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You do not need prior experience in education to become a teacher. Please contact graduate advising for more information.
The Graduate SOE offers Masters Degree programs in the following areas:
For more information, please see the School of Education Graduate Catalog.
At Manhattanville we offer courses in the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer semesters. Registration begins in April for Summer and Fall, and in November for Winter and Spring. Most of the graduate courses run from 4:20pm – 6:50pm and 7pm – 9:30pm. Occasionally classes run during the daytime; however, not every program will offer this option. To view the current semester schedule, please visit WebAdvisor.
The first and easiest step is to get and fill out an application from the School of Education. You can obtain this information from the Manhattanvile Web Site or by calling our Graduate Admissions office at (914) 323-5142. Some students elect to come in to meet with an Admissions Counselor; this is not a mandatory step but can be quite helpful if you are unsure of what program to choose.
To apply to the SOE you will need to supply the following to Graduate Admissions:
For additional information on the application process for the graduate program, please visit the Graduate School of Education Admissions page.
No. The Graduate SOE has rolling admissions. You can begin your studies at the beginning of any of our semesters.
Yes. Students who would like to apply to the SOE must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better to be considered for admission.
Yes. Prospective students must hold a Bachelors degree, or higher, from an accredited institution to matriculate into a graduate program at Manhattanville.
When an application is received an applicant file is created. An applicant file is not finished and ready to be reviewed for acceptance until all credentials (recommendations, transcripts, and essay) are received in our office. Once an applicant file is complete the Admissions Committee will review and render a decision. This process normally takes about one week. Decision letters are mailed directly to the student with instructions outlining their next steps for advising and/or financial aid.
Each program is different, but there are a few basic pre-requisites. Manhattanville requires all students to successfully complete a course in child or adolescent development. New York State requires student to have successfully completed 6 credits in a language other than English (including sign language), and to have completed coursework in math, science, literature, social studies, visual or performing arts, communication, written analysis and expression. The New York State requirements do vary from program to program. Almost all of the programs require a significant amount of coursework (30 credits) in the content specialty area.
Yes. Jump Start, an accelerated Masters Degree program for adults, is primarily designed for career changers, but may be appropriate in other circumstances.
The traditional Masters Degree programs at Manhattanville typically take about two (2) years to complete.
The average student takes six (6) credits in one semester especially if they have work or family obligations. Nine (9) credits is considered full- time.
Yes, we allow students to take up to 6 credits on what we refer to as a "non-matriculated" basis. Some students opt to take classes on a non-matriculated basis while they are waiting for their applicant file to become complete. Please note that taking classes on a non-matriculated basis does not insure acceptance into our program.
You will be assigned a faculty advisor once you matriculate and register for your first classes. We also have an office of Graduate Advising to assist you with your program and all certification issues. It is advisable to meet with an advisor every semester to ensure that you are taking the correct coursework as well as staying up-to-date with all your other requirements.
A graduate student with a disability must identify himself/herself and present documentation to the Director of Disability Services. Dial 914-323-7127 to arrange appropriate accommodations. The office is in Founder's Hall Room G 32B. The fax number is 914.323.5338.
No. All Masters degrees require a Manhattanville supervised student teaching experience. Previous student teaching credits may not transfer into your current program.
Possibly. Students who are teachers in an accredited school and teaching in the area of their degree may be able to use their own classrooms as their student teaching sites. Please check with the Student and Supervised Teaching office for more information.
Please visit Tuition and Fees page for the School of Education.
Financial aid is available for fully matriculated students only. For information about Financial Aid please call 914-323-5357, or visit the Scholarships & Discounts page.
Yes. You may take classes to fulfill your certification needs.
Manhattanville will recommend you for Initial Certification once you have successfully completed your Masters degree, and have fulfilled all NYS certification requirements.
No. You must go online to nysed.gov to apply for your certification. Once you have completed your Masters Degree program at Manhattanville and all certification requirements, we will recommend you for certification.
Yes. The Center for Career Development (located in Founders Hall) provides services and resources for writing resumes and cover letters, interview preparation workshops, and much more. To schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor please call 914-323-5484.
Manhattanville is accredited by the national organization, NCATE. A Manhattanville Masters is recognized by almost all states. You may have to take additional tests or meet other requirements depending on the specific state in which you will teach. Please contact the Department of Education directly in the state in which you are seeking certification.
Manhattanville College is located in Purchase, New York on a beautiful 100-acre suburban campus, 10 minutes from downtown White Plains and just 30 miles from New York City. It has an amazingly diverse mix of students from more than 30 states and 50 countries. The College has 1,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students.
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