This program builds upon initial skills and knowledge and further develops educational professional leaders who are committed to excellence, empowerment, diversity, and the best research-based teaching practices. Students will gain a greater understanding of the teaching-learning process to develop skills in employing the most up-to-date technologies to enhance student performance.
A highlight of the program is that it is registered with the New York State Education Department to provide dual certification for program completers. Graduates of this program will meet the requirements for the NYSED Professional teaching certification in all areas of initial certification. Graduates are also eligible for initial certification as an Educational Technology Specialist.
Admission will require applicants to submit a copy of the New York State initial teaching certificate. If initial certification is pending, then a copy of one of the following test scores must be submitted: LAST, CST, or ATSW. For applicants from other states, if no such writing scores are available, the GRE score may be substituted. GRE scores may also be requested from NYS applicants who have not passed the three writing samples.