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New York Teacher Colleges and Degrees Online Guide

This guide to teaching schools in New York is designed to assist aspiring teachers who are looking to work in the state’s educational system. New York state requires its teachers to complete an accredited teacher preparation program before beginning work as a teacher within the state. Many colleges and universities with that accreditation exist and this guide will help students find them. Below you will find lists of top-rated New York teaching programs, a table of accredited, state-approved teacher preparation programs, and student reviews of schools in the state. Whether you are new to teaching or an experienced teacher moving up in your career, this guide has been designed to help you find the information you need.

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Table of Contents
Teacher Preparation Program Comparison
Top-Ranked Schools with Education Programs
Select Schools with Teacher Preparation Degrees
Schools with Associate Degrees in Education
Student Reviews


Comparison of New York Schools with Teacher Preparation Programs

We have designed the following table to help you compare teacher preparation programs in New York according to various factors. All of the schools included are not-for-profit institutions approved by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) for the preparation of teachers. Completing a state-approved teacher preparation program is an important step towards earning licensure.

While accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is not a requirement for licensure, it is included in the following table as CAEP provides a highly-regarded accreditation that is accepted in many states.

You will also find data on teacher preparation program enrollment, completion, and licensing exam pass rates by institution, for both traditional and alternative programs, for the 2018-2019 academic year in this table. These data points are collected from annual US Department of Education records under Title II (Teacher Quality) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which provides for reporting that holds institutions and state departments of education accountable for increasing academic achievement through improvements in teacher quality. Traditional teacher preparation programs are usually completed as part of a bachelor’s degree program. Alternative certification programs are typically designed for career changers looking to enter the field and lead to a postgraduate certificate or a master’s degree. Many schools in our table offer both traditional and alternative programs. Take a look at our New York traditional and alternative certification guides for more information.

Finally, we have provided the net price per year for undergraduate tuition, based on the cost of attendance (tuition, books, room and board, and related expenses) for students who qualify for in-state tuition and fees, less the average financial aid award (including grants and scholarships).

