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New York Teaching Certificate Programs

Below you’ll find a comprehensive listing of the Graduate Teaching Certificate programs available from schools in New York. If you’re looking for initial teacher certification programs, check out either our list of Bachelors in Education Programs or New York Alternative Certification Programs. Most of the programs down below are for people who are already teachers.

A way to stand out above your peers is by advancing your degree even further with the option of a master’s plus 30 credits (also known as an advanced certificate). Teachers who wish to stand out from their peers may elect to earn this distinction. An add-on or advanced certificate can prepare you to teach in new areas while simultaneously helping you improve your current classroom instruction. The U.S. Department of Education has a designated budget for bilingual teachers, English teachers for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), foreign language teachers, library and school media instructors, and career and technical education teachers. According to 2016 data, between the years of 2016 to 2026 O*Net is projecting a 10% increase in hiring vocational teachers in NY.

Schools Offering Teaching Certificates in New York

At Columbia University’s Teacher’s College, teachers can earn a certificate in the high-demand area of TESOL education. Teachers who are certified in another area can enroll in the advanced certificate course to obtain a New York State Bilingual Extension Certificate. Dowling College offers post-graduate advanced certificate programs in the areas of technology, school business leadership and gifted education. A technology certificate will prepare you to work in the in-demand area of technology education. At the College of Saint Rose, teachers can earn an add-on certificate in birth-grade 12 special education, as well as professional special education. The U.S. Department of Education noted that special education was an in-demand area for the entire state during the 2010-2011 school year.