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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. The contents on this page provide valuable information on the various teaching degrees offered by several colleges and universities in the state. Teacher preparation programs prepare future teachers for a career in the classroom or are great options for experienced teachers who are pursuing an advancement in an established teaching career. For useful information on teaching degrees in New York, take a look at our table of top-rated teaching schools,
list of nationally accredited teacher preparation programs, and student reviews of schools in the state. Whether you are fresh out of college or looking to advance your current career, this guide should help you find the right program for your individual needs.

Schools with Teaching Programs

  • There are 129 colleges and universities with teacher degree programs in New York.1
  • 20 colleges and universities offer a master’s or advanced degree in education.1
  • 74 colleges and universities offer a master’s or advanced degree in education.1
  • 87 colleges and universities offer a master’s or advanced degree in education.1

Institutional Facts for Schools with Teaching Programs

  • Highest graduation rate*: Columbia University 94%, Cornell University 94%.1
  • Highest transfer-out rate*: D’Youville College 45%.1
  • Highest net price per year*: The New School $45,504.1
  • Lowest net price per year*: CUNY Lehman College $6,159.1
  • Annual undergraduate tuition range for teaching degree programs in New York*: $2,327-$45,504.2
  • 9 schools in the Kiplinger’s Best Values in Public Colleges in 2017: SUNY Geneseo (#40 in-state, #23 out-of-state), Stony Brook University (#35 in-state, #32 out-of-state), Queens College CUNY (#64 in-state, #43 out-of-state), Binghamton University (#15 in-state, #8 out-of-state), Hunter College (#80 in-state, #38 out-of-state), SUNY New Paltz (#75 in-state, #53 out-of-state), University at Buffalo (#57 in-state, #74 out-of-state), Purchase College (#95 in-state, #71 out-of-state), SUNY Plattsburgh (#97 in-state, #81 out-of-state).
  • 8 schools ranked in US News Best Graduate Education Programs in 2017: Columbia University (#7), New York University (#13), Fordham Univeresity (#48), Syracuse University (#57), University at Albany (#66), University at Buffalo (#80), St. John’s University (#93), Hofstra University (#141).
  • 7 schools ranked in US News Best Online Graduate Education Programs in 2017: University at Albany (#6), University at Buffalo (#10), New York Institute of Technology-Old Westbury (#22), St. John’s University (#22), Stony Brook University (#35), Hofstra University (#56), Niagara University (#158).
  • 95 teacher programs are accredited by the NCATE, TEAC, or CAEP (see below).*

*For not-for-profit four-year colleges and universities with teacher degree programs.

Top-Rated 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 Department of Education 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. We have also included rankings from US News as well as ratings from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), a research and policy group that scores teacher preparation programs at the national level using key standards chosen to measure students’ preparation for success in teaching. For further information on the NCTQ’s program rankings, please see the notes below the table.

You will also find data on teacher preparation program enrollment, completion, and licensing exam pass rates by institution 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.

Programs that are not ranked, or for which data is not available, in a given category are denoted as “–“.

