New York Teacher Colleges and Degrees Online Guide

This guide to teaching schools in New York is designed to assist aspiring teachers who are looking to work in the state’s educational system. The contents on this page provide valuable information on the various teaching degrees offered by several colleges and universities in the state. Teacher preparation programs prepare future teachers for a career in the classroom or are great options for experienced teachers who are pursuing an advancement in an established teaching career. For useful information on teaching degrees in New York, take a look at our list of accredited teacher preparation programs and various student reviews. Whether you are fresh out of college or looking to advance your current career, this guide should help you find the right program for your individual needs.

School Facts:

  • There are 140 colleges and universities with teacher degree programs in New York.1
  • 90 colleges and universities offer a master’s or advanced degree in education.1
  • Highest graduation rate*: Cornell University, 93%.1
  • Highest transfer-out rate*: Dowling College, 44%.1
  • Highest net price per year*: The New School, $41,310.1
  • Lowest net price per year*: CUNY Lehman College, $4,3091
  • Annual undergraduate tuition range for teaching degree programs in New York*: $26,505-$47,246.2
  • Ten schools in the Kiplinger’s Best Values in Public Colleges in 2013: SUNY Geneseo (9), Binghamton University (SUNY) (12), Stony Brook University (SUNY) (22), University at Buffalo (SUNY) (33), SUNY New Paltz (44), SUNY Oneonta (59), SUNY Cortland (76), Purchase College (SUNY) (80), University at Albany (SUNY) (81), SUNY Brockport (83).
  • Eleven schools ranked in US News National Universities Rankings in 2013 (top 100): Columbia University (4), Cornell University (15), New York University (32), University of Rochester (33), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (41), Yeshiva University (46), Fordham University (58), Syracuse University (58), SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (77), Binghamton University (SUNY) (89), Stony Brook University (SUNY) (92).
  • 84 teacher programs are accredited by the NCATE, TEAC, or CAEP (see below).*

*For 4-year colleges and universities with teacher degree programs.

Profiles of Well-Known Schools

New York University: New York University, or NYU, is among the most prestigious universities in the world. It is also home to the highly regarded Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. It is one of NYU’s largest schools and serves over 6400 students each year. Currently the school is educating 2500 undergraduate students and 3,900 graduate students. More than 260 full-time faculty in 11 separate departments form the academic core of the School. NYU offers approximately twenty undergraduate programs in unique and engaging fields such as studio art, teacher education and more. The Steinhardt School is known for its unique and leading edge programs that are the envy of other post secondary institutions. The diverse environment of New York allows students to benefit from the fantastic partnerships the school is able to make with neighboring schools, educational organizations, and non-profits. Not only do NYU Education students receive tier one coursework, but also they are also able to engage in learning experiences outside that class that are second to none.

St. Johns University: St. Johns University is located in Queens, New York and enjoys a sound academic reputation built upon world-class faculty, groundbreaking research and innovative instruction. St. Johns School of Education offers several iterations of the Bachelor of Science degree in education as well as graduate and doctoral degrees that are a great fit for students no matter where they are in their education or career. The St. Johns’ University School of Education engages students in dynamic learning experiences that shape their education and training as educators in an increasingly difficult educational system that continues to become more complex. The School of Education is home to several hundred St. Johns University students, and is among the largest schools located on the Queen’s campus. Courses are also available to students in Manhattan, Staten Island and online.

Top-Rated Teacher Preparation Programs

The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) evaluated over 1,000 college programs that prepare teachers for a professional career in the classroom (Teacher Prep Review 2013 Report). Eight New York programs were ranked with 3 stars or higher, making the NCTQ “honor roll.” Read more about the NCTQ Teacher Prep Review 2013 Report.

