Teaching (MS)

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Why Teaching?

If you have a passion to change lives through education, it's never too late. Change your path and become a teacher to positively and significantly impact the lives of many young learners.

Why Study Teaching at Iona?

Our program is specifically designed for career changers who have a bachelor's degree but lack formal training in teacher education.

You will experience a fieldwork-driven program so you are working in school communities early and often. Our rigorous student-teaching program enables you to feel confident approaching your first classroom teaching position.

You will learn from dedicated faculty who have first-hand experience as teachers, principals, and school superintendents. They will become your mentors, career advisers and advocates helping you achieve success in your own classroom.

Our program boasts a highly successful EDTPA (NYS videotaped teacher portfolio exam) pass rate.

Our courses meet in the evening, so you can manage your job and family life while earning your degree.

Concentrations are available for you to customize your degree to a specific age group or subject area:

  • Adolescence Education (Grades 7-12)
  • Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)
  • Childhood (Grades 1-6) and Special Education
  • Childhood and Early Childhood Education

What You'll Learn

You will gain an understanding of how students learn, and you will develop the skills and experience to teach children and young adults in diverse settings and subject areas.

You will learn the practical skills of developing and presenting effective lesson plans in your area, so that your students are prepared to succeed.

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Unique Elements of Program Format

  • Four concentrations available: Adolescence Education, Childhood Education, Childhood and Special Education, Childhood and Early Childhood Education
  • Impressive teacher placement rates post-graduation
  • Valuable fieldwork

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Program Highlights

Accessible, Supportive faculty

Our instructors are committed to your academic and professional success. They use their experiences, networks, and research expertise to provide research-grounded and field-based instructional experiences. You are not simply earning a degree; you are being prepared to be 21st century educators.

AAQEP Accreditation

Iona College is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). Our programs are working toward accreditation under the AAQEP standards.

Strong Networks

Iona’s faculty and alumni have developed strong partnerships with area schools, which allows us to place you in a variety of practicum experiences. You can count on a network of support as our alumni are always eager to help fellow Gaels.

Careers & Outcomes

Your MST degree will prepare you to make your mark on today's youth by spreading knowledge and skills to our future world leaders!


New York City Department of Education
Mount Vernon City School District
Middletown City Schools
St. Anselm School
Hutchinson Elementary School
Bedford Central School District
Huntington (NY) Public Schools
Bronxville Union Free School District