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Master's Education Programs

Master's in Education Programs (MAT, MEd, MPS)

Pursue specialized, leadership or administrative roles in education with the Master’s in Education programs at Manhattanville College. Our pathways—Master of Professional Studies (MPS), Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), and Master of Education (MEd)—are all approved by New York State and prepare you for initial teacher certification, as well as a rewarding career in teaching. 

Whether you are set on becoming a licensed educator or are planning on leveling up into supervisory roles, we offer certifications and master’s programs that fit your goals. Our hands-on training equips you with the latest pedagogical tools and practices, which you can apply to quality practicums and capstone projects. Master’s programs in educational leadership and entrepreneurship allow you to gain the necessary skills for career advancement outside of the classroom. Whatever you choose, your studies allow you to transform into a positive and effective changemaker in a demanding field. 

Complete requirements with flexible schedules, online or hybrid options, and customizable curriculums. Take advantage of Manhattanville College’s established partnership network and proximity to New York City to fuel the next phase of your career. 

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Childhood and Early Childhood Master's Programs (Birth-Grade 6)

Our Master of Art Teaching degrees cover topics like child development, curriculum design, evaluation methods, teaching methods, literacy, and age-appropriate techniques and their practical applications to help classrooms thrive. Students can easily fit their studies into their schedule with online and hybrid options, and by choosing flexible full- or part-time teaching and practicum components to fulfill their requirements. Those interested in special education can earn an additional certification as they progress through the program. We also offer a Master of Professional Studies in Special Education (see below for more information).  The Master of Education programs meet the standards for New York State teaching licensures in early childhood and grades 1-6 education.

Discover the most effective and impactful way to unleash a young student’s potential, whether you are a teacher seeking to further your career or a professional tapping into their new vocation.


Flexible scheduling offering courses taught in a hybrid format and with full-time or part-time enrollment options.  
Enter the workforce meeting teacher certification requirements and with a solid foundation for additional certifications, master’s degrees, and doctoral programs. 

Specialized Certification Master's Programs (Birth - Grade 12)


Learn how to create effective lesson plans for students with autism and related disorders in our online applied behavior analysis program. The 37-credit master’s degree includes full or part-time practicum and prepares you for BCBA certification in New York.

Develop unique skills to help a student maximize their abilities. The online master’s degree in special education lets you complete focused studies in special education in early education, middle school, or high school, as well as in different content areas, including literacy.

Train to become a literacy leader that empowers students of all cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Our online master’s in literacy education offers flexible options for certifications that range from Birth-Grade 6 to Grades 5-12 while the Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy allows you to tap into additional professional development opportunities.

Secondary Education and Subject Area Master's Programs (Grades 5-12)

Our education master’s degree programs are nationally recognized, experiential, and incorporate the latest pedagogical research. The teaching master’s degrees span grades 5-15 and subject areas like computer science education, foreign language education, English, math, science, social studies, physical education, and TESOL. All options meet the requirements and standards for New York State licensure and students can pair their studies with additional certifications, including special education. Online and hybrid options provide flexibility for working professionals and numerous partnerships allow candidates to apply their skills in field experiences and practicums.

District and School Building Leader Master's ProgramsEducation Leadership

Sharpen the strategic and technical skills to thrive in administrative positions with Manhattanville’s online School Building Leader and School District Leader certification options. We offer an online MPS in Educational Leadership graduate degree and diploma- or certificate-only options to become certified in leadership and administrative roles.  Complete flexible field experience and online coursework to graduate ready for leadership roles, doctoral studies, and New York School Building Leader and School District Leader certification. 


Educational Studies Master's Programs


The online education entrepreneurship degree is geared towards professionals who want to make a mark in education outside of the classroom. The hybrid, 30-credit program gives students a solid foundation in education and business while allowing them to tailor their curriculum to their interests through electives. The program does not lead to teaching certification. 

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Designed for professionals in education-related fields, the online educational studies program allows you to tailor the curriculum to your unique goals. The 30-credit program includes a capstone project. 

Explore Teaching Master's Programs at Manhattanville

The master’s in education programs at Manhattanville University position you for the next phase in your vocation, providing you with the specialized skills to enhance a student’s learning experience and offering rigorous preparation for leadership positions both inside and outside traditional classrooms. Our online teacher certification’s master’s programs meet the requirements for New York State licensure and our numerous partnerships open the door to teaching practicums and other field experiences.
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