Seize your moment. Become a teacher.
Students in the Pathway to Teaching Program develop the knowledge and skills to become effective teachers, ready to meet New York State standards through active engagement in small classes, classroom simulations, field experience, and student teaching.
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Do you have questions you need answered about the program and the admissions process? Schedule an appointment below or call or text your Adult & Graduate Enrollment Representative, Jack West, at 585.902.2920.
- March 19, 2024
At Greece, NY
- March 20, 2024
At Geneva, NY
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Classes One Night a Week (5-9 PM)
Standard Completion Time - 21 months
Program Credits: Childhood - 48, Adolescence - 60
Cost Per Credit: $566
To be considered for enrollment in the Pathway to Teaching program, prospective students must have accumulated 60 hours of college credit and earned at least a C in their classes.
The Pathway to Teaching program provides students with a comprehensive education on teaching in various settings.
The School of Education structures the curriculum into several modules that prospective teachers must complete consecutively to earn their degree.
Teacher Preparation Programs
All courses are constructed by experts in the education field, ensuring that our graduates leave the program able to excel in all areas of study. Each module is concentrated on a particular topic; these topics range from human development, special education, gifted education, ENL students, teaching in public schools, teaching young students or children in early childhood, etc.
The Roberts Wesleyan University Advantage
Roberts Wesleyan University is an educational institution dedicated to fostering the minds of our students and their characters as well. Our well-rounded teacher pathways developed by the School of Education target spiritual, mental, and emotional growth so that all future educators can handle any situation that arises in their schools with distinction.
Modular design that is delivered one course at a time
Coaching through the certification process
Interview prep with local principals and superintendents
Review sessions for certification exams
Teacher Immersion Fellowship Program (paid work in schools while enrolled)
- Rochester City School District
- Charter Schools
- Public Schools
- Private Schools
Become a Certified Teacher
Becoming a teacher is an admirable goal, but it's not one to be taken lightly. Before teaching in the classroom, you have to earn two things: a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or teaching program and your teacher certification.
Searching "teaching programs near me" will generally reveal many opportunities for in-person and online teaching degrees.
There tends to be different requirements and curriculum depending on the state. Still, there are usually teacher education schools or courses where you can earn both a degree and be recommended for certification at the same time.
Furthering Teacher Education
New York State requires practicing teachers earn a graduate degree to earn professional certification.
Roberts Wesleyan University offers several outstanding graduate programs for any interested students.
Frequently Asked Questions
Before applying for a teacher’s certificate, you must obtain a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or teaching program. Earning a bachelor’s degree is typically a three-to-four-year program. Then you will most likely have to complete a student teaching experience followed by taking your state examinations to prove you’re qualified, adding a few more years. After these steps, you can apply for your teaching certificate, state requirements will vary, but this is the general process.
To become a teacher, you need to prove that you’re qualified by acquiring a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or teaching program and then becoming certified in your state. Qualifications may vary slightly depending on your state.