Master of Science in Education

The Master of Science in Education focuses on competencies related to differentiated and literacy instruction, particularly as required in work with students having special learning needs, including specific needs of the English language learner (ELL) students. The program also includes course work in multiculturalism. Candidates move through the program in an accelerated format and can complete all requirements for the thirty-credit degree in under two years.

Major Goals of the Master of Science Program

  • To place education within an ethical framework
  • To strengthen skills to teach literacy across the curriculum
  • To develop ability to use assessment to inform classroom instruction
  • To improve ability to recognize and conduct valid educational research and to incorporate research based instruction in lessons and units of instruction
  • To refine the ability and commitment to respond to differences among students and to provide instruction that enables all students to succeed

Admissions Requirements

The following will be required of all applicants accepted into the Master of Science in Education Program:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university, with an overall grade point average of at least 2.7 (B-)
  • Valid Connecticut teaching certificate or eligibility for CT teacher certification
    (Applicants not certified may request a waiver indicating reasons for request.)
  • Completed application form and non-refundable fee of $50.00 in the form of a check made payable to Albertus Magnus College, including official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate degree work
  • Three letters of recommendation, including a character reference, and at least one academic reference (If currently teaching, a reference from a supervising administrator is encouraged.)
  • Graded piece of writing from an upper level course at the undergraduate or a previous graduate level course

Transfer Credits

Albertus Magnus College will accept a maximum of 6 graduate hours from an accredited institution toward satisfying the M.S. Ed. Program degree requirements. Such credits must have been completed prior to entrance into the program and must satisfy degree requirements. Transfer credits must have been completed with a grade of B (3.0) or better within the last five years at a regionally accredited institution. Transfer credits will be considered on an individual basis. Students must submit an official transcript showing proof of completion of the course(s) to be transferred. All requests to transfer credits must be completed prior to starting the program.

Graduation Requirements

  • Completion of all required coursework.
  • Satisfactory completion of the Capstone Sequence
  • 3.0 overall G.P.A. on a scale of 4.0. Students receiving a final grade of C- or lower in any course will be required to repeat that course.
  • Completion of all requirements within seven years of matriculation.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees.

Graduation with Honors

In this Program, to be eligible to have "With Honors" bestowed at graduation

  • The student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.90 and above.
  • The student must receive a grade of "A" in both ED 680 Capstone Research Practicum and ED 691 Comprehensive Activity.