The following teacher preparation programs in New York received the highest ratings by the National Council on Teacher Quality:

    CUNY – Hunter College – Graduate Secondary 3-5stars
    CUNY – Brooklyn College – Graduate Secondary 3stars
    CUNY – Hunter College – Undergraduate Elementary 3stars
    CUNY – Hunter College – Undergraduate Secondary 3stars
    CUNY – Lehman College – Undergraduate Secondary 3stars
    CUNY – Lehman College – Graduate Secondary 3stars
    SUNY – Binghamton University – Graduate Secondary 3stars
    SUNY College at Old Westbury – Undergraduate Secondary 3stars

The following reviewed schools were cited as problematic (no stars):

    Adelphi University (Graduate Elementary)0stars
    CUNY – Medgar Evers College (Undergraduate Elementary)0stars
    CUNY – York College (Undergraduate Elementary)0stars
    Medaille College (Graduate Elementary)0stars
    Niagara University (Graduate Elementary)0stars
    SUNY – College at Buffalo (Graduate Elementary)0stars
    SUNY – College at Buffalo (Undergraduate Special Education)0stars
    SUNY – Plattsburgh (Graduate Elementary)0stars
    SUNY – Potsdam (Graduate Elementary)0stars
    University at Buffalo (Graduate Elementary)0stars

Teacher Preparation Programs Accredited by the NCATE, TEAC, or CAEP

  • Adelphi University
  • Alfred University
  • Bard College
  • Brooklyn College of the City University of New York
  • Canisius College
  • College of Staten Island/CUNY
  • Concordia College
  • Cazenovia College
  • Colgate University
  • College of Mount Saint Vincent
  • College of New Rochelle
  • Daemen College
  • Dominican College
  • Dowling College
  • Empire State College – State University of New York
  • Five Towns College
  • Fordham University
  • Hartwick College
  • Hobart and William Smith College
  • Hofstra University
  • Houghton College
  • Hunter College of the City University of New York
  • Iona College – New Rochelle
  • Keuka College
  • Le Moyne College
  • Long Island University – Brooklyn Campus
  • Long Island University – C.W. Post Campus
  • Long Island University Hudson
  • Long Island University Riverhead
  • Lehman College-CUNY
  • Manhattan College
  • Manhattanville College
  • Medaille College
  • Medgar Evers College, CUNY
  • Metropolitan College of New York
  • Molloy College
  • Mount Saint Mary College
  • Nazareth College of Rochester
  • New York University
  • New York City College of Technology
  • New York Institute of Technology
  • Niagara University
  • Nyack College
  • Pace University
  • Roberts Wesleyan College
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • St. Lawrence University
  • St. Francis College
  • St. John’s University
  • St. Joseph’s College
  • Touro College
  • Union Graduate College
  • Utica College
  • Relay Graduate School of Education
  • Saint Bonaventure University
  • Saint Thomas Aquinas College
  • Siena College
  • St. John Fisher College
  • State Univ of New York at Potsdam
  • State University of New York at Fredonia
  • State University of New York at Geneseo
  • State University of New York at New Paltz
  • State University of New York at Oswego
  • State University of New York College at Brockport
  • State University of New York College at Old Westbury
  • State University of New York College at Oneonta
  • Stony Brook University
  • SUNY Buffalo State
  • SUNY Cortland
  • SUNY at Albany
  • SUNY at Buffalo
  • SUNY Binghamton University
  • SUNY College at Plattsburgh
  • Syracuse University
  • Teachers College Columbia University
  • The City College of New York
  • The College of Saint Rose
  • The Sage Colleges
  • University of Rochester
  • Queens College
  • Wagner College
  • Wells College
  • York College/CUNY

Read more about the CAEP, NCATE, and TEAC accrediting bodies.