State-Approved SchoolCAEP Accred.?5Trad. Teacher Program Enrollment6Trad. Teacher Prep Prog. Completers6Trad. Licensing Exams Pass Rate6Alt. Teacher Program Enrollment6Alt. Teacher Prep Prog. Completers6Alt. Licensing Exams Pass Rate6Net Price1
Adelphi UniversityYes44823294%$29,821
Alfred UniversityNo1303791%$26,544
Bank Street College of EducationNo63016789%N.Av.
Bard CollegeNo321899%$25,484
Barnard CollegeNo217N.Av.$30,572
Boricua CollegeNo27710373%$13,777
Canisius CollegeNo36511183%562295%$18,828
Cazenovia CollegeNo631680%$18,205
Clarkson UniversityNo732295%$30,308
Colgate UniversityNo168N.Av.$25,935
College of Mount Saint VincentNo431773%$20,778
College of Saint RoseNo68118791%$21,818
Columbia UniversityYes$22,126
Cornell UniversityNo$27,522
CUNY Brooklyn CollegeNo2,88962186%31410791%$4,736
CUNY City CollegeNo1,47028186%65410892%$4,546
CUNY College of Staten IslandYes64420091%$6,494
CUNY Hunter CollegeYes3,19178090%75320597%$4,014
CUNY Lehman CollegeYes74225279%3295696%$3,913
CUNY Medgar Evers CollegeYes3952177%$7,090
CUNY New York City College of TechnologyNo11610N.Av.$5,097
CUNY Queens CollegeYes2,43047689%20$5,594
CUNY York CollegeYes1362145%$5,228
D’Youville UniversityNo$21,377
Daemen UniversityNo861597%32813992%$19,314
Dominican College of BlauvaltNo1964574%$20,951
Elmira CollegeNo893092%$21,944
Fordham UniversityNo2615387%$41,569
Hartwick CollegeNo351373%$24,208
Hobart & William Smith CollegesNo11917100%$38,247
Hofstra UniversityNo58720991%11N.Av.$34,011
Houghton CollegeNo10726100%$25,410
Iona CollegeNo964088%$29,103
Ithaca CollegeNo3548292%$35,904
Keuka CollegeNo1722090%$26,126
Le Moyne CollegeNo1827494%$23,937
Long Island University-BrentwoodNo491894%`N.Av.
Long Island University-BrooklynNo1032080%31214890%$25,031
Long Island University-Hudson at WestchesterNo401891%N.Av.
Long Island University-PostNo98024086%N.Av.
Long Island University-RiverheadNo521785%N.Av.
Manhattan CollegeNo2988292%$32,044
Manhattanville CollegeYes62614282%$24,499
Marist CollegeNo3517990%$38,797
Medaille CollegeNo33912772%$13,857
Mercy College-BronxNo1082286%N.Av.
Mercy College-Dobbs FerryYes3108485%$15,721
Mercy College-ManhattanNo34789%N.Av.
Metropolitan College of New YorkNo431342%$24,083
Molloy CollegeNo59316393%$27,454
Mount Saint Mary CollegeYes3624575%11N.Av.$25,959
Nazareth CollegeNo53812688%$31,521
New York Institute of Technology-ManhattanNo6292%N.Av.
New York Institute of Technology-Old WestburyYes1354192%$21,912
New York UniversityNo1,02636686%$45,417
Niagara UniversityYes32311286%$19,172
Nyack CollegeYes682165%$18,349
Pace University-New YorkNo1945666%59216187%$32,866
Pace University-PleasantvilleNo2093889%N.Av.
Pratt InstituteNo862485%$47,516
Relay Graduate School of EducationYes2,36547598%N.Av.
Roberts Wesleyan CollegeNo5028892%$23,359
Rochester Institute of TechnologyYes2711N.Av.$36,514
Sarah Lawrence CollegeNo2310N.Av.$41,396
Siena CollegeNo181888%$29,625
Skidmore CollegeNo4315N.Av.$26,995
St. Bonaventure UniversityYes1559N.Av.$23,748
St. Francis CollegeNo4620N.Av.$15,817
St. John Fisher CollegeYes2285090%$29,722
St. John’s University-QueensNo53613384%41014982%$26,771
St. John’s University-ManhattanNoN.Av.
St. John’s University-Staten IslandNo1382977%$26,771
St. Joseph’s University-Long IslandNo1062893%N.Av.
St. Joseph’s University-SuffolkNo73922082%$16,290
St. Lawrence UniversityYes216N.Av.$31,578
St. Thomas Aquinas CollegeNo2724778%$21,139
SUNY Binghamton UniversityNo786092%$19,061
SUNY Buffalo StateYes1434299%$13,400
SUNY College at BrockportYes77415586%$16,076
SUNY College at CortlandYes2,11239882%$17,743
SUNY Empire State CollegeNo256N.Av.1402095%$12,059
SUNY FredoniaNo82511191%$14,509
SUNY GeneseoYes1,05421698%$18,684
SUNY College at Old WestburyNo42910682%$10,273
SUNY College at OneontaNo1,02315089%$16,635
SUNY New PaltzNo1,29432090%$16,079
SUNY OswegoYes99221286%$16,398
SUNY PlattsburghNo40610891%$15,760
SUNY PotsdamYes80415988%$14,505
SUNY Purchase CollegeNo$16,538
SUNY Stony Brook UniversityNo3339496%$16,478
SUNY University at AlbanyNo1903994%$17,486
SUNY University at BuffaloNo1,10323084%91N.Av.$18,119
Syracuse UniversityNo57012996%$47,177
Touro University-Bay ShoreNo2806675%N.Av.
Touro University-FlatbushNo83024376%N.Av.
Touro University-ManhattanYes1,10132376%$22,711
University of RochesterNo1575695%$36,254
Utica CollegeNo2874983%311N.Av.$22,782
Vassar CollegeNo295N.Av.$26,028
Wagner CollegeNo883777%$31,944
Wells CollegeNo137N.Av.$20.066
Yeshiva UniversityNo295N.Av.$35,603

  • — indicates none or not applicable.
  • N.Av. indicates data was not available or pass rates were omitted for confidentiality.

