New York State Teacher Certification

Current Certifications available through the Department of Teacher Education programs:

  • Undergraduate studies leading to initial certification in one of the following areas:
    • Early Childhood
    • Childhood Education (1-6)
    • Dual Childhood Education (Childhood and Special Education)
    • Adolescent Education (7-12) in one of the following content areas:
      • Biology
      • Chemistry
      • English
      • French
      • Social Studies
      • Spanish
      • Mathematics
    • Dual Adolescent Education (Content Area and Special Education Generalist)
    • Upward Extension (7-9) for those completing Childhood Education (requires one of the above majors)
    • Downward Extension (5-6) for those completing Adolescent Education (requires one of the above majors)
  • Five-Year B.A./M.S. Program leading to initial and professional certification in one of the following content areas:
    • Childhood Education (1-6)
    • Dual Childhood Education (Childhood and Special Ed.)
    • Adolescent Education (7-12) in one of the following content areas:
      • Biology
      • Chemistry
      • English
      • French
      • Social Studies
      • Spanish
      • Mathematics
    • Dual Adolescent Education (Content Area and Special Education Generalist)