School Programs for Becoming a Teacher in New York

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Schools with Teaching Degree Programs in New York

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Adelphi University
South Ave
Garden City, NY 11530-0701
(516) 877-3000

Adirondack Community College
640 Bay Rd
Queensbury, NY 12804
(518) 743-2200

Alfred University
One Saxon Drive
Alfred, NY 14802-1205
(607) 871-2111

Bank Street College of Education
610 W 112 St
New York, NY 10025
(212) 875-4400

CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College
199 Chambers St
New York, NY 10007-1097
(212) 220-8000

CUNY Bronx Community College
W 181 St & University Ave
Bronx, NY 10453
(718) 289-5100

CUNY Brooklyn College
2900 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11210-2889
(718) 951-5000

Student Review: “I attended the training program for the New York City Teaching fellows in the summer of 2005, to begin teaching that fall. They worked with a number of universities within the CUNY system, and my particular college where I took the courses was Brooklyn College. Part of the program was to do field work in a school within the city, chosen by the program. Overall, I found the program itself to be highly organized, and the staff to be friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable. I found, however, that the program did not fully prepare you for the rigors of becoming a full time teacher as advertised. As such, I am uncertain if this is because of the quality of the program or the nature of the job. I found (as did some of my colleagues) that NYC Teaching Fellows are not received well in some parts of the city, due to the abundance of people on staff that have traditionally obtained teaching degrees.” -Student at Brooklyn College

CUNY City College
160 Convent Ave
New York, NY 10031-9101
(212) 650-7000

CUNY College of Staten Island
2800 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10314
(718) 982-2000

CUNY Hostos Community College
500 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 518-4444

CUNY Hunter College
695 Park Ave
New York, NY 10065
(212) 772-4000

CUNY Kingsborough Community College
2001 Oriental Blvd
Brooklyn, NY 11235-2398
(718) 265-5343

CUNY LaGuardia Community College
31-10 Thomson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 482-7200

CUNY Lehman College
Bedford Park Blvd W
Bronx, NY 10468
(718) 960-8000

CUNY Medgar Evers College
1650 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11225-2010
(718) 270-4900

CUNY New York City College of Technology
300 Jay St
Brooklyn, NY 11201-2983
(718) 260-5500

CUNY Queens College
65-30 Kissena Blvd
Flushing, NY 11367-0904
(718) 997-5000

Student Review: “The Queens College teaching program is one of the best programs for education in the country. I am currently enrolled in the program and almost finished. I’ve taken a few education courses so far and I am so pleased by them. The professors are all trained well and reply to your emails very quickly. Their office hours are made for whenever you can attend. I really enjoyed observing classrooms and I loved how nice the other education majors were. The computer lab with free printing for education students is very nice. The one aspect of the program that I think should be improved is they should have more classes since some courses are very limited with the times the course can be taken.” -Michelle N., student at CUNY Queens College

CUNY Queensborough Community College
222-05 56th Ave
Bayside, NY 11364
(718) 631-6262

CUNY York College
94-20 Guy R Brewer Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11451
(718) 262-2000

Canisius College
2001 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14208-1098
(716) 883-7000

Colgate University
13 Oak Dr
Hamilton, NY 13346-1398
(315) 228-1000

College of Mount Saint Vincent
6301 Riverdale Ave
Bronx, NY 10471-1093
(718) 405-3200

Columbia University in the City of New York
116 St and Broadway
New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-1754

Columbia-Greene Community College
4400 Rte 23
Hudson, NY 12534
(518) 828-4181

Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-2000

Student Review: “The teaching program at Cornell University was excellent – both in its academic challenges and its practical skill opportunities provided. The classroom courses were extremely valuable for they provided me with a solid foundation, not only for adolescent education, but also for young adult education. The coursework was difficult but I was motivated by my professors to succeed. The one drawback to the classroom courses was their size. Certain required classes had over 200 students and therefore made it difficult to establish a connection with the professor. The most attractive characteristic of Cornell’s teaching program were the bountiful practical opportunities it provided. I was able to fulfill much of my time at a local pre-school and elementary school – and I had many options to chose from when deciding where to teach. Overall, the program is well designed and prepares its students exceptionally well for the post-graduate teaching world.” -Danielle S., student at Cornell University
Student Review: “Cornell University is located in the beautiful city of Ithaca. Surrounded by Cayuga lake, a part of the finger lakes region, the campus stands tall atop a towering hill. With older, Gothic style buildings mixed with more modern structures, the campus conveys a true “college campus” feel for its students. While I enjoyed the vast majority of my experience at Cornell, I found its large class sizes to be difficult at times. This made it difficult to establish a connection with the professor and intimidating at times to ask questions. The social life and extracurricular activities are plentiful and I made life long friends during my time there. I will always remember the fall when the entire campus is covered in leaves of countless shades and colors and the winters when all you can see is white snow and the campus turns into a ‘winter wonderland.’ Overall I cherish my time spent at Cornell and I will return many times in the future to relive my fond memories of my undergraduate education.”

