To begin a career in education, such as teaching, counseling, or human development, you’ll need both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree, which typically takes at least six years of higher education.
The Guaranteed Rochester Accelerated Degree in Education (GRADE) program is a five-year BA/BS + MSEd program for students interested in becoming educators. If admitted, you enter the University with an assurance of admission to the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development (part of Rochester’s main academic campus).
The program offers you a quality liberal arts education and prepare you to become an educator. After completing your undergraduate coursework, you are expected to complete fifteen months of study at the Warner School (summer, fall, spring, and summer). For the master’s program, you can specialize in counseling, higher education, or elementary or secondary education, with the option of additional certification in special education, literacy, TESOL, urban teaching and leadership, or online teaching and learning.
GRADE students receive the Steven Harrison Scholarship (covering one-third of tuition) for all five years of study, are invited to attend special events, and enjoy extensive opportunities for research and internships.