Stony Brook University Education Degree
Stony Brook University appears in our ranking of the Top 20 Online Nursing Education Master’s Degrees.
Education is one of the pillars of study at Stony Brook University. Students may elect to get both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the same time, and they also work on their specific field of interest as they complete their core course load concurrently. For example, a student wishing to teach Italian in a secondary school would study the language itself, and the teaching of it, as part of the graduate portion of the degree while learning about the teaching methods and theories of secondary school education as part of the undergraduate portion of the degree. Students doing this will usually finish school in an extra year, but some are able to do both degrees in four years.
Graduate school students can operate outside the realm of dual degrees too. At Stony Brook, prospective teachers all work toward certification through the Distributed Teacher and Leader Education Program. Students should consult the website for details about their chosen field and the accompanying certification.
When it comes to online study, both undergraduate and graduate students can ply their trades. In education, however, there are only graduate degrees and certificates available. These include the Master of Science in Nursing Education, and there is also a Nursing Education certificate. Other education-based certificates include Coaching, Educational Leadership, and Higher Education Administration.
About Stony Brook University
Stony Brook is part of the State University of New York, or SUNY, system. It was founded in 1957 in Oyster Bay, New York, on Long Island. It moved five years later after receiving a mandate from the state to be “a university that would stand with the finest in the country.” Stony Brook is a SUNY flagship today, and almost 18,000 students attend.
U.S. News and World Report ranks Stony Brook University No. 80 on its list of National Universities, meaning that that command more than 50 years ago has been fulfilled. Similarly, it is the No. 32 public school in the country. On the list of “Best Value Schools,” Stony Brook University is No. 118.
The online programs are elite. Indeed, the nursing program is No. 15 in the country and No. 8 for veterans. The online graduate programs in education are in the Top 50. The school also has the No. 4 Psychology graduate program in the country, and many Psychology students either minor in Education or take one of the Education certificates.
Stony Brook University Accreditation Details
Stony Brook University holds regional accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Many of the school’s departments hold academic accreditation from an array of awarding organizations. Those organizations include:
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
- American Dental Association
- American Occupational Therapy Association
- American Physical Therapy Association
- American Psychological Association
- Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
- Council on Education for Public Health
- Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
- Liaison Committee on Medical Education
- National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
- New York State Board of Regents
- Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant Inc.
- Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
- Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System
- Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
- National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
- Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Inc.
Stony Brook University Application Requirements
Like most of the top SUNY schools, Stony Brook University is quite selective and takes fewer than half of applicants. Prospective undergraduate students must submit their high-school transcripts and a letter of recommendation from a teacher or high-school counselor. They must also submit their scores on either the SAT or the ACT.
Graduate students must have a bachleor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and have scored at least a 3.0 GPA on their entire four years of work. Some graduate programs require students to have studied a foreign language and to have scored a “C” or higher in that class. Three letters of recommendation are required. Depending on the course of study, students may have to pass the Graduate Record Examinations, Miller Analogies Test, or Graduate Management Admission Test.
Tuition and Financial Aid
Undergraduate New York State residents pay $5,087.40 per year to attend. Out-of-state residents pay $13,922.40. Graduate students pay between $6,000 and $13,000 per year, depending on their degree, and out-of-state graduate students pay between $14,000 and $17,000 annually. Per-credit rates are available for part-time students, and they should check the website for specifics. Online tuition is the same as on-campus tuition.
All students must pay for health insurance while enrolled, and that will be slightly more than $2,000 in 2020. There are many residence choices on campus, and the rooms cost between $8,000 and $11,000 annually. The meal plans are flexible and allow students to upgrade and downgrade within certain timeframes. They may also add additional money to their plan for a la carte selections at various eateries on campus. The plans cost between $2,000 and $3,500 per semester, and students should check the website for further details.
Students who cannot pay for their tuition in full may fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The government will then use the information on that form to set the amount of need-based aid the student receives. This aid will take three forms: grants, which include work-study, subsidized loans, and scholarships. Students may also apply for private funding if they so desire, but any private funds awarded will count as assets and will reduce the amount of need-based aid to which the student is entitled. Private loans are unsubsidized, which means that they accrue interest while the student is enrolled. All grants and scholarships are given gratis, although many private awards come with stringent academic requirements.
Stony Brook University looks to continue its position as one of SUNY’s flagships for decades to come.