New York Teacher Education Programs

(found programs from 32 schools)

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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.


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Few states have the huge education industry that New York does. This state's public school system serves millions of students across hundreds of schools, and every single one of those students has the right to an excellent education.

As the state's education commissioner and governor debate about what New York students need, it is clear that great teachers are at the forefront of that list. This includes teachers at all grade levels and with expertise in all different subjects.

Learn more about careers in education by contacting teaching programs in New York.

As a teacher, you must be able to develop a strong understanding of different subjects and utilize different teaching techniques to explain them to students. These skills come with time and practice, which is why the training you receive as a teaching student is so important. Degree options available in New York include alternative certification programs, Bachelor's degree programs, and graduate degree programs. Advanced students can also look into doctoral degrees.

The courses that you are expected to take vary with program and area of focus. For example, aspiring secondary school English teachers can get the training they need in classes like Adolescents in a Learning Environment, Introduction to Educational Thought, Education in American Society, Educational Psychology, and Adolescent Development. Classroom time is required in any education degree, so you should get the chance to become familiar with local school districts.

New York has a wide range of student aid programs for those who are studying teaching. In particular, math and science teachers are in high demand. The New York State Higher Education Service Corporation awards scholarships of $1000 each to math and science teachers.

Search for Teacher Education Programs by City

  • New York City
    • Historically, teaching has been a profession in which collaboration and teamwork are very important. The same is true today. You may find it easier to adjust to your new career when you join a group like the New York State Union of Teachers.

      The future seems stable for teaching, as O*Net reports an expected 8% increase in elementary school teaching jobs and a 2% increase in demand for secondary school teachers through 2022.

      New York Teaching Salaries (2015)
      • Elementary: $74,830 per year
      • Secondary: $76,680 per year
      • Post-Secondary: $83,400 per year
      Statistics provided by the BLS, 2015