Education & Counseling Careers

NU Graduate Programs Open to Any Undergraduate Major

  • Elementary Education

    • 39 credit hours
    • 1 1/2 years

    Prerequisites for Elementary Education

    • Any Undergraduate Degree
    • Foreign Language (additional courses satisfied by general education (Mat, Science, Social Studies, English & Foreign language (can be concurrent with program).

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  • Secondary Education

    • 39 credit hours
    • 1 1/2 years

    Prerequisites for Secondary Education

    • Foreign Language
    • 36 credit hours in a certain content area: biology, business education, chemistry, english, french, international studies, math, spanish, social studies (history, political science, some social sciences).

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  • TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

    • 37 credit hours
    • 2 years (shorter with summer credits)

      Prerequisites for TESOL

      • 9 credit hours of education foundation courses
      • 12 credit hours of foreign language (combination or depth in one ok)

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    • School Counseling

      • 60 Credit Hours
      • 3 Years of study

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    • School Psychology

      • 60 credit hours
      • 3 years of study

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    • Clinical Mental Health Counseling

      60 credit hours

      3 years of study

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    Other NU Graduate Education Programs

    • NU Programs for Certified Teachers or Those Enrolled in a Teacher Preparation Program

      For the following programs applicants must be certified teachers or enrolled in a teacher preparation program:

      • Special Education 1-6 or 7-12 – now offered 100% online (M.S.Ed.)
      • Early Childhood and Special Education (M.S.Ed.)
      • Foundations of Teaching Math, Science and Technology (M.S.Ed.)
      • Educational Leadership Online (M.S.Ed.)

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    • NU Ph.D. in Leadership and Policy

    Higher Education & Student Affairs

    • Higher Education and Student Affairs

    Exploring Teacher Education

    If you are not sure whether or not you would want to pursue education, there are two undergraduate courses that you can take to see if you like it. Both EDU 236 and EDU 214 are accessible for non-majors.

    Take Graduate Courses as an Undergraduate

    You can take up to two graduate courses as an undergraduate student if you meet the the following requirements: 

    • Have a 3.0 overall gpa by senior year.
    • Full time in at least 12 undergraduate credits.
    • Course cannot fulfill undergraduate requirement, must be extra to degree.

    Approval to take these courses come from the department. Students can find out more informaiton by contacting Graduate Education.

    Exceptions for GRE or MAT Exams

    Niagara University students/graduates with a final (or last two years of course work) GPA of 3.0 or above are not required to take the GRE/MAT for any master’s program, except school psychology, which requires the GRE. 

    Career Contacts

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