Utica College News

UC Grad Program Hosts Teacher Prep Info Session

Teacher Shortage Projected to Get Worse

Written by: Kelsey Carlo '18, PR Intern

We need teachers. Nearly 40 percent of the current teaching staff of many local school districts in New York State will soon be eligible for retirement, according to Richard Moon, student-teacher coordinator at Utica College.

            The Education Department at Utica College will sponsor an Information Night for individuals who want to learn more about teacher certification in New York State. The session will take place at the Utica College Cynkus Family Welcome Center on Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 5 to 6 p.m.

            Locally and across the state, science, math, foreign language and special education present the greatest needs, Moon said.

            Through the master’s in education program, Utica College offers teacher preparation through evening classes in the following areas:

  • Master’s in Childhood - Grades 1 through 6
  • Master’s in Childhood and Special Ed - Grades 1 through 6 (dual certification)
  • Master’s in Adolescence Education - Grades 7 through 12
  • Master’s in Adolescence and Students with Disabilities - Grades 7 through 12 (dual certification)
  • Master’s in Students with Disabilities - Grades 7 through 12, Generalist

In addition, there will be a discussion of the relaunch of UC’s new Transitional B Teacher preparation fast-track program, set to begin next summer. This will allow an individual to teach in a school district and earn a regular salary as a teacher after taking an intensive summer program.

      For more information or register for this event, call the office of graduate admissions at (315) 792-3010, or email John Rowe, executive director, at jrowe@utica.edu.

            About Utica College – Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution offering bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees. The College, located in upstate central New York, approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse, currently enrolls more than 5,000 students in 38 undergraduate majors, 31 minors, 21 graduate programs and a number of pre-professional and special programs.

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