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Department of Education School of Arts and Science Iona College

  • New Rochelle, NY
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 76%24%
    student ratio
  • 95
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • August 1
    fall application deadline
  • 92%
    acceptance rate
  • 19 Degrees
    degrees/awards offered

Overview

Iona College: Move the World

Iona College is an institution with a rich heritage of commitment to academic excellence, intellectual inquiry, and the values of justice, peace, and service to others. Dedicated to Catholic higher education in the Christian Brothers tradition, Iona prepares its students to grow and advance in their careers as they shape a more just and inclusive society. Graduate students in education are committed to the service of others as the fundamental condition of education practice. They graduate well prepared to move the world.

Teach students. Inspire classrooms. Move the world.

The Department of Education within Iona's School of Arts and Science offers 8 master's degree programs for current teachers as well those transitioning into a teaching career. All programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), ensuring that the curriculum and faculty members will prepare students for success in today's classrooms.

Exceptional location, outstanding reputation

Located just 20 miles from Midtown Manhattan, Iona offers easy access to internships and practicum experiences in New York City, as well as public and private schools in Westchester and Fairfield counties. Extensive opportunities for fieldwork and research contribute to Iona's impressive job placement rate, which is among the highest of all colleges in the region.

It is the Education Department's goal to prepare a new generation of knowledgeable teachers who consider the whole child in instructional planning and teaching.

With small classroom sizes, supportive and experienced professors, and an outstanding reputation for excellence in teacher preparation, Iona's Department of Education offers graduate students a rewarding and timely path to leadership in the field of education.

M.S. in Teaching (MST) Programs -- Teaching for Career Changers

Iona's M.S. in Teaching (MST) programs are designed for individuals with bachelor's degrees who seek to transition to careers in teaching but lack formal training in teacher education. Iona offers 4 MST programs:

M.S. in Teaching: Adolescence Education: Designed for those who want to teach biology, English, mathematics, social studies or Spanish in grades 7--12, the program requires 27 credits in core courses, including 6 credits for student teaching in adolescent education, as well as 18 credits in a specific subject area.

M.S. in Teaching: Childhood: Designed for those who seek careers as elementary teachers, grades 1--6, the program requires 39 credits including 6 credits for observation and student teaching at the childhood levels.

M.S. in Teaching: Childhood and Special Education: This program prepares students for 2 teaching certificates: Childhood Education (Grades 1--6) and Special Education (Childhood). The 48-credit program requires 6 credits in student teaching in childhood/special education.

M.S. in Teaching: Early Childhood and Childhood: This program is designed for those seeking careers in early childhood and childhood education. The 45-credit program requires 6 credits in observation and student teaching from birth to grade 6 levels.

M.S. in Education (M.S.Ed.) Programs -- For Certified Teachers

Iona offers 4 Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) programs designed for teachers who wish to extend their certifications into specialized areas of education.

M.S.Ed. in Literacy: This 36-credit program focuses on language and literacy development in young children, birth to grade 6.

M.S.Ed. in Special Education and Literacy: Focused on childhood special education and literacy (birth to grade 6), the program requires 48 credits.

M.S.Ed. in Adolescence Education: Designed for candidates with provisional/initial certification in an adolescence subject (Grades 7--12): biology, English, mathematics, social studies, or Spanish. Requires 9 credits in pedagogy, as well as coursework in a specific area: biology, credits; English, mathematics, social studies; Spanish. These programs require 30-33 credits, depending upon the student's choice of subject area.

M.S.Ed. in Adolescence Special Education and Literacy: Designed for candidates with provisional/initial certification in an adolescence subject, the 45-credit program prepares students for certifications in literacy (Grades 5--12) and special education (Grades 7--12).

Teaching Kids to Move the World

One of Iona's many successful recent graduates is Michael Carpentieri '10 MST, '13 M.S.Ed., Special Education and Literacy. As an elementary school teacher, Mike draws on the skills and hands-on experience he gained through Iona's education programs. During his graduate studies, Mike worked closely with department faculty members who have years of teaching and school administrative experience, and were able to provide valuable guidance as well as local knowledge and connections along the way.

With opportunities to mentor students in New Rochelle public and private schools and intensive classroom experience through field placements, Iona's graduate programs in education are preparing the next generation of teachers to serve the needs of children and inspire them to move the world.


Location & Contact

Department of Education

School of Arts and Science
Iona College

715 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801-1890
United States

Margaret Smith

Chair

Phone: 914-633-2210
Fax: 914-633-2608
Email: msmith@iona.edu

Veronica Jarek-Prinz

Director, Graduate Admissions

Phone: 914-633-2420
Fax: 914-633-2277
Email: vjarekprinz@iona.edu

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Adolescence Education: Mathematics Master of Science in Education (MS Ed)
      Master of Science in Teaching (MST)
    • Literacy Education: Birth-Grade 6 Master of Science in Education (MS Ed)
    • Adolescence Education: Biology Master of Science in Education (MS Ed)
      Master of Science in Teaching (MST)
    • Adolescence Education: Spanish Master of Science in Education (MS Ed)
      Master of Science in Teaching (MST)
    • Educational Leadership Master of Science in Education (MS Ed)
    • Adolescence Education: Social Studies Master of Science in Education (MS Ed)
      Master of Science in Teaching (MST)
    • Adolescence Education: English Master of Science in Education (MS Ed)
      Master of Science in Teaching (MST)
    • Adolescence Education: Italian Master of Science in Education (MS Ed)
      Master of Science in Teaching (MST)
    • Adolescence Special Education And Literacy Master of Science in Education (MS Ed)
    • Childhood Education Master of Science in Teaching (MST)
    • Early Childhood And Childhood Master of Science in Teaching (MST)
    • Adolescence Special Education 5-12 Master of Science in Teaching (MST)
    • Childhood And Special Education Master of Science in Teaching (MST)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 54
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

92% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 27
    • Accepted 25
    • Acceptance Rate 92
    • Enrolled 16
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $50
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline August 1st May 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline January 1st September 1st Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's Degreesminimum GPA of 3.0, NY State teaching certificate (for all MS Ed programs)
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsApril 15
    • Types of financial support availableFinancial Support for Part-time Students, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students95
    • Female Percentage76%
    • Male Percentage24%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students95
    • Part-time Percentage64%
    • Full-time Percentage36%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino3%
    • Black / African American0%
    • White / Caucasian76%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian2%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown19%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty18
    • Full-time Percentage61%
    • Part-time Percentage39%
    • Female Percentage83%
    • Male Percentage17%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchReading/writing, educational technology, administration, early literacy assessment, literacy development
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported


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