Teacher Certification Information

M.A. in Teaching alternative and initial certification pathways: Our Master of Arts in Teaching degree program is designed to give professionals seeking a teaching career at the middle and high school levels a "fast track to the classroom." 

Professional Development: If you are a teacher seeking professional development or a motivated adult seeking certification outside a traditional program, consider taking our online and blended courses as a nonmatriculated student.

State Education Department Information:  Students should contact New York State Education Department for current and detailed information about teacher certification orcontact your Regional Certification office. You may also contact one of the local Teacher Centers in New York State.

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