State-Approved SchoolCAEP Accred.?6NCTQ Undergrad Elementary Prog. % (2016)**7NCTQ Undergrad Secondary Prog. % (2017)**7Teacher Prep Prog. Enrollment8Teacher Prep Prog. Completers8Licensing Exams Pass Rate8Net Price***1
Adelphi UniversityYes40123994%$28,095
Alfred State CollegeYes67%122894%$22,075
Bank Street College of EducationYes38224294%
Bard CollegeYes252198%$29,356
Barnard CollegeYes1711
Berkeley CollegeNo
Berkeley College-BrooklynNo
Binghamton University, SUNYYes503996%$16,540
Boricua CollegeYes1494893%$17,472
Briarcliffe CollegeNo
Canisius CollegeYes52%23912292%$20,767
Cazenovia CollegeYes699$17,349
Clarkson UniversityNo242096%$31,181
Colgate UniversityYes63$22,463
College at Brockport, SUNYYes29%83%38714585%$14,267
College of Mount St. VincentYes22%76%461679%
College of New RochelleYes32%28%2308265%$33,856
College of St. RoseYes63222583%$23,246
Columbia UniversityYes82851794%$22,973
Concordia College-New YorkYes931090%$20,327
Cornell UniversityNo$30,014
CUNY Brooklyn CollegeYes25%59%233848583%$9,771
CUNY City CollegeYes70%64%142535180%$8,547
CUNY College Staten IslandYes72222591%$10,627
CUNY Hunter CollegeYes99%99%230166193%$10,201
CUNY Lehman CollegeYes66%87%33083%$6,159
CUNY Queens CollegeNo15%23%255388984%$8,704
CUNY York CollegeYes2134065%$7,528
Daemen CollegeYes16%16%2162897%$17,106
Davis CollegeNo
Dominican CollegeYes8%1143979%$19,742
Dowling CollegeNo92022391%
D’Youville CollegeYes1696993%$20,174
Elmira CollegeYes86%54%1105384%$26,024
Empire State CollegeYes1486%
Five Towns CollegeYes74%4717
Fordham UniversityYes2747089%$38,008
Fredonia, State University of New YorkYes93%86%85229883%$16,622
Hartwick CollegeYes231677%$25,421
Hobart & William Smith CollegeYes54%25%812290%$38,805
Hofstra UniversityYes45430990%$32,169
Houghton CollegeYes34%42%845394%$21,518
Iona CollegeYes34%1114569%$27,021
Ithaca CollegeYes87%38511192%$35,049
Keuka CollegeYes16%913687%$24,126
Le Moyne CollegeYes60%57%5016694%$23,361
Long Island University-BrentwoodNo6749
Long Island University-BrooklynYes2%51533100%$25,952
Long Island University-PostYes34%46%52029678%$27,757
Long Island University-RiverheadYes2%361971%
Manhattan CollegeYes49%49%30085$32,576
Manhattanville CollegeYes61%60023187%$25,450
Marist CollegeYes19%37%33814490%$35,817
Medaille CollegeYes15%7658%$14,205
Medaille College-AmherstYes
Medaille College-RochesterYes
Medgar Evers CollegeYes9%2671560%$9,901
Mercy College-BronxYes1072685%
Mercy College-ManhattanYes373594%
Mercy College-White PlainsYes15519385%$16,060
Mercy College-Yorktown HeightsYes1693%
Metropolitan College of New YorkYes192175%$20,590
Molloy CollegeYes25%60217688%$27,839
Monroe CollegeNo1472964%
Mount Saint Mary CollegeYes25%42%33111875%$26,356
Nazareth CollegeYes32813492%$28,379
New York City College of TechnologyYes
New York Institute of Technology-ManhattanYes475%
New York Institute of Technology-Old WestburyYes22677%$23,647
New York UniversityYes68%52236789%$35,147
Niagara UniversityYes19%26%27414383%$18,523
Nyack CollegeYes591991%$17,987
Pace University-New YorkYes88%4566183%$31,040
Pace University-PleasantvilleYes2148888%
Pratt InstituteYes651575%$44,244
Queens CollegeYes
Relay Graduate School of EducationYes512
Rensselaer Polytechnical InstituteNo
Roberts Wesleyan CollegeYes66%2129193%$22,681
Rochester Institute of TechnologyYes241776%$29,111
Sage College of AlbanyYes6515$20,077
Sage College of TroyYes1565582%$20,077
Sarah Lawrence CollegeYes121273%$32,897
School of Visual ArtsYes161350%
Siena CollegeYes37%122391%
Skidmore CollegeYes3113$23,941
St. Bonaventure UniversityYes34%1554489%$23,336
St. Francis CollegeYes3%4%1354663%$14,830
St. John Fisher CollegeYes57%30%1787790%$27,291
St. John’s UniversityYes21%8541286%$26,582
St. John’s University-Staten IslandYes60112
St. Joseph’s CollegeYes46%785086%$16,831
St. Joseph’s College-SuffolkYes39323278%
St. Lawrence UniversityYes21%288
St. Thomas Aquinas CollegeYes14%1514884%$20,823
Stony Brook College (SUNY)Yes52%25110293%$13,615
SUNY College at CortlandYes34%44%133644389%$17,422
SUNY GeneseoYes89%74%65919995%$17,283
SUNY College at Old WestburyYes10%54%33410473%$10,050
SUNY College at OneontaYes86%94%77825187%$15,498
SUNY New PaltzYes95%34%57324690%$14,605
SUNY OswegoYes76%59%60228580%$16,381
SUNY PlattsburgYes37610090%$14,287
SUNY PotsdamYes23%58522889%$14,209
Syracuse UniversityYes42119189%$31,823
Touro CollegeYes249176679%$18,928
University at Albany, SUNYYes3264596%$15,114
University at Buffalo, SUNYYes104534781%$15,987
University of RochesterYes17560100%$34,170
Utica CollegeYes43%14%2295693%$24,153
Vassar CollegeYes328
Wagner CollegeYes25%624086%$27,217
Wells CollegeYes132$19,209
Yeshiva UniversityYes2611$30,968