Top-Ranked Schools with Education Programs in New York

Princeton Review’s Great Schools for Education Majors 2022

  • Barnard College
  • CUNY-Brooklyn College
  • CUNY-Hunter College
  • Colgate University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Elmira College
  • Nazareth College
  • New York University
  • Skidmore College
  • Wagner College

US News & World Report’s Best Graduate Education Programs 2022

  • New York University (#4)
  • Teachers College, Columbia University (#7)
  • University at Buffalo-SUNY (#53)
  • Syracuse University (#58 tie)
  • University at Albany-SUNY (#62 tie)
  • Fordham University (#84 tie)
  • St. John’s University (#87 tie)
  • Binghamton University-SUNY (#100 tie)
  • Hofstra University (#117 tie)
  • University of Rochester (#121 tie)
  • CUNY-Graduate Center (#162 tie)
  • D’Youville University (#207-274)
  • Long Island University (#207-274)
  • Molloy College (#207-274)

US News & World Report’s Best Online Graduate Education Programs 2022

  • University at Albany-SUNY (#8 tie)
  • CUNY-Hunter College (#46 tie)
  • Hofstra University (#53 tie)
  • Touro College (#69 tie)
  • New York Institute of Technology (#77 tie)
  • Stony Brook University-SUNY (#80 tie)
  • St. John’s University (#93 tie)
  • Niagara University (#108 tie)
  • Fordham University (#120 tie)
  • SUNY College-Oneonta (#140 tie)
  • Canisius College (#147 tie)
  • St. Bonaventure University (#162 tie)
  • SUNY-Oswego (#214 tie)
  • College of Saint Rose (#242-321)
  • CUNY-Queens College (#242-321)
  • Mercy College (#242-321)

Select New York Schools with Teacher Preparation Degrees

New York University

New York University (NYU) is home to the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Within the school, students can gain both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Bachelor of Speech (BS) degrees leading to licensure are offered in several areas including Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Science, World Languages, Educational Theatre, and English. For current teachers or students seeking alternative pathways to licensure, graduate programs are offered in most of these areas, either as Master of Arts (MA) or Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degrees In addition, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs are available in topics such as Early Childhood Education; Education and Jewish Studies; Educational Communication and Technology; and Higher and Postsecondary Education. NYU also offers a Minor in Teacher Education as well as certificates in a wide scope of subjects including Dance Education, International Education, Music Education and Vocal Performance.

St. John’s University

St. John’s University is located in Queens and its School of Education offers several degrees for both undergraduates and graduates. Offerings include a Bachelor of Science in Education (BSEd) in Childhood or Adolescent Education as well as a five-year dual-degree program culminating in a BSEd/Master of Science in Education (MSEd) in topics such as special education and literacy. Students can also obtain master’s degrees in topics such as School Building Leadership, Teaching Literacy, and Early Childhood Education. At the doctoral level, programs are offered in Curriculum and Instruction or Literacy; Administration and Supervision; and Instructional Leadership. Current teachers who already hold a New York teaching certificate may be interested in seeking an advanced certificate in Bilingual Education, Gifted Education, School District Leadership, or others.

Schools with Associate Degrees in Education

While a bachelor’s degree is the minimum educational level required to qualify for state certification, an associate’s degree can be the first step towards a career in education. It can qualify graduates for careers in non-licensed roles in early childhood education, after-school care, and related areas. The credits earned from an accredited associate degree program can also typically be transferred towards a bachelor’s degree. The following Alabama schools offer associate’s degrees in education.1 Schools with an asterisk (*) also offer four-year teaching programs and/or alternative route to certification programs.

Associated Beth Rivkah Schools
310 Crown St
Brooklyn, NY 11225
(718) 735-0400
www.bethrivkah.edu

Bnos Zion of Bobov Seminary
1362 50th St
Brooklyn, NY 11219
(718) 483-3080
www.bnoszionbobov.com

CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College
199 Chambers St
New York, NY 10007
(213) 220-8000
www.bmcc.cuny.edu

CUNY Bronx Community College
2155 University Ave
Bronx, NY 10453
(718) 289-5100
www.bcc.cuny.edu

CUNY College of Staten Island*
2800 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10314
(718) 982-2000
www.csi.cuny.edu

CUNY Hostos Community College
500 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 518-4444
www.hostos.cuny.edu

CUNY Kingsborough Community College
2001 Oriental Blvd
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 368-4600
http://www.kbcc.cuny.edu

CUNY LaGuardia Community College
31-10 Thomson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 482-7200
www.laguardia.edu

CUNY Medgar Evers College*
1650 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11225
(718) 270-4900
www.mec.cuny.edu

Seminar L’Moros Bais Yaakov
4420 15th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11219
(718) 435-7486
www.seminarlmorosbaisyaakov.com

SUNY Adirondack
640 Bay Rd
Queensbury, NY 12804
(888) 786-9235
www.sunyacc.edu

SUNY Corning Community College
1 Academic Dr
Corning, NY 14830
(607) 962-9151
www.corning-cc.edu

SUNY Empire State College*
2 Union Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 587-2100
www.esc.edu

SUNY Finger Lakes Community College
3325 Marvin Sands Dr
Canandaigua, NY 14424
www.flcc.edu

SUNY Geneseo*
1 College Cir
Geneseo, NY 14454
(585) 245-5571
www.geneseo.edu

SUNY Herkimer County Community College
100 Reservoir Rd
Herkimer, NY 13350
(315) 866-0300
www.herkimer.edu

SUNY Hudson Valley Community College
80 Vandenburgh Ave
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 629-4822
www.hvcc.edu

SUNY Jamestown Community College
525 Falconer St
Jamestown, NY 14701
www.sunyjcc.edu

SUNY Monroe Community College
1000 E Henrietta RD
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 292-2000
www.monroecc.edu

SUNY Niagara County Community College
3111 Saunders Settlement Rd
Sanborn, NY 14132
(716) 614-6222
www.niagaracc.suny.edu

SUNY Onondaga Community College
4585 W Seneca Tpke
Syracuse, NY 13215
(315) 498-2000
www.sunyocc.edu

SUNY Rockland Community College
145 College Rd
Suffern, NY 10901
(845) 574-4000
www.sunyrockland.edu

SUNY Schenectady County Community College
78 Washington Ave
Schenectady, NY 12305
(518) 381-1200
www.sunysccc.edu

SUNY Suffolk County Community College
Ammerman Campus
533 College Rd
Selden, NY 11784
(631) 451-4110
www.sunysuffolk.edu

Student Reviews

Note: Student Reviews are based on the experiences of a few individuals and it is unlikely that you will have similar results. Please review the “Data, Student Reviews and Other Information” section in our Terms of Use and Disclaimers.

Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 254-4636
https://www.cornell.edu/

Student Review: “The teaching program at Cornell University was excellent – both in its academic challenges and its practical skill opportunities provided. The classroom courses were extremely valuable for they provided me with a solid foundation, not only for adolescent education but also for young adult education. The coursework was difficult but I was motivated by my professors to succeed. The one drawback to the classroom courses was their size. Certain required classes had over 200 students and therefore made it difficult to establish a connection with the professor. The most attractive characteristic of Cornell’s teaching program was the bountiful practical opportunities it provided. I was able to fulfill much of my time at a local pre-school and elementary school – and I had many options to choose from when deciding where to teach. Overall, the program is well designed and prepares its students exceptionally well for the post-graduate teaching world.” -Danielle S., student at Cornell University
stars-5
Student Review: “Cornell University is located in the beautiful city of Ithaca. Surrounded by Cayuga Lake, a part of the finger lakes region, the campus stands tall atop a towering hill. With older, Gothic-style buildings mixed with more modern structures, the campus conveys a true “college campus” feel for its students. While I enjoyed the vast majority of my experience at Cornell, I found its large class sizes to be difficult at times. This made it difficult to establish a connection with the professor and intimidating at times to ask questions. The social life and extracurricular activities are plentiful and I made lifelong friends during my time there. I will always remember the fall when the entire campus is covered in leaves of countless shades and colors and the winters when all you can see is white snow and the campus turns into a ‘winter wonderland.’ Overall I cherish my time spent at Cornell and I will return many times in the future to relive my fond memories of my undergraduate education.” -Student at Cornell University
stars-4

CUNY Brooklyn College
2900 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11210
(718) 951-5000
http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/home.php

Student Review: “I attended the training program for the New York City Teaching Fellows in the summer of 2005, to begin teaching that fall. They worked with a number of universities within the CUNY system, and my particular college where I took the courses was Brooklyn College. Part of the program was to do field work in a school within the city, chosen by the program. Overall, I found the program itself to be highly organized, and the staff to be friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable. I found, however, that the program did not fully prepare you for the rigors of becoming a full-time teacher as advertised. As such, I am uncertain if this is because of the quality of the program or the nature of the job. I found (as did some of my colleagues) that NYC Teaching Fellows are not received well in some parts of the city, due to the abundance of people on staff that have traditionally obtained teaching degrees.” -Student at Brooklyn College
stars-3

CUNY City College
160 Convent Ave
New York, NY 10031
(212) 650-7000
https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/

Student Review: “I will share my thinking about the focus on teacher reflection in teacher education programs around the world. In doing so, I will reflect back on the last 30 or so years that I have been a university teacher educator, in terms of my reading of the international literature and on how I have observed the idea of teacher reflection being used in teacher education programs in the U.S. and in the many countries that I have had the privilege to visit. During my time as a teacher education student and as an elementary school teacher in the public schools in the USA, the emphasis was on preparing teachers to behave in certain ways (eg. asking certain kinds of questions) that were assumed to be effective in raising students’ standardized test scores. There was no research and no real discussion in teacher education about teacher thinking and with helping teachers understand the rationales underlying the use of different teaching strategies or with helping teachers learn how to exercise their judgment in the classroom to meet the constantly changing learning needs of their students. At the heart of CUNY’s mission rests its commitment to providing all New Yorkers with access to a rigorous undergraduate education and ensuring a successful, enriching academic experience.” -Student at CUNY
stars-4

CUNY Hunter College
695 Park Ave
New York, NY 10065
(212) 772-4000
https://hunter.cuny.edu/

Student Review: “The teaching program was decent – it allowed me to accomplish my goal of receiving my masters degree while working full time, but I am skeptical that the actual coursework corresponded to the quality of teaching I executed in the classroom. I often felt I was completing busy work. This, of course, varied from professor to professor and course to course. The most frustrating thing was the way the teaching requirements for certification shifted while we were in the program, thus causing us to have to take (read: spend money on) additional certification tests and jump through requirement hoops in order to graduate. Overall, I was grateful to get my degree but I would not desire to go back.” -Student at CUNY Hunter College
stars-3

CUNY Queens College
65-30 Kissena Blvd
Queens, NY 11367
(718) 997-5000
https://www.qc.cuny.edu/

Student Review: “The Queens College teaching program is one of the best programs for education in the country. I am currently enrolled in the program and almost finished. I’ve taken a few education courses so far and I am so pleased with them. The professors are all trained well and reply to your emails very quickly. Their office hours are made for whenever you can attend. I really enjoyed observing classrooms and I loved how nice the other education majors were. The computer lab with free printing for education students is very nice. The one aspect of the program that I think should be improved is they should have more classes since some courses are very limited with the times the course can be taken.” -Michelle N., student at CUNY Queens College
stars-4

Fordham University
Bronx, NY 10458
(718) 817-1000
https://www.fordham.edu/

Student Review: “I had a wonderful experience at Fordham University’s teacher preparation program. Not only did we learn educational theory and applicable pedagogical methods but they also ensured that we met certification standards for our state. After beginning my first year teaching I have felt well prepared and qualified for my position, being relatively new to teaching. We also have an extensive network of alumni to connect with, which in many cases can help us find employment.” -Student at Fordham University
stars-5

Hofstra University
1000 Hempstead Turnpike
Hempstead, NY 11549
(516) 463-6600
https://www.hofstra.edu/

Student Review: “I enjoyed Hofstra’s music education program. I am almost finished and feel that it has prepared me for the outside world. They have brought in numerous groups and people that have enhanced my learning experience and brought real-world application. I’ve been able to network with local professionals that have helped me to gain ground in the music world. I’ve also made lifelong friends in the music field and the confidence to work with them in the future. The University also provides ample performance opportunities in top-notch ensembles. I’ve personally been involved in over 10 performing groups throughout my time in college. The university was also extremely helpful in the placement of classes and clear with what we needed to do. Overall I would attend Hofstra again.” -Richard C., student at Hofstra University
stars-5

Marist College
3399 North Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 575-3000
https://www.marist.edu/

Student Review: “I had an excellent experience in Marist’s teacher preparation program. As an Adolescent Education major, I had the unique opportunity to major in both education and my subject area, and I feel very prepared to teach English Language Arts. The curriculum was both challenging and authentic– the classes we take are aligned with the skills we will need in the classroom. The major assignments we completed were excellent work samples to bring on interviews and to demonstrate our philosophy of teaching. The professors in the department are easily accessible and get to know every teacher candidate well because of the small class sizes. Finally, I had an excellent student teaching experience in both a middle school and a high school near the college. Spending 7 weeks in both schools, and teaching two different units with different groups of students, was an excellent experience and helped me realize what grades I liked teaching the most! The only thing that I would improve would be that Adolescent Education majors do not take a Classroom Management class, which I feel would be so beneficial prior to student teaching and entering the profession.” -Student at Marist College
stars-5

