You know how life-changing knowledge can be. You thrive when you’re sharing information and ideas with others. You want a career that gives you the power to influence the future. Education may be the program for you.
In response to an unprecedented teacher shortage in New York State, Utica College has created an accelerated Teacher Certification Program that allows aspiring teachers to secure full-time employment in local schools via an alternative pathway to certification.
This is our clarion call, which urges us all to never be complacent, to always keep moving forward, to lead with confidence and reach high. It embodies our commitment to the future, to innovation and discovery, and to dancing in-step with an ever-changing world.
The undergraduate education program at Utica College enables students to develop critical, high-level teaching skills in preparation for attaining New York State Certification and embarking on a fulfilling career as an educator in any of a number of different disciplinary areas. Supported by an exceptional faculty of seasoned professional teachers and administrators, UC's education program is offered in combination with your academic major.
Utica College's education programs feature a strong focus on methodology and practical application, with opportunities for student-teaching and other real-world experiences. Courses include observation and work in the public schools as well as regular course work. The practical application of the theory and principles of teaching and learning culminates in an assignment to area schools for student teaching in the senior year. It is necessary for students to make plans to set aside one of the semesters of the senior year to devote entirely to student teaching.
Program options include:
Courses include observation and work in the public schools as well as regular course work.
A new partnership with the New York City Department of Education's "Pre-K for All" initiative allows students to fulfill student teaching requirement in NYC
The education program prepares you for a range of fulfilling career options as an educator, as well as graduate study in education. (Utica College also offers master's degree and CAS programs in education.) UC education program alumni have distinguished themselves as educators and administrators in school districts throughout New York State and across the country.
UC's education program is offered in combination with the academic major.