Online Master of Science in Education in
Health Teacher, Pre-K -12 (M.S.Ed.)

School of Health Sciences, Human Services, and Nursing
Online Format: Online Mix (Synchronous and Asynchronous)

Program Highlights

  • 100% Online - no in person attendance required on campus
  • Fieldwork completed in your home school
  • NYSED registered program that leads to Health Education Certification
  • Earn your degree in as little as 18-24 months
  • No GRE required
  • Affordable Tuition
  • Courses taught by dedicated, caring faculty who are experts in community health education

Program Description and Career Opportunities

The Health Education MSEd program prepares students for NYSED Health Education Certification. The program is fully online and is 39-credits. There are two sequences to choose from, based on students' eligibility:

  • Sequence 1 (39 credits): For students who already possess New York State certification in another subject and who seek certification in Health Education Pre K-12.
  • Sequence 2 (30 credits): For students who already possess New York State certification in health education and who seek professional certification in Health Education Pre K-12.
  • Degree Requirements: View Program Catalog

Admissions Requirements

  • Possess a Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited college or university.
  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  • Three letters of recommendation and a Personal Goal Statement.
  • For Sequence 1 admission, possess New York State teacher certification in an area other than health education.
  • For Sequence 2 admission, possess New York State teacher certification in health education.

The cost per credit hour is $470 (in-state tuition & fees).

Application Deadlines


  • Priority Decision Deadline: November 15
  • Final Deadline: December


  • Priority Decision Deadline: April 15
  • Final Deadline: June 1

Contact Program Director
Lisa Fusco, Ed.D.
M.S.Ed and Advanced Certificate Graduate Program Director


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This Disclosure is strictly limited to the CUNY Lehman College determination of whether this academic program, that if successfully completed, would be sufficient to meet the educational licensure or certification requirements in a State for Teaching.  CUNY Lehman College cannot provide verification of an individual’s ability to meet licensure or certification requirements unrelated to its educational programming.  Such individual determinations are made by state licensing boards and are fact-specific determinations.

This disclosure does not provide any guarantee that any particular state licensure or certification entity will approve or deny your application. Furthermore, this disclosure does not account for changes in state law or regulation that may affect your application for licensure and occur after this disclosure has been made. Enrolled students and prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact their state’s licensure entity using the links provided to review all licensure and certification requirements imposed by their state(s) of choice.

CUNY Lehman College has determined this academic program curricula, if successfully completed, is sufficient to meet the licensure and certification requirements for an initial teaching certification license in the following states:

New York State:  New York State Education Department Teacher Certification

CUNY Lehman College has made no determination that the curricula is insufficient to meet the licensure and certification requirements for initial teaching certification in any of the 50 states and territories. After making all reasonable efforts, CUNY Lehman College cannot determine whether its educational programs curricula for this academic program, if successfully completed, is sufficient to meet the licensure and certification requirements for certification in the following states:

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