Nazareth College
4245 East Ave
Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 389-2525
https://www2.naz.edu/

Student Review: “Nazareth has a small but pretty campus. However, due to the construction of new buildings and parking lots in more recent years, the campus has had more dusty/off-limit areas and trees are disappearing. The food service is not very good, choices are not usually good and the taste is often times less than satisfactory. There seems to be a problem with Internet speed all across the campus, both through Wifi and when plugged directly in. The faculty here, however, is the high point of the school. They are extremely well trained in their fields of teaching, and for the most part, are very good teachers, as well. They make sure students are ready for exams, and do their best to make class an enjoyable experience, as well.” -Elizabeth A., student at Nazareth College
stars-3

Niagara University
5795 Lewiston Rd
Niagara University, NY 14109
(716) 286-8700
https://www.niagara.edu/

Student Review: “Attending Niagara University for teacher preparation was an experience which I would give mixed reviews. I enjoyed the fact that they kept our entire class of 40 students linked together in a cohort, as we were accelerating through our degree. This allowed me to link with the people who I knew I would work well with. I also liked the relatively small class sizes. The campus is beautiful and there is a lot to do. I also found tuition for this private institution to be reasonable. Unfortunately, because our program was different from the traditional teacher prep program, all of our instructors were contingent (adjunct) faculty and did not really have any stake in whether we were successful or not. They had very little actual interest in the campus; rather they were focused on the advancement of their own career. The assignments which they gave were mostly impractical and dealt with the theory of education, rather than providing real-world examples of how the theory would play out. The program also needed to do a better job at screening cooperating teachers for the 14-week student teaching placement. When I had a miserable cooperating teacher, who in my opinion was in it for her own personal gain, they did not respond with a new placement. Thus, I had to endure 7 weeks working with a woman who was verbally abusive to not only me but her students as well. I would recommend Niagara University’s teacher prep program only in a traditional program. One where the program is taught by full-time faculty, rather than contingent faculty. I would caution that anyone interested in attending this school be vigilant towards administration, so as not to have a bad experience.” -Student at Niagara University
stars-3

Rochester Institute of Technology
1 Lomb Memorial Dr
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 475-2411
https://www.rit.edu/

Student Review: “I found my experience at Rochester Institute of Technology to be academically stimulating and rewarding. I was able to develop close and collegial relationships with my professors, and particularly with my thesis adviser. The ability to take related courses in other disciplines was greatly beneficial in rounding out my education. One of my favorite things about RIT is that the atmosphere is very down-to-earth and non-competitive. Outside of academics, the food is pretty good and the student-run radio station (WITR) is great. As far as dislikes, Rochester is a very snowy and cold place to live. If you can’t handle long winters, Rochester is not for you. RIT is also a dry campus, meaning that parties can be easily shut down if alcohol is present. Lastly, the immediate area around RIT is not that interesting, however, the city of Rochester does offer some wonderful arts and cultural events, as well as some great restaurants and bars.” -Anthony A., student at Rochester Institute of Technology
stars-4

SUNY at Albany
1400 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12222
(518) 442-3300
https://www.albany.edu/

Student Review: “The University at Albany’s teaching program has given me great opportunities to succeed. The courses here are fun, interesting and not too overwhelming. The professors are well trained in their respective fields and do a good job at teaching the material. I would recommend everyone to come here to the University at Albany because they make you feel at home here and take you in as one of their own. I currently am teaching a Calculus and Statistics class here and I must say I love it. The only thing negative part of the program is that my class schedule at times has been inconvenient for me.” -Jon K., student at SUNY at Albany
stars-5

SUNY Binghamton
4400 Vestal Pkwy E
Binghamton, NY 13902
(607) 777-2000
https://www.binghamton.edu/

Student Review: “Overall, my education degree experience at Binghamton University was amazing! The professors were very supportive and always available via e-mail or phone to answer any questions we had. Furthermore, the assistants within the department were incredibly helpful. They were willing to spend hours answering any questions we had and helping us find what we needed. Our class sizes were small, which made us feel like a family and getting to know all of the professors made the experience much better. Some classes could be a little difficult, but as long as you put in the work and kept in communication with the professor, you were going to end up doing well in the course. The education program at Binghamton University was one of the best programs I encountered while in school. I would recommend them to anyone looking to get a degree in education in New York State!” -Student at SUNY Binghamton
stars-5
Student Review: “The education/teacher program at Binghamton University (SUNY Binghamton) is one of the best in the state. The professors and staff that work within the program are some of the most caring people I met on campus. They work hard to provide you with the best education and the best possibility of receiving a job after you graduate. I made a lot of friends within the program and still communicate with a lot of my professors and fellow students about how to implement certain aspects of the job. I would be happy to recommend this program and this school to anyone interested in becoming a teacher or getting a degree in education.” -Student at Binghamton University
stars-5

SUNY Brockport
350 New Campus Dr
Brockport, NY 14420
(585) 395-2211
https://www.brockport.edu/

Student Review: “The College at Brockport education program was a fantastic experience for me. The coursework was definitely rigorous, but I learned a ton that I am still using in my current teaching career. The professors and other support staff were certainly there for the student and not just the paycheck. They were relatable, kind, and exceptionally intelligent (Yale and Oxford educated). The professors were always available during their office hours during the week, to talk about coursework or just to talk. My classmates who I was tracked with throughout the program were a lot of fun and were informed individuals as well. The one facet of the Brockport Education Program that could be improved is the advertisement of it. I was delayed a semester for entering the program simply because of poor advisement, but also because there were no posters displaying information about it!” -Student at SUNY College at Brockport
stars-4
Student Review: “Everything about Brockport was a positive experience for me. The teachers that I had were always willing to help and spend extra time outside of class to help you understand the material being taught in class. There were also so many opportunities for tutoring and people to go to if you needed extra help. There are so many places on campus to go to study and be in seclusion if needed in order to get the most out of your schoolwork. There is a large number of clubs and organizations to join and there is really a club for anyone and everyone. Everyone at Brockport was always very comforting and made the transition to college life very easy.” -Student at SUNY College at Brockport
stars-5
Student Review: “The education/teacher program at Binghamton University (SUNY Binghamton) is one of the best in the state. The professors and staff that work within the program are some of the most caring people I met on campus. They work hard to provide you with the best education and the best possibility of receiving a job after you graduate. I made a lot of friends within the program and still communicate with a lot of my professors and fellow students about how to implement certain aspects of the job. I would be happy to recommend this program and this school to anyone interested in becoming a teacher or getting a degree in education.” -Student at SUNY College at Brockport
stars-5

SUNY Buffalo State College
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
(716) 878-4000
https://suny.buffalostate.edu/

Student Review: “My experience was that students moved through this program quickly. This was done by few class meetings, no assignments, and all classes consisting of open discussions. There were texts associated with the courses, but they were not consulted often, outside of the literacy courses. Overall this was a hands off, no rules program. Some courses never met and assignments were not assessed or discussed, simply filling gaps. At no time during the coursework, outside of the literacy course, did I feel I was being prepared to be an educator. If I were to alter this course I would look for more involved professors. I would also add more courses related to child psychology and classroom management skills and development.” -Student at SUNY Buffalo
stars-2

SUNY Cortland
22 Graham Ave
Cortland, NY 13045
(607) 753-2011
https://www2.cortland.edu/home/

Student Review: “The education program at SUNY Cortland is unlike any other. The faculty treats each and every one of their students with respect and allow for the maximum amount of retention for everything they teach you in their programs. The faculty also is one of the most respected and well renown group of people on the east coast. I think my favorite part of the program was the fact that there were so many opportunities around the community and school to further my progress as a future educator and professional. Networking was also a great part of SUNY Cortland since the program has such an established name for itself that others know you are part of a unique group of professionals.” -Matt E., student at SUNY College at Cortland
stars-5

