Non-Certification Programs

Explore our non-certification programs. These programs are for students interested in education, but NOT looking for certification to teach in New York State.

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 online Educational Studies (MS) with a concentration in community schools 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. This program does NOT lead to teaching certification.

Generally, the program serves two types of students:

  • Those interested in a master's degree in education but not seeking teacher certification
  •  Teaching, social service, health, or other professionals who desire preparation in education and who wish to work in Community Schools (integrated systems of support) or with agencies associated with the Community Schools strategy

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: