New York Teacher Education Programs

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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.

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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

      Teacher Training Programs in New York

      • New York University: At New York University Online, you may further your teaching education with a number of distance learning programs. The teacher education program offers some NYU programs online, including English education and math education. After attending NYU programs, graduates may apply for certification via the state licensing agency.
      • Grand Canyon University Online: With the Grand Canyon University graduation rate currently sitting at 30%, this competitive school has much to offer prospective students. Popular Grand Canyon University Online programs explore topics like elementary education, secondary education, special education, and instructional technology.
      • Walden University: At this institution, working teachers may take the next step in their education with a Walden University Master's in education. At the Master's degree level, some of the fields you may study include early childhood studies, higher education, and instructional design and technology. Walden University tuition costs range from $570 to $810 per credit hour.
      • City College of New York: This school's leadership and special education department aims to create skilled educators who can take on meaningful management roles in special education. If you pursue a license in secondary education, you may study art education, English education, mathematics, science education, social studies, or Spanish education.