Corning Community College
1 Academic Dr
Corning, NY 14830
(607) 962-9011

D’Youville College
320 Porter Ave
Buffalo, NY 14201-1084
(716) 829-8000

Daemen College
4380 Main St
Amherst, NY 14226-3592
(716) 839-3600

Dominican College of Blauvelt
470 Western Highway
Orangeburg, NY 10962-1210
(845) 359-7800

Dowling College
150 Idle Hour Blvd
Oakdale, NY 11769-1999
(631) 244-3000

Dutchess Community College
53 Pendell Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1595
(845) 431-8000

Elmira College
One Park Place
Elmira, NY 14901
(607) 735-1800

Erie Community College
121 Ellicott St
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 842-2770

Finger Lakes Community College
4355 Lake Shore Dr
Canandaigua, NY 14424-8395
(585) 394-3500

Five Towns College
305 North Service Road
Dix Hills, NY 11746-5871
(631) 424-7000

Fordham University
441 E Fordham Rd
Bronx, NY 10458
(718) 817-1000

Fulton-Montgomery Community College
2805 State Hwy 67
Johnstown, NY 12095-3790
(518) 762-4651

Genesee Community College
One College Rd
Batavia, NY 14020
(585) 343-0055

Hartwick College
One Hartwick Drive
Oneonta, NY 13820-4020
(607) 431-4000

Herkimer County Community College
100 Reservoir Rd
Herkimer, NY 13350-1598
(315) 866-0300

Hofstra University
100 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
(516) 463-6600

Student Review: “I enjoyed Hofstra’s music education program. I am almost finished and feel that it has prepared me for the outside world. They have brought in numerous groups and people that have enhanced my learning experience and brought real world application. I’ve been able to network with local professionals that have helped me to gain ground in the music world. I’ve also made lifelong friends in the music field and the confidence to work with them in the future. The University also provides ample performance opportunities in top notch ensembles. I’ve personally been involved in over 10 performing groups throughout my time in college. The university was also extremely helpful in placement of classes and clear with what we needed to do. Overall I would attend Hofstra again.” -Richard C., student at Hofstra University

Houghton College
1 Willard Ave
Houghton, NY 14744
(585) 567-9200

Hudson Valley Community College
80 Vandenburgh Ave
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 629-4822

Iona College
715 North Ave
New Rochelle, NY 10801-1890
(914) 633-2000

Ithaca College
953 Danby Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 274-3011

Jefferson Community College-Watertown
1220 Coffeen St
Watertown, NY 13601-1897
(315) 786-2200

Keuka College
141 Central Avenue
Keuka Park, NY 14478
(315) 279-5000

Long Island University-Brentwood
100 Second Avenue
Brentwood, NY 11717-5300
(631) 273-5112

Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus
University Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11201-5372
(718) 488-1000

Long Island University-C W Post Campus
720 Northern Blvd
Brookville, NY 11548-1300
(516) 299-2900

Long Island University-Rockland Campus
70 Route 340
Orangeburg, NY 10962-2219
(845) 359-7200

Manhattanville College
2900 Purchase St
Purchase, NY 10577
(914) 694-2200

Maria College of Albany
700 New Scotland Ave
Albany, NY 12208
(518) 438-3111

Marist College
3399 North Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 575-3000

