Teacher Education Programs

Whether you want to become a teacher or are already one - now's the time to complete your teaching degree! New York State and others are facing a current and future teacher shortage. Programs below lead to initial or professional certification for elementary, middle, or high school teachers in New York State. 

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Programs leading to Initial and Professional Certification

Become a Teacher

Bachelor's degrees leading to Initial Certification

Pathway to Teaching, B.S.

Pathway to Teaching

Prepare for initial certification in one of three specialities

Nursing Education

Traditional Undergraduate Programs

Prepare for initial certification in a variety of concentrations through a traditional, daytime program


Master's degrees learing to Initial Certification

Pathway to Teaching, B.S.

Childhood and Special Education

Prepare for dual certification in Initial Childhood and Students with Disabilities in Grades 1-6

Nursing Education

Adolescence and Students with Disabilities

Prepare for dual certification in Initial Adolescence and Students with Disabilities 7-12 Generalist

Already a Teacher?

Professional Certification Programs (For those with Initial Certification)

Pathway to Teaching, B.S.

Literacy Education

Prepare for professional certification in Literacy Education

Nursing Education

Special Education (online)

Prepare for professional certification in Special Education, with the option to specialize in working with students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities


Programs designed for the working teacher

  • Earn certification in 12-22 months
  • Choose from full-time and part-time options
  • Attend class in the evenings (after 5 PM) or fully online
  • Receive exceptional support from faculty and staff, with test prep and career placement services

Contact Information: Adult & Graduate Admissions | 585.594.6600 | AGE: AGE-Admissions@roberts.edu