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Elementary and Secondary Education

For individuals who are not certified teachers, this 39-credit hour program leads to initial certification in Early Childhood and Childhood Education, Birth-Grade 6 (Primary/Junior for candidates seeking certification in Ontario). For Curriculum details, see:

Early Childhood and Childhood(Birth to Grade 6 - NYS; Primary/Junior - Ontario)

Middle Childhood and Adolescence (Grades 5 to 12 - NYS; Intermediate/Senior - Ontario)

For program outline, see the Graduate Education Catalog

*For students seeking teacher certification in other countries, including Canada, bridge courses are available as part of your program. Please see your advisor/department chair for additional information.

Learn and Earn Opportunity

Thanks to exclusive agreements we have in place with local school districts, you can even get paid while completing your field experiences. With the One-Year Teaching Program, you'll become a certified elementary or secondary teacher in just three semesters!

  • To qualify, you simply need a bachelor's degree in any field of study
  • We'll personalize your program to fit the specific demands of your life
  • Take classes on the weekend, in the evenings, and even online
  • Get paid for doing real-world classroom work as part of your one-year program

Program Highlights

  • Two-day-a-week program for fall and spring
  • State-of-the-art education building with cutting-edge instructional technology
  • Model pre-K through 12 classrooms
  • Cohort-based learning community
  • Small class sizes = personal contact and attention from professors
  • Recognized, accredited and award-winning programs
  • Long educational tradition and ties with Ontario and New York state
  • Substantial field experience
  • Expert and engaged faculty
  • Outstanding career placement
  • Full-time and Part-time options available