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Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction

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Build on Your Teaching Skills

Saint Rose prepares extraordinary teachers, here’s how.

The Saint Rose Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction program is designed for educators who are pursuing a master’s degree to earn professional certification.  Choice is built into the Curriculum and Instruction program; you choose a track to focus your studies and allow you to pursue an area of interest and add to your expertise and certifications as a teacher.

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Program Highlights

Complete your master’s degree at your own pace.

  • Start the program as a full-time or part-time student in the fall, spring or summer.
  • Complete your master’s degree in as little one year.
  • Attend evening courses (4:30pm or 7:15pm start times) that meet once a week to accommodate life’s busy schedules. Some courses are offered online or hybrid for additional flexibility.
  • Work with a faculty advisor to design a master’s degree program that meets your needs.
  • Join our renowned alumni network which is deeply connected with many school districts.

Saint Rose has many funding options that can make your education affordable:

“When I was growing up, it was the recession, and teachers were being let go, and people were discouraged from going into the field,” said Petker, now 24, who teaches English at Hackett’s college and career-readiness program. “Now, it’s 100% changed. There aren’t enough bodies to fill the jobs. People need to come into teaching.”

Read About How Saint Rose Fills the Need for Educators

Exceptional Faculty

Emphasis on inventive hands-on learning

Expert practitioners as well as respected researchers knowledgeable in trends throughout the global marketplace, our faculty hold you to the highest standards of ethics and transparency as well as academic excellence, and encourage you and your classmates to be effective in all aspects of business.

I enjoy teaching, and I enjoy research very much,” she explained. “But my goal is to get my Saint Rose students and myself as close as possible to where the actual learning happens. I want to infuse my teaching with what I learn from elementary students.”

Taking the classroom on the road.

The STEAM Bus (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)

The STEAM Bus (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)

The NY STEAM bus, a mobile classroom developed by Niskayuna High School students and teachers, visited Martone’s math/science methods class.Martone’s class interacted with the different resources available on the bus and then helped Niskayuna students develop different lesson plans and design challenges for local K-5 students who will utilize the bus.

Read About How Dr. Martone Keeps the Teacher in Teaching


Study the content needed for modern day classrooms and choose to focus on an area of interest.

All students complete 18 credits of core courses in:

  • Educational research
  • Content and pedagogy
  • School and society

Students choose a 12 or 15 credit track to complete the 30/33 credit program.

  • Second Initial Certification in Early Childhood Education: Birth-Grade 2
  • Second Initial Certification in Childhood Education: Grades 1-6
  • Extension in a Content Area in Grades 5 and 6
  • Extension in a Content Area in Grades 7 through 9
  • Teaching English as a New Language
  • Elective track in which you choose graduate courses in areas of interest
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Career Outlook

Impact the future of your students.

Rest assured, no matter where your future classroom is, you will leave Saint Rose knowing that what you do in your own classroom positively impacts students’ futures.

Listen to our alumni share their “#WhyITeach” stories, and start your path to becoming an extraordinary educator.

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Schools Where Saint Rose Graduates Teach:

  • Albany Charter School Network
  • Ballston Area Community Center
  • Bethlehem Central School District
  • Brighter Choice Charter Schools
  • Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Central School District
  • Capital Region BOCES
  • City School District of Albany
  • Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School District
  • Cohoes City School District
  • Cooperstown Central School District
  • Guilderland Central School District
  • Middleburgh Central School District
  • Schenectady City School District
  • Shenendehowa United Methodist Preschool
  • South Colonie Central School District
  • Troy City School District

– (Self-reported job outcome location from 2018 graduating class.)

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Albany, NY 12203

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