New York Teacher Education Programs

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Follow the links below to find schools offering different types of teacher education programs in New York. If you are trying to become a teacher, and you plan on working in New York, you should definitely take a look at the Department of Education's website. The individual states make a lot of their own decisions about how teachers need to be prepared.

Also, as a rule, you should contact multiple schools if you are seriously considering going back for a degree or certificate in education. There can sometimes be very significant differences in tuition, admissions requirements, and so on, even between schools that you might think are very similar. So, it's always a good idea to contact a number of schools and do a little comparison shopping.


New York began as a Dutch colony in the 17th century and, with the completion of the Erie Canal in 1825, exploded into an industrial powerhouse that drew immigrants from around the world. New York City is one of the world’s great cities, affording residents the opportunity to experience theater, art, and a variety of cultures. And in a city of firsts, it is no surprise that the New York City Education Department is the largest in the country. Teaching in the city’s vast urban environment poses challenges and rewards, but the state offers smaller, suburban and rural schools as well. Whichever type of school a teacher chooses, New York provides a rich environment in which to work.

Teacher Education in New York

New York has over 100 education schools to choose from. With such a large number of schools and programs, students can almost always find the right one for them. The state, schools, and private organizations offer a number of scholarships for education majors, including some for math and science teachers and students seeking master’s degrees.

Teaching Careers in New York

Teacher salaries vary between districts, from about $63,000 annually to $71,000, but are on average about $60,000 a year, according to 2010 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. New York teachers are among the highest paid in the country. The state also offers incentives for working in high-need schools and subject areas. Licensure requirements include a minimum of 30 semester hours of coursework in the teacher's chosen area of specialization.

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