Non-Certification Programs

Explore our non-certification programs

We currently offer two masters programs for individuals interested in education, but who do not want to pursue teacher certification in New York state.

Our non-certification TESOL (MA) program enables graduates to teach in English as a Second Language (ESL) programs on college campuses or in other English programs across the globe. This track is also suitable for international students who wish to be involved in English education around the world, such as ESL programs in higher education or other intensive English programs.

Our non-certification Educational Studies (MS) program is designed for those interested in education as a general area of study and offers flexibility in course-taking around three areas: foundations, teaching and learning, and research.

Generally, the program serves three types of students:

  • international students interested in education, but who do not hold New York state certification
  • teachers who would like a master’s degree, but who do not qualify for one of our other programs
  • professionals working in schools in non-teaching positions, such as therapists, counselors and other service providers, or those working in higher education or community agencies, who want to increase understanding of children or schools

Accelerated/4+1 Degrees

You may also be interested in our accelerated/4+1 degree programs which allow students to complete their bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in just 5 years: