The timeline for applying to graduate programs in education-teaching is identical to the arts & sciences timeline, with one addition: in the first, sophomore, and junior years, students should look for opportunities to acquire relevant experience through tutoring or teaching as either part of their course work or as term or summer work.
Master’s and Doctoral graduate school options in Education/Teaching include the M. Ed., the M.A.T., the Ed.D., and the Ph.D. Students pursuing a master’s degree in education in teaching are most often preparing to become classroom teachers at the elementary and/or secondary level(s) in one or more states. Note that there are several types of master’s degree programs in education—while some offer degrees in teaching, others offer degrees other areas, including administration, counseling psychology, or special education. Doctoral level students in education conduct research in a variety of areas, and often teach or serve in senior administrative roles in higher education.
Students who are interested in pursuing an advanced degree in education are advised to contact Ken Hawes, Barbara Beatty, or Soo Hong in the Department of Education. Students and alumnae who are interested in education are also advised to make an appointment, via MyCWS. For information on standardized testing usually required by state licensing agencies or institutions of higher education prior to entry into teacher preparatory programs, visit The Praxis Series.