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Master of Science in Education (Optional)


    If you would like to continue your education with a master's degree, you can transition seamlessly into our one-year Master of Science in Education program. Bachelor of Science in Education with Master of Science (a.k.a BS/MS in Education program) may be complete in five years and builds on what you learn in your undergraduate studies.

    Benefits of Seamlessly Obtaining Your Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Education:

    • Speed up your career path; a traditional bachelor's and master's degree taken separately typically takes an additional 1-2 years.
    • During the MS in Education program, teach full time during the day under the supervision of an experienced teacher, while taking classes at night.
    • Have an easier time obtaining a teaching certification in other states if you do not wish to stay in Florida.
    • Receive a higher salary than teachers with just a bachelor's degree once you enter the job market.
    • More career options such as TESOL Specialist, Reading Coach, and Content Area Specialist.

    Mentorship Program - Master of Science in Education:

    While you are mentored all along the way in your undergraduate program, the Master of Science in Education provides a strong mentorship program to help you further develop as a teacher-leader.

    If you choose to move forward with the Master of Science in Education, you gain another year of classroom experience by working as a full-time teacher during the day and taking classes at night. You are mentored by an experienced teacher as you execute the classroom curriculum for the year.

    Admission Requirements:

    In order to be admitted, you must meet the following requirements by your second semester junior year:

    • completion of all Barry University distribution requirements with a minimum 3.0 GPA
    • passing all 4 sections of the General Knowledge (GK) Exam of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE)
    • must have a grade of "C" or better in each core content area course in English, mathematics, science and social sciences
    • demonstrated computer proficiency (CGS 1060 or equivalent, CS 180, CAT 102 or an acceptable score on the computer challenge test)
    • copy of fingerprint security clearance

    Graduation Requirements:

    • 3.0 overall GPA
    • No grades of "F", "I", or "IP" remaining on transcript
    • Complete all degree, certification and endorsement requirements, and internship requirements
    • Must have applied for graduation and paid appropriate fees

    Not sure?

    If you're not sure if you want to enter the BS/MS option, don't worry. You don't have to decide right now. We recommend scheduling an appointment with us to talk about your options that will help meet your professional goals.

    Contact:

    Dr. Sam Perkins, Director of the of the BS/MS in Education Program
    305-899-4826 or sperkins@mail.barry.edu

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