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Graduate Programs

Iona offers Master of Science in Teaching (MST) programs leading to initial certification as well as Master of Science in Education (MSEd) programs for students entering with initial certification.

Iona Faculty are committed to their students’ academic and professional success. Faculty use their experiences, networks, and research expertise to provide research-grounded and field-based instructional experiences. Students are not simply earning a degree; they are being prepared to be twenty-first century educators.

As an MST candidate you will experience a fieldwork driven program so you are working in school communities early and often. Iona’s rigorous student teaching program enables our candidates to feel confident approaching their first classroom teaching position. We are proud of our highly successful EDTPA (NYS videotaped teacher portfolio exam) pass rate.

For MSED candidates, we provide a strong research based-program. Iona’s faculty and alumni have developed strong partnerships with area schools which allows us to place candidates in the practicum experiences.

Student Success

Michael Carpentieri graduated with a MSEd in special education and literacy ready to make a difference in the lives of young children. Today, as an elementary school teacher, he draws on the skills and hands-on experience he gained through Iona’s highly recognized education program.

Mike Carpentieri '10MST, '13MSEd

Special Education and Literacy

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NCATE/CAEP Accreditation

Iona’s education programs are accredited under the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the CAEP Accreditation System. Iona will seek accreditation under the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards in 2022.