SUNY Delhi
454 Delhi Dr
Delhi, NY 13753
(607) 746-4000
https://www.delhi.edu/

Student Review: “SUNY Delhi offers a teacher transfer program that was very helpful early on in my career as a college student. When I first enrolled in school, I wanted to teach High School English. Many teacher education programs are spent doing general education courses for the first two semesters alongside many other liberal arts students. At SUNY Delhi, I was required to take two foundations of education courses and it was required of me to observe in a classroom that had students who were the age I wished to teach. This hands-on experience early in my college career really helped me to solidify the decision of whether or not I wanted to be a high school teacher.” -Student at State University of New York at Delhi
stars-5

SUNY Stony Brook University
100 Nicolls Rd
Stony Brook, NY 11794
(631) 632-6000
https://www.stonybrook.edu/

Student Review: “The teaching program at Stony Brook University was average. As a full-time teacher now for over 10 years, I have to say that the program did not fully prepare me for teaching in the “real world”. Much of the learning was from textbooks. The most valuable learning was creating lesson plans. The lesson plan format was actually carried over to the actual job. It was only when I began my student teaching portion of the program did I get the experience that I would later apply to the classroom. I wish that they would have had classes for example on classroom management, the hierarchy and roles of individuals in the system, and on tools to help you be more efficient in the classroom. Overall, It was not the best training that I could have had but it was sufficient enough to get me started.” -Rosemary B., student at Stony Brook University
stars-3
Student Review: “Stony Brook University offers a great Masters in Education program. I had majored in English and wanted to pursue it. We had great teachers, but the workload was intense. There were some professors I felt that weren’t open enough to communication but there was one, Professor Lund, who was not only very approachable but gave awesome advice as well. I felt guided in the program and got loads of information on state testing and licensing as well. Although I had to start out non-matriculated at first, it was an easy transition into the program. We had lots of group work and were given assignments that would help us work on lesson plans for different types of students—disabled, or even English as Second Language students. I want to say that it took me about 2 years to finish the program, as I took about 4 classes (about 12-14 credits). During this time, I was also student teaching so that I was able to implement whatever I learned in my work. Since we have a coordinating teacher to report to, I rarely found myself in conflict with their plans, because of the way I was taught at Stony. They were very appreciative of my approach and understanding of how to teach different works of literature, working with analysis, poems, drama, Shakespeare, etc. Professor Lund was my supervising professor and she would come in once in a while to observe at the high school where I began my student teaching. All in all, my program at Stony Brook and my student teaching went hand-in-hand. Although the classes were demanding, there were very good professors who were willing to give realistic insight into their fields of teaching.” -Student at Stony Brook University
stars-4

Teachers College at Columbia University
525 W 120th St
New York, NY 10027
(212) 678-3000
https://www.tc.columbia.edu/

Student Review: “Teachers College, as part of Columbia University, has an Ivy-league reputation that can open many professional doors for those who complete their graduate teacher preparation program there. While the education building itself has the old-school feel of a high-tier school, the education itself is overpriced and far too theoretical to be as valuable as its hefty tuition price tag. While the faculty is committed to the field, this commitment is most often expressed through extensive and meticulous research. This wealth of academic research, while it brings recognition to the college, but it doesn’t often translate into real-world applications for students beginning their education careers. The focus and structure of the education programs need more application and real-world, hands-on education opportunities to truly prepare students.” -Student at Teachers College at Columbia University
stars-3

The College of Saint Rose
432 Western Ave
Albany, NY 12203
((800) 637-8556
https://www.strose.edu/

Student Review: “My educational experience at St. Rose still resonantes as one of the most profound of my life. I was held to a much higher standard and of education than most programs offer. I engaged in excellent pedagogical discourse with professors who engaged me in learning not only the curriculum but to participate in it. The professors were analytical, thought-provoking and strove to maintain high standards in the classroom, which in turn influenced me to work as hard for them as they did for me. I was provided with rich data-driven instruction promoted by differentiated learning styles. Professors actually walked the talk of the educational swinging pendulum and implemented diverse methods into the classroom to engage student learning. In sum, it was the best educational experience of my life.” -Andrea V., student at The College of Saint Rose
stars-5

References:
1. National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
2. The Princeton Review. The Best 385 Colleges, 2022 Edition. The Princeton Review, 2021.
3. US News & World Report Best Graduate Education Schools 2022: https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-education-schools/edu-rankings
4. US News & World Report Best Online Graduate Education Schools 2022: https://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/education/rankings
5. Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP): http://caepnet.org/provider-search
6. US Department of Education 2020 Title II Report: https://title2.ed.gov/Public/Home.aspx