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Spring Graduate Open House
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Dr. Richard Russo

Director MSET, Teacher Education Program

Ramapo College of NJ Mahwah, NJ 07430

p: (201) 684-7899

Virtual Tour

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You’ll need:

  • Your official transcripts
  • A brief personal statement
  • A resume
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Copies of your state-issued teaching certificate (if you have one)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need to take the GRE?
  • Is a teaching certificate required?
    Although greater than 90% of our students are certified teachers, certification is not required to enter the program and complete the degree. However, the MSET degree does not come with teacher certification
  • Do I need a minimum undergraduate GPA?
    A 3.00 GPA is the program standard, but exceptions are made for students who consult with the director and enroll as provisional students, maintaining a 3.00 for the first two courses in the program.
  • Do I need to maintain a minimum GPA in the program?
    A 3.00 is needed for graduation.
  • How long does it take to complete the program?
    It usually takes 2 years to complete the program.
  • How many courses can I take per semester?
    One core course is recommended for the Fall & Spring semesters; special permission is needed to take more than two.
  • What is the cost per semester hour for NJ residents? For non-residents?
    Please visit the Office of Student Accounts Website for current tuition and fees information.
  • Is a thesis necessary?
    The “Practicum in Learning Theory Project” is a requirement for all students and is taken with “Tools for the Development of Instruction.” A capstone to the entire sequence of course experiences requiring: the conceptualization, operational planning, and field execution of a self-contained web-based curricular project. Students work with a faculty mentor who helps them through their final project. All project proposals must be approved at the inception by the director.
  • Are there exams in the courses?
    A final course project to be submitted at the end of semester or session substitutes in almost all cases for an exam.