Medaille College
18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, NY 14214-2695
(716) 880-2000

Mercy College
555 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
(800) 637-2969

Molloy College
1000 Hempstead Ave
Rockville Centre, NY 11571-5002
(516) 678-5000

Mount Saint Mary College
330 Powell Avenue
Newburgh, NY 12550
(845) 561-0800

Nazareth College
4245 East Ave
Rochester, NY 14618-3790
(585) 389-2525

Student Review: “Nazareth has a small but pretty campus. However, due to construction of new buildings and parking lots in more recent years, the campus has had more dusty/off limit areas and trees are disappearing. The food service is not very good, choices are not usually good and the taste is often times less than satisfactory. There seems to be a problem with Internet speed all across the campus, both through Wifi and when plugged directly in. The faculty here however, is the high point of the school. They are extremely well trained in their fields of teaching, and for the most part, are very good teachers, as well. They make sure students are ready for exams, and do their best to make class an enjoyable experience, as well.” -Elizabeth A., student at Nazareth College

New York Institute of Technology-Old Westbury
Northern Blvd
Old Westbury, NY 11568-8000
(516) 686-7516

New York University
70 Washington Sq South
New York, NY 10012-1091
(212) 998-1212

Niagara County Community College
3111 Saunders Settlement Rd
Sanborn, NY 14132
(716) 614-6222

Niagara University
Niagara University, NY 14109
(716) 285-1212

Student Review: “Attending Niagara University for teacher preparation was an experience which I would give mixed reviews. I enjoyed the fact that they kept our entire class of 40 students linked together in a cohort, as we were accelerating through our degree. This allowed me to link with the people who I knew I would work well with. I also liked the relatively small class sizes. The campus is beautiful and there is a lot to do. I also found tuition for this private institution to be reasonable. Unfortunately, because our program was different from the traditional teacher prep program, all of our instructors were contingent (adjunct) faculty, and did not really have any stake in whether we were successful or not. They had very little actual interest in the campus; rather they were focused on the advancement of their own career. The assignments which they gave were mostly impractical, and dealt with the theory of education, rather than providing real world examples of how the theory would play out. The program also needed to do a better job at screening cooperating teachers for the 14 week student teaching placement. When I had a miserable cooperating teacher, who in my opinion was in it for her own personal gain, they did not respond with a new placement. Thus, I had to endure 7 weeks working with a woman who was verbally abusive to not only me, but her students as well. I would recommend Niagara University’s teacher prep program only in a traditional program. One where the program is taught by full-time faculty, rather than contingent faculty. I would caution that anyone interested in attending this school be vigilant towards administration, so as not to have a bad experience.” -Student at Niagara University

Nyack College
1 South Blvd
Nyack, NY 10960-3698
(845) 358-1710

Orange County Community College
115 South St
Middletown, NY 10940
(845) 344-6222

Pace University-New York
1 Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038-1598
(212) 346-1200

Pratt Institute-Main
200 Willoughby Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 636-3600

Roberts Wesleyan College
2301 Westside Dr
Rochester, NY 14624
(585) 594-6000

Rochester Institute of Technology
1 Lomb Memorial Dr
Rochester, NY 14623-5603
(585) 475-2411

Student Review: “I found my experience at Rochester Institute of Technology to be academically stimulating and rewarding. I was able to develop close and collegial relationships with my professors, and particularly with my thesis adviser. The ability to take related courses in other disciplines was greatly beneficial in rounding out my education. One my favorite things about RIT is that the atmosphere is very down-to-earth and non-competitive. Outside of academics, the food is pretty good and the student run radio station (WITR) is great. As far as dislikes, Rochester is a very snowy and cold place to live. If you can’t handle long winters, Rochester is not for you. RIT is also a dry campus, meaning that parties can be easily shut down if alcohol is present. Lastly, the immediate area around RIT is not that interesting, however the city of Rochester does offer some wonderful arts and cultural events, as well as some great restaurants and bars.” -Anthony A., student at Rochester Institute of Technology

