M.S. in Ed. – Elementary Ed.
The Master's program in Elementary Education is offered by the Department of Teaching, Literacy, and Leadership. It is designed to prepare qualified graduate students as teachers in the area of Elementary Education. The program combines courses in the key areas of the elementary curriculum with work in the foundations of education, human development and the liberal arts. All students in the program are engaged in observation and field work in a variety of elementary school settings throughout the area. This master's program leads to certification (first grade through sixth grade) in Childhood Education by the State Education Department upon recommendation by the School of Education. Graduate students who enter upon programs of study on non-matriculated bases are limited to a maximum of 12 semester hours of course work. Liberal arts and sciences education prerequisites required by the New York State Education Department must be completed prior to conferral of the degree.
Admission to the master of science in education degree program in the Department of Teaching, Literacy, and Leadership is based on a comprehensive review of multiple criteria including the following:
- A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a liberal arts and sciences concentration.
- An overall GPA of 2.75 or higher on all course work.
- A GPA of 2.75 or higher in liberal arts and sciences course work. Applicants’ with a GPA between 2.5 and 2.75 may be accepted provisionally, subject to special conditions.
- Two letters of reference addressing the applicant’s potential to succeed in the teaching profession.
- A written personal statement of professional intent and rationale.
The department understands that any single criterion may not reliably predict a student’s potential for success in the program. Students may consider applying even if they fail to meet one of the criteria but feel that other aspects of their experience might compensate.
For more information on program requirements and for the most up-to-date information, please visit the Hofstra Bulletin.
For more information about the program, please contact:
Linda Davey, Ed. D.
M.S. Ed./M.A. in Elementary Education Graduate Programs Director
Associate Professor of Teaching, Literacy, and Leadership