Educator Preparation Programs

Educator Preparation Programs

You Belong Here

You know how life-changing knowledge can be. You thrive when you’re sharing information and ideas with others. You want a career that gives you the power to influence the future. Education may be the program for you.

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Why UC?

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.

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What You’ll Learn

Utica College's education programs feature a strong focus on methodology and practical application, with opportunities for student-teaching and other real-world experiences. Courses include observation and work in the public schools as well as regular course work. The practical application of the theory and principles of teaching and learning culminates in an assignment to area schools for student teaching in the senior year. It is necessary for students to make plans to set aside one of the semesters of the senior year to devote entirely to student teaching.

Program options include:

Opportunities for dual certification in:

Courses include observation and work in the public schools as well as regular course work.

 

A new partnership with the New York City Department of Education's "Pre-K for All" initiative allows students to fulfill student teaching requirement in NYC

 
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A Degree that Works

The 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.

UC's education program is offered in combination with the academic major.

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