School of Health Professions and Education
Studying Education: The UC Advantage
The undergraduate education program at Utica College enables students to develop critical, high-level teaching skills in preparation for attaining New York State Certification and embarking on a fulfilling career as an educator in any of a number of different disciplinary areas.
Supported by an exceptional faculty of seasoned professional teachers and administrators, UC's education program is offered in combination with your academic major. It features a strong focus on methodology and practical application, with opportunities for student-teaching and other real-world experiences.
Undergraduate education programs at UC include:
- Early childhood education (birth to grade 2)
- Childhood education (grades 1 - 6)
- Grade 7 - 9 extension to childhood education
- Middle childhood education (grades 5 - 9)
- Adolescence education (grades 7 - 12)
- Students with disabilities grades 7-12 generalist
- Grades 5 - 6 extension to adolescence education
- Teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) education (birth to grade 12)
- Business and maketing education
- Early childhood/childhood education (birth to grade 6)
- Childhood and special education
- Adolescence and students with disabilities grades 7-12 generalist
Program Student Learning Goals
Career OutcomesThe education program prepares you for a range of fulfilling career options as an educator, as well as graduate study in education. (Utica College also offers master's degree and CAS programs in education.)
UC education program alumni have distinguished themselves as educators and administrators in school districts throughout New York State and across the country.
"My UC education professors modeled effective teaching strategies, which I then applied in my own teaching experiences. The program gave me the knowledge I needed to succeed, then gave me the opportunity to do so. It prepared me to be an educator as well as a teacher." "My UC education professors modeled effective teaching strategies, which I then applied in my own teaching experiences. The program gave me the knowledge I needed to succeed, then gave me the opportunity to do so. It prepared me to be an educator as well as a teacher."
Matthew R. Zehr'97