Initial Teacher Preparation Programs (MSEd, MAT)

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*Please note that at this time, our initial preparation programs are offered in-person only.

All of our initial preparation programs are for individuals looking to obtain New York State teaching certification. These programs are NOT for individuals who are already certified to teach. 

If you are already certified to teach, check out our advanced programs here

Childhood and Early Childhood (CEC) Initial Preparation Programs These two-year programs prepare individuals to teach children from birth through grade 6 and to earn multiple certifications at the early childhood and childhood levels in New York state. Three pathways toward a master’s degree are offered, including TESOL, literacy and special education. For more information click here

Adolescence (Secondary) Education Initial Preparation Programs

These programs prepare individuals to teach in grades 7-12 and to earn initial certification in adolescence education in New York state. We offer master's level programs across disciplines, including English, mathematics, social studies, biology, chemistry, earth science and physics. For more information click here. 

Connect with our Admissions Team 

  • General Inquiries: If you are interested in learning more about one of our programs, please contact
  • Application Process or Transcript Review: To learn more about the application process or a transcript review, please contact our Admissions and Certification Advisor, Tami Mann
  • Start your Application Today: To start your application click here.