*The NCTQ rated undergraduate elementary teaching programs in 2016 and undergraduate secondary teaching programs in 2017 by national percentile based on their overall scores on the NCTQ’s standards for teacher education. Schools that do not provide data on all key standards or that fall below the top 50% of schools nationally are not included by the NCTQ in their ratings. Visit the NCTQ website for more information on its standards and methodologies.
**Net price is per year for undergraduate tuition as calculated by the National Center for Education Statistics 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).

Profiles of Well-Known Schools

New York University: New York University, or NYU, is among the most prestigious universities in the world. It is also home to the highly regarded Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. It is one of NYU’s largest schools and serves over 6400 students each year. Currently the school is educating 2500 undergraduate students and 3,900 graduate students. More than 260 full-time faculty in 11 separate departments form the academic core of the School. NYU offers approximately twenty undergraduate programs in unique and engaging fields such as studio art, teacher education and more. The Steinhardt School is known for its unique and leading edge programs that are the envy of other post secondary institutions. The diverse environment of New York allows students to benefit from the fantastic partnerships the school is able to make with neighboring schools, educational organizations, and non-profits. Not only do NYU Education students receive tier one coursework, but also they are also able to engage in learning experiences outside that class that are second to none.

St. Johns University: St. Johns University is located in Queens, New York and enjoys a sound academic reputation built upon world-class faculty, groundbreaking research and innovative instruction. St. Johns School of Education offers several iterations of the Bachelor of Science degree in education as well as graduate and doctoral degrees that are a great fit for students no matter where they are in their education or career. The St. Johns’ University School of Education engages students in dynamic learning experiences that shape their education and training as educators in an increasingly difficult educational system that continues to become more complex. The School of Education is home to several hundred St. Johns University students, and is among the largest schools located on the Queen’s campus. Courses are also available to students in Manhattan, Staten Island, and online.

Teacher Preparation Programs Accredited by the NCATE, TEAC, or CAEP

  • Adelphi University
  • Alfred State College
  • Bank Street College of Education
  • Bard College
  • Barnard College
  • Boricua College
  • Canisius College
  • Cazenovia College
  • Colgate University
  • College of Mount St. Vincent
  • College of New Rochelle
  • College of St. Rose
  • Columbia University
  • Concordia College-New York
  • CUNY Brooklyn College
  • CUNY City College
  • CUNY College Staten Island
  • CUNY Hunter College
  • CUNY Lehman College
  • CUNY York College
  • Daemen College
  • Dominican College
  • D’Youville College
  • Elmira College
  • Empire State College
  • Five Towns College
  • Fordham University
  • Hartwick College
  • Hobart & William Smith College
  • Hofstra University
  • Houghton College
  • Iona College
  • Ithaca College
  • Keuka College
  • Le Moyne College
  • Long Island University-Brooklyn
  • Long Island University-Brookville
  • Long Island University-Hudson
  • Long Island University-Post
  • Long Island University-Riverhead
  • Manhattan College
  • Manhattanville College
  • Marist College
  • Medaille College
  • Medgar Evers College
  • Mercy College
  • Metropolitan College of New York
  • Molloy College
  • Mount Saint Mary College
  • Nazareth College
  • New York City College of Technology
  • New York Institute of Technology
  • New York University
  • Niagara University
  • Nyack College
  • Pace University
  • Pratt Institute
  • Queens College
  • Relay Graduate School of Education
  • Roberts Wesleyan College
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • The Sage Colleges
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • School of Visual Arts
  • Siena College
  • Skidmore College
  • St. Bonaventure University
  • St. Francis College
  • St. John Fisher College
  • St. John’s University
  • St. Joseph’s College
  • St. Lawrence University
  • St. Thomas Aquinas College
  • Stony Brook University
  • SUNY Binghamton
  • SUNY Brockport
  • SUNY Cortland
  • SUNY Fredonia
  • SUNY Geneseo
  • SUNY New Paltz
  • SUNY Old Westbury
  • SUNY Oneonta
  • SUNY Oswego
  • SUNY Plattsburg
  • SUNY Potsdam
  • Syracuse University
  • Touro College
  • University at Albany
  • University at Buffalo
  • University of Rochester
  • Utica College
  • Vassar College
  • Wagner College
  • Wells College
  • Yeshiva University

