Curriculum and Teaching Professional Certification

Welcome to the Elementary & Secondary Education Professional Certification Program


The Curriculum and Teaching Professional Certification program develops educators who exert leadership in their school settings and with their colleagues. Our program operates on three main philosophical tenets: teaching as inquiry, teaching as curriculum making, and teaching for social justice. Students in our program graduate with a master of arts degree in either secondary or elementary education with New York State Professional Certification in grades 1-6 or 7-12 in English, Social Studies, Science, Technology, or Mathematics. With careful planning and advisement, the program can be completed in one year starting in the fall semester or the summer, or in 17 months if starting in January. The program may also be taken part-time. Initial Certification is a pre-requisite for admission.

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Our Master of Arts in Elementary Education are 32-credit programs which can lead to professional certification as a grades 1-6 teacher in New York State.

Our Master of Arts in Secondary Education are 32-credit programs, which can lead to professional certification as a grades 7-12 teacher in New York State in the areas of English, Social Studies, Science or Mathematics.

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The Role of Social Justice in Education

Three philosphical stances inform our degree programs: teaching as inquiry, teaching as curriculum making, and teaching for social justice.

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Application Requirements

  • Curriculum and Teaching Elementary Education-Professional Certification
  • Curriculum and Teaching Elementary Education-Professional Certification (Peace Corps)
  • Curriculum and Teaching Secondary Education-Professional Certification
  • Curriculum and Teaching Secondary Education-Professional Certification (Peace Corps)

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