The School of Education is committed to prepare candidates with practiced, research-based methodology that is character based, integrating the historical evangelical Christian tradition of the college, so they are ready to enter the inclusive classroom. To fulfill these values, the unit is committed to the preparation of professional educators who are capable of working effectively with diverse populations in a constantly changing global community.

M.S. in Childhood Education Programs (Grades 1 – 6)

These programs are for persons preparing to become teachers for the first time and are seeking initial NYS certification; for persons preparing for additional NYS certification in Childhood Education or those interested in the Childhood Education developmental level and do not want certification.

M.S. in Childhood Special Education (Grades 1 – 6)

These programs are for persons preparing to become teachers for the first time and are seeking initial NYS certification; for persons preparing for additional NYS certification in Childhood Special Education or those interested in the Childhood Education developmental level and do not want certification.

M.S. in Inclusive Education with Bilingual Extension

This program is for persons seeking an extension to their existing certification to include the Bilingual Extension

M.A.T./M.S. in TESOL Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (Grades K – 12)

These programs are for persons preparing to become teachers for the first time and are seeking initial NYS certification; for persons preparing for additional NYS certification in TESOL or those interested in TESOL and do not want certification.

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 admissions@nyack.edu.

Sincerely in Christ,

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

STEP THREE: INTERVIEW

Applicants must be interviewed by the program director. A writing sample is required during the interview.

STEP FOUR: ACCEPTANCE

After we receive all of your completed application materials, your file will be reviewed and you will receive notification of your admission status.

STEP FIVE: COMPLETE FAFSA

A financial aid assessment will be made once you are
accepted for admissions AND have completed your FAFSA.

STEP SIX: IMMUNIZATION RECORD

Students must submit this Immunization Record Form prior to enrollment (not required for online students).

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    Computer Literacy Policy

    Students in the Graduate programs will use an online environment for a portion of their learning. Technology skills are necessary for successful completion of the program. Applicants to the program should be able to:

    • Send and receive email
    • Open or send an e-mail attachment
    • Conduct research using the Internet
    • Use Microsoft Word
    • Download files

    Students are required to have access to a computer and the Internet.

    Grants

    Federal TEACH Grant

    Nyack College is an eligible institution because we are accredited by NCATE. The TEACH Grant is a federal program for Undergraduate and Graduate students in teacher education programs offering up to $4000/year. In exchange for TEACH Grant aid, students must agree to serve as a full-time teacher at specified schools and teach in a specified field (high need schools and fields) for 4 academic years within the 8 years after completing the program. TEACH grant recipients who do not fulfill their teaching obligation must repay the grant as if it was an unsubsidized student loan. The student enters into an agreement with the federal government and they track the progress of the student after graduation.  For more information on the Federal TEACH grant, click here.
    To apply, click here.

    Nyack Grants

    The School of Education is proud to offer several grant opportunities to new incoming students that are renewable for all semesters enrolled if a 3.0 minimum GPA is met.
    • Nyack School of Education Alumni Grant – Grant will cover 50% of the cost of tuition for qualified students graduated from the School of Education. This grant cannot be combined with any other grant offered in the MSEd program.
    • Nyack College Alumni Grant—Awarded to students that are graduates from any Nyack Undergraduate program and enrolling in the MSEd program. The grant is $500 per 3 credit course and cannot be combined with any other grant offered in the MSEd program.
    • Christian School Teacher Grant – Awarded to any student who is currently employed as a teacher in a Christian School.  $250 per 3 credit course.
    • Public School Teacher Grant – Awarded to any student who is currently employed as a teacher in a public school.  $250 per 3 credit course.
    • Cooperating Teacher Grant – Awarded per credit to teachers who were cooperating teachers for Nyack College student teachers.  $150 per 3 credit course.
    • Rockland County Teacher’s Association Grant—Awarded per credit to teachers who are members of the Teacher’s Association.  $150 per 3 credit course.
    • TESOL Program – International Student Grant – Awarded to students studying internationally and enrolling into a Master’s in TESOL program. The grant is $500 per full-time (at least 9 credits) term.

    Student Loans

    Entrance or Exit Loan Counseling

    Entrance Counseling (required of all first time borrowers)
    Exit Counseling (required of all students entering repayment. i.e.-graduating seniors)
    When taking out loans to pay for school, remember you are making an investment. Borrow wisely and only if absolutely necessary to pay for college related costs.

    Federal Loans

    Please note: Students are advised that if they enter into a Title IV Federal loan, the loan data will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and institutions determined to be authorized users of the data system. NSLDS information can be accessed here.

    Direct Stafford Loans

    GRAD PLUS Loans

    Alternative Loans

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