SUNY College at Brockport
350 New Campus Dr
Brockport, NY 14420-2919
(716) 395-2211

Student Review: “The College at Brockport education program was a fantastic experience for me. The coursework was definitely rigorous, but I learned a ton that I am still using in my current teaching career. The professors and other support staff were certainly there for the student and not just the paycheck. They were relatable, kind, and exceptionally intelligent (Yale and Oxford educated). The professors were always available during their office hours during the week, to talk about coursework or just to talk. My classmates who I was tracked with throughout the program were a lot of fun and were informed individuals as well. The one facet of the Brockport Education Program that could be improved is the advertisement of it. I was delayed a semester for entering the program simply because of poor advisement, but also because there were no posters displaying information about it!” -Student at SUNY College at Brockport
Student Review: “Everything about Brockport was a positive experience for me. The teachers that I had were always willing to help and spend extra time outside of class to help you understand the material being taught in class. There were also so many opportunities for tutoring and people to go to if you needed extra help. There are so many places on campus to go to study and be in seclusion if needed in order to get the most out of your schoolwork. There is a large amount of clubs and organizations to join and there is really a club for anyone and everyone. Everyone at Brockport was always very comforting and made the transition to college life very easy.” -Student at SUNY College at Brockport

SUNY College at Buffalo
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
(716) 878-4000

SUNY College at Cortland
Cortland, NY 13045-0900
(607) 753-2011

Student Review: “The education program at SUNY Cortland is unlike any other. The faculty treats each and every one of their students with respect and allow for the maximum amount of retention for everything they teach you in their programs. The faculty also is one of the most respected and well renown group of people on the east coast. I think my favorite part of the program was the fact that there were so many opportunities around the community and school to further my progress as a future educator and professional. Networking was also a great part of SUNY Cortland since the program has such an established name for itself that others know you are part of a unique group of professionals.” -Matt E., student at SUNY College at Cortland

SUNY College at New Paltz
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561-2443
(845) 257-2121

SUNY College at Old Westbury
223 Store Hill Rd
Old Westbury, NY 11568-0210
(516) 876-3000

SUNY College at Oneonta
Ravine Parkway
Oneonta, NY 13820-4015
(607) 436-3500

SUNY College at Oswego
7060 State Route 104
Oswego, NY 13126
(315) 312-2500

SUNY College at Plattsburgh
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901-2681
(518) 564-2000

SUNY College at Potsdam
Pierrepont Ave
Potsdam, NY 13676-2294
(315) 267-2000

SUNY Westchester Community College
75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
(914) 606-6600

SUNY at Albany
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
(518) 442-3300

Student Review: “The University at Albany’s teaching program has given me great opportunities to succeed. The courses here are fun, interesting and not too overwhelming. The professors are well trained in their respective fields and do a good job at teaching the material. I would recommend everyone to come here to the University at Albany because they make you feel at home here and take you in as one of their own. I currently am teaching a Calculus and Statistics class here and I must say I love it. The only thing negative part of the program is that my class schedule at times has been inconvenient for me.” -Jon K., student at SUNY at Albany

SUNY at Binghamton
Vestal Pky E
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
(607) 777-2000

SUNY at Fredonia
Central Ave
Fredonia, NY 14063-1136
(716) 673-3111

SUNY at Geneseo
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454-1465
(585) 245-5211

Sage College of Albany
140 New Scotland Ave
Albany, NY 12208
(518) 292-1717

Saint Bonaventure University
Route 417
Saint Bonaventure, NY 14778
(716) 375-2000

Saint John Fisher College
3690 East Ave
Rochester, NY 14618-3597
(585) 385-8000

Saint Josephs College-Main Campus
245 Clinton Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205-3688
(718) 636-6800

Saint Josephs College-Suffolk Campus
155 W Roe Blvd
Patchogue, NY 11772-2399
(631) 447-3200