Read more about the CAEP, NCATE, and TEAC accrediting bodies.

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Schools with Teaching Degree Programs in New York

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.

Adelphi University
South Ave
Garden City, NY 11530-0701
(516) 877-3000

Adirondack Community College*
640 Bay Rd
Queensbury, NY 12804
(518) 743-2200

Alfred University
One Saxon Dr
Alfred, NY 14802-1205
(607) 871-2111
www.alfred.edu

Bank Street College of Education
610 W 112 St
New York, NY 10025
(212) 875-4400

CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College*
199 Chambers St
New York, NY 10007-1097
(212) 220-8000

CUNY Bronx Community College*
W 181 St & University Ave
Bronx, NY 10453
(718) 289-5100

CUNY Brooklyn College
2900 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11210-2889
(718) 951-5000

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 10031-9101
(212) 650-7000

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

CUNY Hunter College
695 Park Ave
New York, NY 10065
(212) 772-4000

CUNY Kingsborough Community College*
2001 Oriental Blvd
Brooklyn, NY 11235-2398
(718) 265-5343

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

CUNY Lehman College
Bedford Park Blvd W
Bronx, NY 10468
(718) 960-8000

CUNY Medgar Evers College
1650 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11225-2010
(718) 270-4900

CUNY New York City College of Technology
300 Jay St
Brooklyn, NY 11201-2983
(718) 260-5500

CUNY Queens College
65-30 Kissena Blvd
Flushing, NY 11367-0904
(718) 997-5000
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 by 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

CUNY Queensborough Community College*
222-05 56th Ave
Bayside, NY 11364
(718) 631-6262

CUNY York College
94-20 Guy R Brewer Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11451
(718) 262-2000

Canisius College
2001 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14208-1098
(716) 883-7000
www.canisius.edu

Colgate University
13 Oak Dr
Hamilton, NY 13346-1398
(315) 228-1000
www.colgate.edu

College of Mount Saint Vincent
6301 Riverdale Ave
Bronx, NY 10471-1093
(718) 405-3200
www.mountsaintvincent.edu

Columbia University in the City of New York
116 St and Broadway
New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-1754
www.columbia.edu

Columbia-Greene Community College*
4400 Rte 23
Hudson, NY 12534
(518) 828-4181

Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-2000
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 were 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 chose 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 life long 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.”
stars-4

Corning Community College*
1 Academic Dr
Corning, NY 14830
(607) 962-9011
www.corning-cc.edu

D’Youville College
320 Porter Ave
Buffalo, NY 14201-1084
(716) 829-8000
www.dyc.edu

Daemen College
4380 Main St
Amherst, NY 14226-3592
(716) 839-3600
www.daemen.edu

Dominican College of Blauvelt
470 Western Hwy
Orangeburg, NY 10962-1210
(845) 359-7800
www.dc.edu

Dowling College
150 Idle Hour Blvd
Oakdale, NY 11769-1999
(631) 244-3000
www.dowling.edu

Dutchess Community College*
53 Pendell Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1595
(845) 431-8000

Elmira College
One Park Pl
Elmira, NY 14901
(607) 735-1800

Erie Community College*
121 Ellicott St
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 842-2770

