Specialized Studies in Education (MA)

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Program Description

The MA program in Specialized Studies in Education is designed for individuals who are interested in studying education – specifically contemporary teaching and educational theories, principles, and practices and the social context of these aspects of education – but are not interested in obtaining initial teacher certification credentials.


Admission to graduate programs in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development requires the following minimum components:

  • Résumé/CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Proficiency in English

See NYU Steinhardt's Graduate Admissions website for additional information on school-wide admission. Some programs may require additional components for admissions.

See How to Apply for admission requirements and instructions specific to this program.