Saint Thomas Aquinas College
125 Rte 340
Sparkill, NY 10976-1050
(845) 398-4000

Schenectady County Community College
78 Washington Avenue
Schenectady, NY 12305
(518) 381-1200

School of Visual Arts
209 E 23rd St
New York, NY 10010
(212) 592-2000

St. Francis College
180 Remsen St
Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201-9902
(718) 522-2300

St. Johns University-New York
8000 Utopia Pky
Queens, NY 11439
(718) 990-6161

Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794
(631) 632-6000

Student Review: “The teaching program at Stony Brook University was average. As a full-time teacher now for over 10 years, I have to say that the program did not fully prepare me for teaching in the “real world”. Much of the learning was from textbooks. The most valuable learning was creating lesson plans. The lesson plan format was actually carried over to the actual job. It was only when I began my student teaching portion of the program did I get the experience that I would later apply to the classroom. I wish that they would have had classes for example on classroom management, the hierarchy and roles of individuals in the system and on tools to help you be more efficient in the classroom. Overall, It was not the best training that I could have had but it was sufficient enough to get me started.” -Rosemary B., student at Stony Brook University
Student Review: “Stony Brook University offers a great Masters in Education program. I had majored in English and wanted to pursue it. We had great teachers, but the work load was intense. There were some professors I felt that weren’t open enough to communication but there was one, Professor Lund, who was not only very approachable, but gave awesome advice as well. I felt guided in the program and got loads of information on state testing and licensing as well. Although I had to start out non-matriculated at first, it was an easy transition into the program. We had lots of group work and were given assignments that would help us work on lesson plans for different types of students—disabled, or even English as Second Language students. I want to say that it took me about 2 years to finish the program, as I took about 4 classes (about 12-14 credits). During this time, I was also student teaching so that I was able to implement whatever I learned in my work. Since we have a coordinating teacher to report to, I rarely found myself in conflict with their plans, because of the way I was taught at Stony. They were very appreciative of my approach and understanding of how to teach different works of literature, working with analysis, poems, drama, Shakespeare, etc. Professor Lund was my supervising professor and she would come in once in a while to observe at the high school where I began my student teaching. All in all, my program at Stony Brook and my student teaching went hand-in-hand. Although the classes were demanding, there were very good professors who were willing to give realistic insight into their fields of teaching.” -Student at Stony Brook University

Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY 13244-1100
(315) 443-1870

Teachers College at Columbia University
525 W 120th St
New York, NY 10027
(212) 678-3000

The College of New Rochelle
29 Castle Pl
New Rochelle, NY 10805-2339
(914) 632-5300

The College of Saint Rose
432 Western Ave
Albany, NY 12203-1490
(518) 454-5111

Student Review: “My educational experience at St. Rose still resonantes as one of the most profound of my life. I was held to a much higher standard and of education than most programs offer. I engaged in excellent pedgological discourse with professors who engaged me into learning not only the curriculum, but to participate in it. The professors were analytical, thought provoking and strove to maintain high standards in the classroom, which in turn influenced me to work as hard for them as they did for me. I was provided with rich data-driven instruction promoted by differentiated learning styles. Professors actually walked the talk of the educational swinging pendulum and implemented diverse methods into the classroom to engage student learning. In sum, it was the best educational experience of my life.” -Andrea V., student at The College of Saint Rose

Ulster County Community College
491 Cottekill Rd
Stone Ridge, NY 12484
(845) 687-5000

University at Buffalo
3435 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 645-2000

University of Rochester
240 Wallis Hall
Rochester, NY 14627-0011
(585) 275-2121

Utica College
1600 Burrstone Rd
Utica, NY 13502-4892
(315) 792-3111

Villa Maria College Buffalo
240 Pine Ridge Rd
Buffalo, NY 14225-3999
(716) 896-0700

Wagner College
One Campus Rd
Staten Island, NY 10301-4495
(718) 390-3100

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