Finger Lakes Community College*
4355 Lake Shore Dr
Canandaigua, NY 14424-8395
(585) 394-3500
www.flcc.edu

Five Towns College
305 North Service Rd
Dix Hills, NY 11746-5871
(631) 424-7000
www.ftc.edu

Fordham University
441 E Fordham Rd
Bronx, NY 10458
(718) 817-1000
www.fordham.edu

Fulton-Montgomery Community College*
2805 State Hwy 67
Johnstown, NY 12095-3790
(518) 762-4651
wwww.fmcc.edu

Genesee Community College*
One College Rd
Batavia, NY 14020
(585) 343-0055

Hartwick College
One Hartwick Drive
Oneonta, NY 13820-4020
(607) 431-4000
www.hartwick.edu

Herkimer County Community College*
100 Reservoir Rd
Herkimer, NY 13350-1598
(315) 866-0300

Hofstra University
100 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
(516) 463-6600
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 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

Houghton College
1 Willard Ave
Houghton, NY 14744
(585) 567-9200
www.houghton.edu

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

Iona College
715 North Ave
New Rochelle, NY 10801-1890
(914) 633-2000

Ithaca College
953 Danby Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 274-3011
www.ithaca.edu

Jefferson Community College-Watertown*
1220 Coffeen St
Watertown, NY 13601-1897
(315) 786-2200

Keuka College
141 Central Ave
Keuka Park, NY 14478
(315) 279-5000
www.keuka.edu

Long Island University-Brentwood
100 Second Ave
Brentwood, NY 11717-5300
(631) 273-5112

Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus
University Plz
Brooklyn, NY 11201-5372
(718) 488-1000

Long Island University-C W Post Campus
720 Northern Blvd
Brookville, NY 11548-1300
(516) 299-2900

Long Island University-Rockland Campus
70 Route 340
Orangeburg, NY 10962-2219
(845) 359-7200

Manhattanville College
2900 Purchase St
Purchase, NY 10577
(914) 694-2200
www.mville.edu

Maria College of Albany
700 New Scotland Ave
Albany, NY 12208
(518) 438-3111
www.mariacollege.edu

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

Medaille College
18 Agassiz Cir
Buffalo, NY 14214-2695
(716) 880-2000

Mercy College
555 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
(800) 637-2969
www.mercy.edu

Molloy College
1000 Hempstead Ave
Rockville Centre, NY 11571-5002
(516) 678-5000

Mount Saint Mary College
330 Powell Ave
Newburgh, NY 12550
(845) 561-0800
www.msmc.edu

Nazareth College
4245 East Ave
Rochester, NY 14618-3790
(585) 389-2525

Student Review: “Nazareth has a small but pretty campus. However, due to 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

New York Institute of Technology-Old Westbury
Northern Blvd
Old Westbury, NY 11568-8000
(516) 686-7516

New York University
70 Washington Sq S
New York, NY 10012-1091
(212) 998-1212
www.nyu.edu

Niagara County Community College*
3111 Saunders Settlement Rd
Sanborn, NY 14132
(716) 614-6222

Niagara University
Niagara University, NY 14109
(716) 285-1212

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

Nyack College
1 South Blvd
Nyack, NY 10960-3698
(845) 358-1710

Orange County Community College*
115 South St
Middletown, NY 10940
(845) 344-6222

Pace University-New York
1 Pace Plz
New York, NY 10038-1598
(212) 346-1200
www.pace.edu

Pratt Institute-Main
200 Willoughby Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 636-3600

Roberts Wesleyan College
2301 Westside Dr
Rochester, NY 14624
(585) 594-6000

Rochester Institute of Technology
1 Lomb Memorial Dr
Rochester, NY 14623-5603
(585) 475-2411
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 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 College at Brockport
350 New Campus Dr
Brockport, NY 14420-2919
(716) 395-2211
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 amount 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

SUNY College at Buffalo
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
(716) 878-4000
www.buffalostate.edu

SUNY College at Cortland
Cortland, NY 13045-0900
(607) 753-2011

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 College at New Paltz
1 Hawk Dr
New Paltz, NY 12561-2443
(845) 257-2121
www.newpaltz.edu

