Master of Science in Education


Welcome from Dean Looney

Dear future teacher candidate,

Welcome to Nyack College’s School of Education's website.  As you peruse the site, you will uncover the qualities that make our programs distinct…our students, our faculty, our commitment to excellence, to service, to leadership and, importantly, to the Core Values of the College.

The School of Education at Nyack College, an NCATE accredited institution, is committed to prepare teacher candidates with practiced, research-based methodology that is grounded in character, integrating the historical evangelical Christian tradition of the College, so they are ready to enter the classroom.  To fulfill these values, the school is committed to the preparation of teacher candidates who are capable of working effectively with diverse populations in a constantly changing global community.

Teacher candidates are instructed to be "the salt of the earth".  This summarizes the belief that candidates and professional faculty in the School of Education strive to become, by God's grace, individuals who reflect the properties of salt.  They are to season and enrich the lives of others.  They are to become the preservative of hope and encouragement to others.  Ultimately, they are to become healing agents serving others who need help overcoming the difficulties of life.  As you review our blog posts, you will see our faculty and students embracing our Conceptual Framework to go forth and be "the salt of the earth".

Our undergraduate teacher preparation programs train candidates to teach in the following areas: Early Childhood Education (Birth – Grade 2); Early Childhood/Childhood Education (Birth – Grade 6); Childhood Education (Grades 1 – 6); Adolescence Education with concentrations in English, Mathematics and Social Studies, and Music Education (K-12). Successful completion of our undergraduate programs leads to New York State initial certification and certification from the Association of Christian Schools International. Details on programs and clinical experiences are available here.

We also have Master's level preparation which leads to Initial and/or Professional Certification in Childhood Education (Grades 1 - 6), Childhood Special Education (Grades 1 - 6),  TESOL (Pre K - 12) and in Bilingual Education. 

Finally, we are delighted that you are considering Nyack College and teaching as a possibility for your major course of study.  For more information about becoming a teacher education student, contact

Sincerely in Christ,

JoAnn Looney, Ed.D.
Dean, School of Education
1 South Boulevard
Nyack, NY 10960
​(845) 675-4512