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Adolescent Education - MST

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.


Program facts

New York City, USA
  • Program type
    Master's
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Annual tuition fee
    46,260 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 46,260 USD

  • Language taught in
    English
  • Start date
    September, January

Program Overview

What Pace University says about their program:
"ADOLESCENT EDUCATION, MST
THE SKILLS TO IMPACT YOUNG LIVES
An MST in Adolescent Education from Pace University gives you the specific skills and credentials necessary to help teens in grades 7-12 become college-ready and successful—in as little as 18 months.


If you are a career-changer or a college graduate who wants to teach, but does not have an undergraduate degree in education, this program will build on your knowledge and skills so that you can be successful in this demanding but rewarding field. You will learn how to tackle many types of classroom situations and develop creative strategies to help every child thrive in school. The program prepares candidates to teach grades 7–12 in a selected specialty subject, including biology, business education, chemistry, earth science, English, foreign languages, mathematics, physics, social studies, and visual arts. Our graduates’ pass rate on the New York State certification exams is 98%.


Pace’s close partnerships with area schools means that we are often one of their first contacts when they have job openings—giving you an edge in today’s job market."

Admissions requirements

Below you will find information and advice regarding the undergraduate admission process for international students.

UG TOEFL 80 / IETLS 6.5 / Pearson PTE 54 PG TOEFL 90 / IELTS 7.0 / Pearson PTE 61 TOEFL code for NYC Campus 2635 TOEFL code for Westchester Campus 2685

English Proficiency Waivers

  • Proof of citizenship from United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand.
  • SAT/ACT scores of 500 or better can be received in lieu of TOEFL/IELTS (mandatory for scholarships)
  • IB students with English A1/A2 or B1/B2 results with scores of 4 or better GPA of B or better, 80+ out of 100 or 2.5 over 4.0 scale

GMAT (where applicable) preferred minimum score is 510 with an average score of 570. or GRE (where applicable) preferred score 153, verbal 153, Quant = 520 GMAT) - GRE is not mandatory for students who have completed a 4 year US equivalent Bachelors degree

The preferred GPA for PG is 3.0, but strong 2.7 or above push through.

  • The Pace Global Pathways Programs are an excellent opportunity for international students to attend Pace but who do not yet meet the English language proficiency requirements for direct admission to one of the undergraduate or graduate degree programs.
  • Application and fee

    A completed application and $50 nonrefundable application fee. Pace offers online and print application options, which vary by student type. Applicants applying under the Early Decision plan should submit the Early Decision Agreement (PDF).

  • Identification

    Send a photocopy or fax of your valid passport/national identity card displaying your photo and name.

  • Letters of recommendation

    Two letters of recommendation from a teacher or counselor who knows you well and can attest to your academic potential and personal characteristics. (Letters of recommendation are not required for international transfer students.)

  • A written essay/personal statement

    One essay/personal statement, approximately 250-650 words in length, which will help the Admission Committee review your application. The essay/personal statement you submit must be your own original work. You may write on a subject of your choice or choose a set topic.

  • Course descriptions or syllabus (in English) from each post-secondary school attended (transfer applicants only).
  • Official test scores and other educational materials must be sent directly from the testing authority or institution.
  • Official transcripts, diplomas, and leaving examination scores from secondary and post-secondary schools (in English). Transcripts are considered official only if they are sent directly to Pace University from the education institution of origin, any NACES accredited translation evaluator (preferred), The student's Ministry of Education, A U.S. consular officer, an EducationUSA adviser or The Institute for Foreign Credential Services.
  • Applicants may send unofficial copies of all transcripts to [email protected] for the initial processing and review of your application. Please include your name and program of interest. If you are admitted, your offer is contingent upon the receipt and verification of all official printed transcripts.

UG Fall Semester (September) - deadline November 1 UG Spring Semester (January) - deadline December 1

PG Fall Semester (September) - deadline June 1 PG Spring Semester (January) - deadline October 1

Fees and funding

Financial assistance can come from many places, including scholarships, grants, on-campus employment, and loans. Pace values strong academic performance by offering a wealth of merit-based scholarships to high achieving students. University-sponsored scholarships are also awarded to students on the basis of financial need and service to the community.

Pace values strong academic performance by offering a wealth of merit-based scholarships to high-achieving students. In fall 2017, 78% of undergraduate international students received some form of merit-based scholarship money.

Pace University offers a substantial amount of merit and need based scholarships and grants. University-sponsored scholarships are awarded to students on the basis of academic merit, service to the community and financial need.

Visa requirements for Pace University

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

USA student visa requirements