SUNY College at Old Westbury
223 Store Hill Rd
Old Westbury, NY 11568-0210
(516) 876-3000
www.oldwestbury.edu

SUNY College at Oneonta
Ravine Pkwy
Oneonta, NY 13820-4015
(607) 436-3500
www.oneonta.edu

SUNY College at Oswego
7060 State Rte 104
Oswego, NY 13126
(315) 312-2500
www.oswego.edu

SUNY College at Plattsburgh
101 Broad St
Plattsburgh, NY 12901-2681
(518) 564-2000
www.plattsburgh.edu

SUNY College at Potsdam
Pierrepont Ave
Potsdam, NY 13676-2294
(315) 267-2000
www.potsdam.edu

SUNY Westchester Community College*
75 Grasslands Rd
Valhalla, NY 10595
(914) 606-6600
www.sunywcc.edu

SUNY at Albany
1400 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12222
(518) 442-3300
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 at Binghamton
Vestal Pky E
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
(607) 777-2000
www.binghamton.edu

SUNY at Fredonia
Central Ave
Fredonia, NY 14063-1136
(716) 673-3111
www.fredonia.edu

SUNY at Geneseo
1 College Cir
Geneseo, NY 14454-1465
(585) 245-5211
www.geneseo.edu

Sage College of Albany
140 New Scotland Ave
Albany, NY 12208
(518) 292-1717

Saint Bonaventure University
Route 417
Saint Bonaventure, NY 14778
(716) 375-2000
www.sbu.edu

Saint John Fisher College
3690 East Ave
Rochester, NY 14618-3597
(585) 385-8000
www.sjfc.edu

Saint Josephs College-Main Campus
245 Clinton Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205-3688
(718) 636-6800

Saint Josephs College-Suffolk Campus
155 W Roe Blvd
Patchogue, NY 11772-2399
(631) 447-3200

Saint Thomas Aquinas College
125 Rte 340
Sparkill, NY 10976-1050
(845) 398-4000
www.stac.edu

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

School of Visual Arts
209 E 23rd St
New York, NY 10010
(212) 592-2000
www.sva.edu

St. Francis College
180 Remsen St
Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201-9902
(718) 522-2300

St. Johns University-New York
8000 Utopia Pky
Queens, NY 11439
(718) 990-6161
www.stjohns.edu

Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794
(631) 632-6000
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 work load 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

Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY 13244-1100
(315) 443-1870
www.syr.edu

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

The College of New Rochelle
29 Castle Pl
New Rochelle, NY 10805-2339
(914) 632-5300
www.cnr.edu

The College of Saint Rose
432 Western Ave
Albany, NY 12203-1490
(518) 454-5111
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 pedgological discourse with professors who engaged me into 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

Ulster County Community College*
491 Cottekill Rd
Stone Ridge, NY 12484
(845) 687-5000
www.sunyulster.edu

University at Buffalo
3435 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 645-2000
www.buffalo.edu

University of Rochester
240 Wallis Hall
Rochester, NY 14627-0011
(585) 275-2121

Utica College
1600 Burrstone Rd
Utica, NY 13502-4892
(315) 792-3111
www.utica.edu

Wagner College
One Campus Rd
Staten Island, NY 10301-4495
(718) 390-3100
www.wagner.edu

An asterisk (*) denotes a two-year or certificate program in education. While a two-year degree will not qualify graduates for teacher certification, it can be a good starting point for a teaching career. To learn more about what you can do with this degree, see our guide to associate’s degrees in education.

References:
1. National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
2. Niche College Search: https://www.niche.com/colleges/search/best-colleges-for-education/s/new-york/?type=private&type=public
3. Kiplinger’s Best College Values: http://www.kiplinger.com/tool/college/T014-S001-kiplinger-s-best-values-in-public-colleges/
4. 2017 US News Best Graduate Education Schools: https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-education-schools/edu-rankings
5. 2017 US News Best Online Graduate Education Schools: https://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/education/rankings
6. Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP): http://caepnet.org/provider-search
7. National Council on Teacher Quality Teacher Preparation Program Review: http://www.nctq.org/teacherPrep/2016/findings/home.do
8. US Department of Education 2016 Title II Reports: https://title2.ed.gov/Public/Home.aspx