted until such time as space is no longer available.