General Studies in Education (Teaching)

General Studies in Education Programs

The University offers options leading to NY initial and  professional certification in teaching fields, and a non-certification option designed to provide the broadest possible service to residents of New York's North Country.  Our certification programs are approved and registered by the New York State Education Department, and the accreditation status is effective between November 8, 2013 and November 8, 2020 through the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)

NY teaching certificate programs in K-12 Visual Arts and in 7-12 English, Math, Social Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, General Science, Physics, French, German, and Spanish.

M. Ed. - General Studies in Education (Initial/Professional Cert. Option) - 40 sem. hrs.

  • Part I - NY initial teaching certification upon completion of 27 sem. hrs. of required courses (Post-Baccalaureate)
  • Part II - Eligible for NY professional teaching certification upon completion of remaining 12 sem. hrs. and 3 yrs. of teaching
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  • Admission requirements (due October 1 or April 1)

M. Ed. - General Studies in Education (Professional Cert. Option) - 36 sem. hrs.

  • NY professional teaching certification
  • Course requirements
  • Admission requirements (due October 1 or April 1)

M. Ed. - General Studies in Education (Non-certification Option) - 36 sem. hrs.

  • Broad exposure to topics in education useful in a variety of non-school settings
  • Course requirements
  • Admission requirements (due October 1 or April 1)

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