The RIT 4+2 Teacher Education Program


Be part of an exciting new program that creates a bridge between a four-year RIT bachelor’s degree and RIT’s two-year Master of Science degree program in Secondary Education (MSSE).

The RIT 4+2 Teacher Education Program is a truly exceptional value and an outstanding choice designed to give you the skills you need for a successful teaching career. In the 4+2 program you will:

  • receive dual certification in education of students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing as well as in an academic subject such as science or math
  • enjoy small class sizes and one-to-one discussions with faculty who are international leaders in research and the art of teaching
  • have the opportunity to gain valuable real-world teaching experiencebefore you graduate
  • enjoy a top-quality education at a substantially reduced rate

How the program works:

  • You must be accepted to an RIT bachelor’s degree program in one of the following areas:

You can find all of these majors listed in the Application for Admission.

  • Once you are enrolled in one of the bachelor’s degree programs for at least two years, you can complete the application for graduate study to MSSE (during your 4th year of study). You must interview with the MSSE Department Chairperson prior to your admission to qualify for the program.
  • Upon completion of your bachelor degree program, you must have:
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher, Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not needed.
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.8-3.24, GRE scores must be submitted (combined score of at least 280 and analytic writing score of 3.0 or better).
    • Completed 30 credits and earned a 3.0 GPA in your academic subject area (ex. math, science, history/social studies or English)
    • Successfully taken and passed at least ASL I and II through RIT's College of Liberal Arts, or earned credit by exam.

For more information on the RIT 4+2 Teacher Education Program, contact the NTID Office of Admissions.