The Department of Education and Human Development is committed to preparing graduates that will be agents of change within the larger community and leaders that will promote and advance educational reforms that improve student learning.
The department offers a number of exceptional graduate programs for individuals that already hold a New York State teaching certificate and are seeking a master's degree. They include:
The department also offers two outstanding graduate programs for individuals seeking to become a certified teacher for the first time: a 48-credit program that leads to initial teacher certification and a master's degree, or a 33-credit program that leads to initial teacher certification and an advanced certificate. Upon completion of either of these two options, a student will be prepared to teach. New York State, however, requires an initially certified teacher to earn a master's degree within a specified time frame in order to maintain his/her teacher certification. Individuals who complete our 48-credit master's degree program will have satisfied that requirement. Individuals who complete our 33-credit advanced certificate program will still need to complete a master's degree, or may satisfy that requirement through a prevously earned master's degree. These two options include the following certification areas:
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